The World in a Phrase: A Brief History of the Aphorisms
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
About the Author
James Geary is the deputy editor of Time Magazine in Europe and the author of The Body Electric: An Anatomy of the New Bionic Senses. He lives in London with his wife and three children.
- Publisher : Bloomsbury USA (October 9, 2006)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 240 pages
- ISBN-10 : 158234616X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1582346168
- Item Weight : 5.75 pounds
- Dimensions : 5.49 x 0.7 x 8.29 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,921,824 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
The one-star ratings of a couple of other reviews are from fundamental Christians who apparently did not appreciate Geary's secular take on Jesus the aphorist. Geary's humanist bent does show in his approach. I would advise potential buyers of this book to take their complaint with a grain of sand. And, after all, it's only four pages out of a couple of hundred.
Any thinking person will find the book a delight.