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Sparks of Genius: The Thirteen Thinking Tools of the World's Most Creative Peopleby Mich Root Bernstein
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Creativity isn't born, it's cultivated—this innovative guide distills the work of extraordinary artists and thinkers to show you how.
All the imagination needs to be fruitful is exercise. Robert and Michele Root-Bernstein identify the thinking tools employed by history's greatest creative minds—from Albert Einstein and Jane Goodall to Amadeus Mozart and Virginia Woolf—so that anyone with the right mix of inspiration and drive can set their own genius in motion. With engaging narratives and ample illustrations, Robert and Michele Root-Bernstein investigate cognitive tools as diverse as observing, imaging, recognizing patterns, modeling, playing, and more to provide "a clever, detailed and demanding fitness program for the creative mind" (Kirkus Reviews).
In this bold book, Robert and Michele Root-Bernstein vividly describe how geniuses from Albert Einstein and Richard Feynman to e.e. cummings and Isabel Allende use a common toolbox of mental skills to create new ideas and expressions in every area of the arts and sciences. Illustrations, photos.
Exercise your imagination and set off sparks of genius. Explore the "thinking tools" of extraordinary people, from Albert Einstein and Jane Goodall to Amadeus Mozart and Virginia Woolf, and learn how you can practice the same imaginative skills to become your creative best. With engaging narratives and ample illustrations, Robert and Michele Root-Bernstein investigate cognitive tools as diverse as observing, imaging, recognizing patterns, modeling, playing, and more. SPARKS OF GENIUS is "a clever, detailed and demanding fitness program for the creative mind" (Kirkus Reviews) and a groundbreaking guidebook for anyone interested in imaginative thinking, lifelong learning, and transdisciplinary education.
About the Author
'Robert Root-Bernstien is an associate professor of physiology at Michigan State University. He is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and is the author of Rethinking AIDS and Discovering. Bernstien currently lives in East Lansing, Michigan.Michele Root-Berstein is the author of Boulevard Theater and Revolution in the Eighteenth-Century Paris, which won the Sierra Best Book Award from the Western Association of Women Historians. She currrently resides in East Lansing, Michigan.'
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