天才とは何か<br>Genius Explained (Canto)

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天才とは何か
Genius Explained (Canto)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 231 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780521008495
  • DDC分類 153

基本説明

Addresses the commonly held belief that genius is born not made. Controversially he suggests that genius is not a mysterious and mystical gift but the product of a combination of environment, personality and sheer hard work. The exceptional talents of those we call geniuses are the result of a unique set of circumstances and opportunities, but in every case they are pursued and exploited with a characteristic drive, determination and focus which the rest of us rarely show.

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In Genius Explained Michael J. A. Howe addresses the commonly held belief that genius is born not made. Controversially he suggests that genius is not a mysterious and mystical gift but the product of a combination of environment, personality and sheer hard work. The exceptional talents of those we call geniuses are the result of a unique set of circumstances and opportunities, but in every case they are pursued and exploited with a characteristic drive, determination and focus which the rest of us rarely show. Michael J. A. Howe develops these ideas through a series of case studies focusing on famous figures such as Charles Darwin, George Eliot, George Stevenson, the Bronte sisters, Michael Faraday and Albert Einstein in this fascinating and accessible book which will be of interest to academics, students and the interested lay reader.

Table of Contents

Preface                                            vii
Introduction 1 (22)
The young Charles Darwin 23 (35)
The long ascent of George Stephenson 58 (26)
Michael Faraday 84 (24)
Manufacturing genius 108(22)
Einstein and the prodigies 130(27)
The expertise of great writers 157(19)
Inventing and discovering 176(12)
Born to be a genius? 188(18)
Appendix: Personalia 206(6)
References 212(4)
Index 216