Genius: A Very Short Introduction

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Genius: A Very Short Introduction

Format:  Paperback,

135 pages

Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr

Publish Date: Jan 2011

ISBN-13: 9780199594405

ISBN-10: 0199594406

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Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Publish Date: Jan 2011
ISBN-13: 9780199594405
ISBN-10: 0199594406
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 135
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.25
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 4.5 x 6.75 x 0.25
Walmart No.: 9780199594405

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Genius is the name we give to a quality of work that transcends fashion, celebrity, fame, and reputation. Somehow, genius abolishes both the time and the place of its origin. Shakespeare's plays and Mozart's melodies and harmonies continue to move people in languages and cultures far removed from their native England and Austria. Similarly, Darwin's ideas are still required reading for every working biologist; they continue to generate fresh thinking and experiments around the world.

The first concise study of genius in both the arts and the sciences, thisVery Short Introductionuses the life and work of familiar geniuses--including Homer, Leonardo, Tolstoy, Marie Curie, Galileo, and Newton--to illuminate both the individual and the general aspects of genius. In particular, Robinson explores the roles of talent, heredity, parenting, education, training, hard work, intelligence, personality, mental illness, inspiration, eureka moments, and luck, in the making of genius.

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