The Geography Of Genius

Author: Eric Weiner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 145169167X
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An acclaimed travel writer examines the connection between surroundings and innovative ideas, profiling examples in such regions as early-twentieth-century Vienna, Renaissance Florence, ancient Athens, and Silicon Valley. --Publisher

The Geography Of Bliss

Author: Eric Weiner
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448168481
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What makes a nation happy? Is one country's sense of happiness the same as another's? In the last two decades, psychologists and economists have learned a lot about who's happy and who isn't. The Dutch are, the Romanians aren't, and Americans are somewhere in between... After years of going to the world's least happy countries, Eric Weiner, a veteran foreign correspondent, decided to travel and evaluate each country's different sense of happiness and discover the nation that seemed happiest of all. ·He discovers the relationship between money and happiness in tiny and extremely wealthy Qatar (and it's not a good one) ·He goes to Thailand, and finds that not thinking is a contented way of life. ·He goes to the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, and discovers they have an official policy of Gross National Happiness! ·He asks himself why the British don't do happiness? In Weiner's quest to find the world's happiest places, he eats rotten Icelandic shark, meditates in Bangalore, visits strip clubs in Bangkok and drinks himself into a stupor in Reykjavik. Full of inspired moments, The Geography of Bliss accomplishes a feat few travel books dare and even fewer achieve: to make you happier.

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Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781976502965
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Doesn't it seem like some geographical areas seem to produce more innovation and invention than others? We have Silicon Valley which is the hub of all the top tech innovations. In the ancient past, we had Athens which was the founding city of Western Philosophy and genius; a genius that until this day informs our societies. In his book, The Geography of Genius, Eric Weiner addresses why it seems as if some places are hotbeds for genius, innovation and invention.

Man Seeks God

Author: Eric Weiner
ISBN: 9781455505715
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After a health scare, an atheist travels the world searching for an experience of the divine, from meditating with Tibetan lamas in Nepal and unblocking his chi in China, to studying the Kabbalah in Israel.

Maps And Geography

Author: Ken Jennings
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442473290
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Discover the fun facts about the world and become a master of geography with this interactive trivia book from Jeopardy! champ and New York Times bestselling author Ken Jennings. With this Junior Genius Guide to maps and geography, you’ll become an expert and wow your friends and teachers with clever facts: Did you know that the biggest desert in the world is actually covered in snow? Or that Christopher Columbus wasn’t the first to think that the Earth was round? With great illustrations, cool trivia, and fun quizzes to test your knowledge, this guide will have you on your way to whiz-kid status in no time!

The Geography Of Thought

Author: Richard Nisbett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439106673
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A “landmark book” (Robert J. Sternberg, president of the American Psychological Association) by one of the world's preeminent psychologists that proves human behavior is not “hard-wired” but a function of culture. Everyone knows that while different cultures think about the world differently, they use the same equipment for doing their thinking. But what if everyone is wrong? The Geography of Thought documents Richard Nisbett's groundbreaking international research in cultural psychology and shows that people actually think about—and even see—the world differently because of differing ecologies, social structures, philosophies, and educational systems that date back to ancient Greece and China. As a result, East Asian thought is “holistic”—drawn to the perceptual field as a whole and to relations among objects and events within that field. By contrast, Westerners focus on salient objects or people, use attributes to assign them to categories, and apply rules of formal logic to understand their behavior. From feng shui to metaphysics, from comparative linguistics to economic history, a gulf separates the children of Aristotle from the descendants of Confucius. At a moment in history when the need for cross-cultural understanding and collaboration have never been more important, The Geography of Thought offers both a map to that gulf and a blueprint for a bridge that will span it.

It S All Relative

Author: A. J. Jacobs
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476734496
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Traces the author's three-year investigation into what constitutes family, describing how, after receiving an e-mail from a stranger who claimed to be a distant cousin, he embarked on an effort to build the biggest family tree in history.

The Geography Of The Imagination

Author: Guy Davenport
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
ISBN: 9781567920802
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"There is no way to prepare yourself for reading Guy Davenport. You stand in awe before his knowledge of the archaic and his knowledge of the modern. Even more, you stand in awe of the connections he can make between the archaic and the modern; he makes the remote familiar and the familiar fundamental."? Los Angeles Times Book Review"As a critic, Davenport shines as an intrepid appreciator, an ideal teacher. By preference, he likes to walk the reader through a painting or a poem, teasing out the meaning of odd details, making connections with history and other works of art. His must-have essay collections, The Geography of the Imagination and Every Force Evolves a Form, display his range: With a rainwater clarity, he can write about the naturalist Louis Agassiz or ancient poetry and thought?He can account for the importance of prehistoric cave art to early modernism or outline the achievements of Joyce and Pound. He can make you yearn to read or look again at neglected masters like the poets Charles Olsen and Louis Zukofsky and the painters Balthus and Charles Burchfield. He can send you out eagerly searching for C. M. Doughty's six-volume epic poem, The Dawn in Britain, and for the works of Ronald Johnson, Jonathan Williams and Paul Metcalf. In all this, his method is nothing other than the deep attentiveness engenderd by love: that and a firm faith in simply knowing things. He conveys, to adopt his own words about painter Paul Cadmus, 'a perfect balance of spirit and information."? Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World

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Doesn't it seem like some geographical areas seem to produce more innovation and invention than others? We have Silicon Valley which is the hub of all top tech innovations. In the ancient past we had Athens which was the founding city of Western Philosophy and genius; a genius that until this day informs out societies. In his book "The Geography of Genius", Eric Weiner addresses why it seems as if some places are hotbeds of genius, innovation and invention. In this Summary, we will analyze, discuss and summarize the key points in "The Geography of Genius", by Eric Weiner. Enjpy!

Practical Genius

Author: Gina Amaro Rudan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451626053
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Outlines a plan for tapping innate intelligence to unleash hidden potential for greater personal and professional success, providing a sequence of exercises designed to help readers identify personal talents and express them in everyday life.