Publisher : MIT Press
Category : Psychology
ISBN : 9780262370295
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 311

An exhilarating, genre-bending exploration of curiosity’s powerful capacity to connect ideas and people. Curious about something? Google it. Look at it. Ask a question. But is curiosity simply information seeking? According to this exhilarating, genre-bending book, what’s left out of the conventional understanding of curiosity are the wandering tracks, the weaving concepts, the knitting of ideas, and the thatching of knowledge systems—the networks, the relations between ideas and between people. Curiosity, say Perry Zurn and Dani Bassett, is a practice of connection: it connects ideas into networks of knowledge, and it connects knowers themselves, both to the knowledge they seek and to each other. Zurn and Bassett—identical twins who write that their book “represents the thought of one mind and two bodies”—harness their respective expertise in the humanities and the sciences to get irrepressibly curious about curiosity. Traipsing across literatures of antiquity and medieval science, Victorian poetry and nature essays, as well as work by writers from a variety of marginalized communities, they trace a multitudinous curiosity. They identify three styles of curiosity—the busybody, who collects stories, creating loose knowledge networks; the hunter, who hunts down secrets or discoveries, creating tight networks; and the dancer, who takes leaps of creative imagination, creating loopy ones. Investigating what happens in a curious brain, they offer an accessible account of the network neuroscience of curiosity. And they sketch out a new kind of curiosity-centric and inclusive education that embraces everyone’s curiosity. The book performs the very curiosity that it describes, inviting readers to participate—to be curious with the book and not simply about it.

Publisher : Bantam
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780553392692
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 336

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Janet Evanovich, bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum series, teams up with Emmy-winning writer Phoef Sutton for a brand-new series of mysteries featuring Emerson Knight and Riley Moon, a dynamic duo with instant and undeniable chemistry. Emerson Knight is introverted, eccentric, and has little to no sense of social etiquette. Good thing he’s also brilliant, rich, and (some people might say) handsome, or he’d probably be homeless. Riley Moon has just graduated from Harvard Business and Harvard Law. Her aggressive Texas spitfire attitude has helped her land her dream job as a junior analyst with mega-bank Blane-Grunwald. At least Riley Moon thought it was her dream job, until she is given her first assignment: babysitting Emerson Knight. What starts off as an inquiry about missing bank funds in the Knight account leads to inquiries about a missing man, missing gold, and a life-and-death race across the country. Through the streets of Washington, D.C., and down into the underground vault of the Federal Reserve in New York City, an evil plan is exposed. A plan so sinister that only a megalomaniac could think it up, and only the unlikely duo of the irrepressibly charming Emerson Knight and the tenacious Riley Moon can stop it. Praise for Curious Minds “The one-liners fly at a ferocious pace. . . . Evanovich fans will find this closer in style to the Stephanie Plum novels.”—Booklist “Evanovich’s comedic timing and pacing are evident on every page.”—Daily Republic

Publisher : School of Life
Category : Philosophers
ISBN : 1999747143
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 160

Introduces twenty-five of history's leading figures in philosophy, including Buddha, Aristotle, René Descartes, and Friedrich Nietzsche, and how their philosophical ideas continue to matter in today's world.

Publisher : The Experiment
Category : Reference
ISBN : 9781615197491
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 208

The Maps for Curious Minds series is back—with 100 vivid infographic maps that transform the way we understand the cultural and geographical wonders of North America No matter how well you think you know North America, the 100 infographic maps in this singular atlas uncover a trove of fresh wonders that make the continent seem like the center of the universe. Did you know that North America is where the first T. rex was found? Or that it’s where you can visit the world’s biggest geode as well as its oldest, tallest, and largest trees—not to mention the world’s tallest and steepest roller coasters?! Brimming with fascinating insight (Who is the highest-paid public employee in each state?) and whimsical discovery (Where can you visit the world’s largest island in a lake on an island in a lake on an island?), this book highlights the unexpected contours of geography, history, nature, politics, and culture, revealing new ways to see North America—and the hundreds of millions who call it home.

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781476730752
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 320

Academy Award–winning producer Brian Grazer and an acclaimed business journalist examine the weekly “curiosity conversations” that have inspired Grazer to create some of America's favorite and iconic movies and television shows—from 24 to A Beautiful Mind.

