|Plot Summary of A History of Knowledge|
|"Van Doren's book details the development of thought. Covering a the expanse of human history, Van Doren highlights people and events that have advanced knowledge and reason to today's standards. He then theorizes where the future will bring our thinking minds. "
David M. Takitaki, Resident Scholar
|"A coherent journey from the beginnings of writing and philosophy to the computerized technology of the modern era. How knowledge and learning have changed the course of human events and our understanding of the world."
Daniel Green, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of A History of Knowledge|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Kind Of History
Time of history:
- History of mankind
History of a science?
Kind of science
- Many kinds
Subjects of this Historical Account
Is the portrayal sympathetic?
Intelligence of subject of
If applicable, liberal/conservative?
- Historian is moderately liberal
How much gore?
- 3 ()
How fast-paced is the book?
- 7 ()
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Book makes you feel...
How much focus on stories of individuals?
- Focuses on brief history of a lot of players
How much romance?
- 1 ()
Minor characters feature lots of:
Is this a kid's book?
- Ages 16-Adult
- A handful
- Not enough maps
Length of book
- 350-400 pages
- 450 pages+
How much emphasis on small details?
- 7 ()
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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