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  • Ideasby Peter Watson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 16.99

    Peter Watson's hugely ambitious and stimulating history of ideas from deep antiquity to the present day—from the invention of writing, mathematics, science, and philosophy to the rise of such concepts as the law, sacrifice, democracy, and the soul—offers an illuminated path to a greater understanding of our world and ourselves. more...

  • The German Geniusby Peter Watson

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 16.99

    The German Genius is a virtuoso cultural history of German ideas and influence, from 1750 to the present day, by acclaimed historian Peter Watson ( Making of the Modern Mind, Ideas ). From Bach, Goethe, and Schopenhauer to Nietzsche, Freud, and Einstein, from the arts and humanities to science and philosophy, The German Genius is a lively and accessible... more...

  • The Modern Mindby Peter Watson

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 16.99

    From Freud to Babbitt, from Animal Farm to Sartre to the Great Society, from the Theory of Relativity to counterculture to Kosovo, The Modern Mind is encyclopedic, covering the major writers, artists, scientists, and philosophers who produced the ideas by which we live. Peter Watson has produced a fluent and engaging narrative of the intellectual... more...

  • The German Geniusby Peter Watson

    Simon & Schuster UK 2010; US$ 15.99

    From the end of the Baroque age and the death of Bach in 1750 to the rise of Hitler in 1933, Germany was transformed from a poor relation among western nations into a dominant intellectual and cultural force more influential than France, Britain, Italy, Holland, and the United States. In the early decades of the 20th century, German artists, writers,... more...

  • The German Geniusby Peter Watson

    Simon & Schuster UK 2010; Not Available

    From the end of the Baroque age and the death of Bach in 1750 to the rise of Hitler in 1933, Germany was transformed from a poor relation among western nations into a dominant intellectual and cultural force more influential than France, Britain, Italy, Holland, and the United States. In the early decades of the 20th century, German artists, writers,... more...

  • The Great Divideby Peter Watson

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 14.99

    In The Great Divide , acclaimed author and historian Peter Watson explores the development of humankind between the Old World and the New, and offers a groundbreaking new understanding of human history. By 15,000 BC, humans had migrated from northeastern Asia across the frozen Bering land bridge to the Americas. When the last Ice Agecame to an end,... more...

  • The German Geniusby Peter Watson

    Simon & Schuster UK 2010; US$ 16.58

    From the end of the Baroque age and the death of Bach in 1750 to the rise of Hitler in 1933, Germany was transformed from a poor relation among western nations into a dominant intellectual and cultural force more influential than France, Britain, Italy, Holland, and the United States. In the early decades of the 20th century, German artists, writers,... more...

  • The Great Divideby Peter Watson

    Orion 2012; US$ 32.67

    How the division of the Americas from the rest of the world affected human history. more...

  • The Great Divideby Peter Watson

    Orion 2012; Not Available

    How the division of the Americas from the rest of the world affected human history. more...

  • The Modern Mindby Peter Watson

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    From Freud to Babbitt, from Animal Farm to Sartre to the Great Society, from the Theory of Relativity to counterculture to Kosovo, The Modern Mind is encyclopedic, covering the major writers, artists, scientists, and philosophers who produced the ideas by which we live. Peter Watson has produced a fluent and engaging narrative of the intellectual... more...