Publisher : The Experiment
Category : Reference
ISBN : 9781615196265
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 208

100 full-color maps—some serious (the distribution of the world’s major religions), some more humorous (countries where there aren’t any McDonald’s)—to change the way you see connections between countries

Publisher : ASCD
Category : Education
ISBN : 9780871207197
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 244

Explains questioning strategies and teaching behaviors designed to encourage students to think, investigate, and draw their own conclusions.

Publisher : Allen & Unwin
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781760637026
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 272

If you have read The House that Pinterest Built, Smart Spaces, Iconic Australian Houses, or Elements of Style, you're going to love Karen McCartney's new book The Alchemy of Things. Karen McCartney's eighteen most fascinating homes in the world: The Alchemy of Things invites you into the homes and minds of eighteen fascinating UK, Australian, US and European creatives selected by esteemed interior design editor and author, Karen McCartney. These artists, interior designers, architects, collectors, gallerists, stylists, furniture designers and vintage retailers take you on an eccentric, whimsical, curated and clever tour of their interior design and home decor, and the philosophies behind their creations. An esteemed interior design editor and author: Author Karen McCartney is best known for her work in the world of interiors, architecture and design across print and digital media. She edited Marie Claire Lifestyle and was the founding editor of Inside Out magazine before becoming Editorial Director (Lifestyle) at News Corp Australia. Karen is the author of eight architecture and interior design books including the bestselling 50/60/70 Iconic Australian Houses, 70/80/90 Iconic Australian Houses and more recently, Perfect Imperfect: The beauty of accident, age & patina. According to Karen, the idea for The Alchemy of Things arose out of her previous book, Perfect Imperfect, where some of the content revolved around remarkable people with quite extreme interiors - people such as Martyn Thompson in New York and Nectar Efkarpidis in Canberra. Enjoy the visual splendour of The Alchemy of Things: - Tap into architectural energy that defies trend - Visit remarkable homes that have never been seen before - Change your perspective and think out of the interior design box

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781481430746
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 240

From the creators of the What If…? Conference comes a quirky book that encourages kids to explore and engage with the world around them by asking more than eighty wild, absurd, and thought provoking questions. What if a book didn’t just tell you how to think or what to know, but rather encouraged you to think for yourself? What if there was a book that focused on asking questions instead of just answering them? The Book of What If…? does just that! What if you lived on a floating city? What if politicians were kids? What if broccoli tasted like chocolate? What if you could explore outer space? By asking these fun, open-ended questions, this book fosters greater critical thinking skills and gives kids a space to interact by breaking out a notebook to draw or write out their personal reactions, or engage in entertaining exercises with family and friends. Plus, sidebars deepen the investigation with peer-to-peer insights, historical and current profiles, real-life examples, and more, making for unlimited learning opportunities! Divided into sections—history, people, stuff, and nature—along with four introductory texts to open up a dialogue about why it’s important to be inquisitive and to always ask questions, The Book of What If…? is sure to be a hit with kids, teachers, and parents alike. So ask a question and let the answers lead you on an exciting journey filled with endless opportunities to learn!

Publisher : MIT Press
Category : Psychology
ISBN : 9780262047036
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 311

An exhilarating, genre-bending exploration of curiosity’s powerful capacity to connect ideas and people. Curious about something? Google it. Look at it. Ask a question. But is curiosity simply information seeking? According to this exhilarating, genre-bending book, what’s left out of the conventional understanding of curiosity are the wandering tracks, the weaving concepts, the knitting of ideas, and the thatching of knowledge systems—the networks, the relations between ideas and between people. Curiosity, say Perry Zurn and Dani Bassett, is a practice of connection: it connects ideas into networks of knowledge, and it connects knowers themselves, both to the knowledge they seek and to each other. Zurn and Bassett—identical twins who write that their book “represents the thought of one mind and two bodies”—harness their respective expertise in the humanities and the sciences to get irrepressibly curious about curiosity. Traipsing across literatures of antiquity and medieval science, Victorian poetry and nature essays, as well as work by writers from a variety of marginalized communities, they trace a multitudinous curiosity. They identify three styles of curiosity—the busybody, who collects stories, creating loose knowledge networks; the hunter, who hunts down secrets or discoveries, creating tight networks; and the dancer, who takes leaps of creative imagination, creating loopy ones. Investigating what happens in a curious brain, they offer an accessible account of the network neuroscience of curiosity. And they sketch out a new kind of curiosity-centric and inclusive education that embraces everyone’s curiosity. The book performs the very curiosity that it describes, inviting readers to participate—to be curious with the book and not simply about it.