I enjoyed the breadth of countries that are covered in this work, which gave the theories a feeling of solidity.
There is only one.
I found the attempt to base the theory on evolutionary theory unnecassary and a step too far. He criticises people who do this as resorting to "just so" theories, then does it himself. Given the length of the book, it is easy to forget that section and let the rest stand alone.
This would be one of my favourite books, combining both an interesting historical account with an engaging personal story.
The unique insight it gave into this period of European history.
Would be enjoyed by people with an interest in evangelical Christianity under the Nazi regime, and anyone looking for a social history of this period of history.
It follows a logical flow from the discoveries of information theory to our current information age.
There were so many interesting stories about how words, phrases and other facets of the language emerged, I would enjoy re-reading it to be reminded of them.
Would be enjoyed by anyone who finds words and their origins interesting.
This classic story is an interesting read, and is well narrated.
The narrator takes on the characters well, and brings the story to life.
Our children enjoy an engaging story, so loved listening to this.
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