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The Resource The geography of genius : a search for the world's most creative places from ancient Athens to Silicon Valley, Eric Weiner

The geography of genius : a search for the world's most creative places from ancient Athens to Silicon Valley, Eric Weiner

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The geography of genius : a search for the world's most creative places from ancient Athens to Silicon Valley
Title
The geography of genius
Title remainder
a search for the world's most creative places from ancient Athens to Silicon Valley
Statement of responsibility
Eric Weiner
Title variation
geography of genius
Title variation remainder
a search for the worlds most creative places from ancient Athens to Silicon Valley
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How do you define "genius"? In Eric Weiner's case, simply being super-smart isn't good enough; he thinks of "genius in the creative sense," meaning those people who think of amazing and useful new ideas. Because he's fascinated by the topic ("in much the way a naked man is fascinated by the subject of clothing," he says), he traveled the world to examine the connection between setting and innovation. Weiner talked to locals and scholars to better understand why places like ancient Athens, Renaissance Florence, 20th-century Vienna, and modern-day Silicon Valley have incubated an exorbitant number of geniuses. This delightful book is a good fit for curious fans of Bill Bryson looking for other amusing authors to read. -- Description by Dawn Towery
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
153.9809
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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a search for the world's most creative places from ancient Athens to Silicon Valley
Label
The geography of genius : a search for the world's most creative places from ancient Athens to Silicon Valley, Eric Weiner
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Contents
INTRODUCTION: ADVENTURES WITH THE GALTON BOX -- GENIUS IS SIMPLE : ATHENS -- GENIUS IS NOTHING NEW : HANGZHOU -- GENIUS IS EXPENSIVE : FLORENCE -- GENIUS IS PRACTICAL : EDINBURGH -- GENIUS IS CHAOTIC : CALCUTTA -- GENIUS IS REACTIONARY : VIENNA PITCH PERFECT -- GENIUS IS CAFFEINATED : VIENNA ON THE COUCH -- GENIUS IS WEAK : SILICON VALLEY -- EPILOGUE: BAKING BREAD AND HANGING TEN
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
353 p.
Isbn
9781451691658
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2015004798
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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n
Label
The geography of genius : a search for the world's most creative places from ancient Athens to Silicon Valley, Eric Weiner
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
INTRODUCTION: ADVENTURES WITH THE GALTON BOX -- GENIUS IS SIMPLE : ATHENS -- GENIUS IS NOTHING NEW : HANGZHOU -- GENIUS IS EXPENSIVE : FLORENCE -- GENIUS IS PRACTICAL : EDINBURGH -- GENIUS IS CHAOTIC : CALCUTTA -- GENIUS IS REACTIONARY : VIENNA PITCH PERFECT -- GENIUS IS CAFFEINATED : VIENNA ON THE COUCH -- GENIUS IS WEAK : SILICON VALLEY -- EPILOGUE: BAKING BREAD AND HANGING TEN
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
353 p.
Isbn
9781451691658
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2015004798
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n

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