A chance to enter the world of big science, where few things are conclusively known. 30-Second Theories covers everything from quantum mechanics to natural selection in an easy-to-understand format, explaining why things happen the way they do. We don't know for certain these are correct - no one ever saw the big bang - but with them we can paint beautiful, breathtaking pictures of everything from human behaviour to what the future may hold.
The key ideas in psychology explained in half a minute. Pavlov's dogs, psychoanalysis, Milgram's obedience study, and Beck's cognitive therapy? Sure, you know what they all mean. That is, you've certainly heard of them. But do you know enough about these psychology theories to join a dinner-party debate or dazzle the bar with your knowledge?
30-Second Psychology takes the top 50 strands of thinking in this fascinating field and explains them to the general listener in half a minute.
I think, therefore I am; existentialism; dialectical materialism? The Socratic method and deconstruction? Sure, you know what they all mean. That is, you've certainly heard of them. But do you know enough about them to join a dinner-party debate or dazzle the bar with your knowledge?
30-Second Philosophies takes a revolutionary approach to getting a grip on the 50 most significant schools of philosophy.
So much modern culture traces its origins back to Greek and Roman mythology, providing wonderful references to make your conversation more heroic and raise your imagination closer to the gods. Sail through these fifty 30-second legends to discover what Hercules did to deserve his 12 labors, why Odysseus took 10 years to travel 500 miles, and how Narcissus found the love of his life. It covers gods and goddesses, heroes and monsters, story locations, and the great storytellers.