This book contains a subjective ranking of the 50 most significant men and women throughout recorded history. The author, Stan Russo, conducted more than four years of meticulous research on 500 important figures throughout the ages before settling on this list. Each person's reasons for inclusion are described in a countdown format leading up to the most significant individual. The book not only provided an educational and entertaining look at numerous cultures and time periods in the process but also builds suspense with each page as readers guess which person comes next and why. After the top ranked name is revealed, the author then provides his rationale for why other famous men and women did not make the cut. This book is an excellent resource for educators and all fans of history by serving as a starting point for further debate and discussion. Reintroduce the fun back into historical studies. Learn about individuals who might otherwise have gone unrecognized. See if your own favorite figures from history made the list. Whether you agree or disagree with the choices and the order they are listed in, you'll think about history in new ways.
Ibn Sina - Avicenna in Latin - (980-1037) played a considerable role in the development of both eastern and western philosophy and science. This book provides a general introduction to Avicenna's intellectual system and offer a careful philosophical analysis of most of the major aspects of his thought.