Lightbulb Moments in Human History
From Cave to Colosseum
by Scott Edwin Williams
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Pub Date 24 Feb 2023 | Archive Date 05 Dec 2022
John Hunt Publishing Ltd, Chronos Books
Need hope? Lightbulb Moments In Human History's wry look at humanity's big ideas proves that while times are tough, we're not going to hell in a handbasket.
Lightbulb Moments in Human History tracks humanity’s big ideas and the eccentricities of those who conceived them. Along the way you’ll find answers to questions such as: Why did the Sumerians have temple prostitutes? Just how psychotic was the God of the Old Testament? Why did parents in ancient Greece encourage their young sons to take older male lovers? And what on earth inspired the Mayans to have tobacco enemas? Funny. Irreverent. Never boring. This is not the history you were taught in school.
Scott Edwin Williams’ Lightbulb Moments in Human History engages, entertains, and provides hope that while times are tough, we’re not all going to hell in a handbasket.
A Note From the Publisher
Here’s your chance to learn and enjoy Big History in a slightly 'deranged' romp.
Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, Australian science communicator, author, and populariser
Excellent! Fun, educational and interesting - a great combination.
Krystina Kellingley, Author of Mistflower - The Loneliest Mouse
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Average rating from 9 members
I thought this was fantastic and unique, very enjoyable, and interesting. The author clearly has a talent for storytelling in a clear and amusing style while conveying facts in an entertaining manner. The author covers the core of each topic very well and it encouraged me to choose a few topics that intrigued me to research further. Maybe not the right choice if you're looking for something super serious, but I think it's tremendous fun.
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