The Geography of Genius

The Geography of Genius
Author: Eric Weiner
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-11
ISBN: 145169167X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Geography of Genius Book Excerpt:

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.

Summary of The Geography of Genius by Eric Weiner

Summary of The Geography of Genius by Eric Weiner
Author: QuickRead,Alyssa Burnette
Publsiher: QuickRead.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-10-05
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of The Geography of Genius by Eric Weiner Book Excerpt:

Are some places simply “smarter” than others? The Geography of Genius (2016) explores an interesting conundrum: why do some places produce a host of incredibly smart and creative people? Is there literally something in the climate that breeds intelligence? Is it possible that some places are simply “smarter” than others? Eric Weimer’s study charts the most intelligent regions around the world to answer these questions. Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. DISCLAIMER: This book summary is meant as a summary and an analysis and not a replacement for the original work. If you like this summary please consider purchasing the original book to get the full experience as the original author intended it to be. If you are the original author of any book published on QuickRead and want us to remove it, please contact us at [email protected]

The Geography of Intellect

The Geography of Intellect
Author: Nathaniel Weyl
Publsiher: Pickle Partners Publishing
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2018-09-03
ISBN: 1789122104
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Geography of Intellect Book Excerpt:

Until the first publication of the Geography of Intellect in 1963, the study of human intelligence, its distribution and causes, had been confined to inaccessible scholars’ journals. With the publication of works by Carleton S. Coon, Ernst Mayr and others—dealing with the evolution of man and his various sub-groups—has grown a strong popular interest in the findings of anthropological science: What has made man? Why do his civilizations rise and fall? How can we make certain that our current rate of material progress is maintained or increased, that we do not fall into the graveyard of civilizations wherein are buried Periclean Greece, Imperial Rome, Post-Inquisition Spain, Islamic civilization and the monstrous Nazi regime? “No one can read Nathaniel Weyl without realizing the has is clearly a man of intellectual honesty, attempting to perform a signal service for us all.”—NATIONAL REVIEW “So lucid and admirable a style”—NEW REPUBLIC “Professor Possony is an admirable historian, and his book is a careful and well-documented account.”—THE ANNALS “Dr. Possony—deeply steeped in general sociology—stands out among the younger historians whose work has commanded attention in Europe and in this country.”—THE NEW LEADER

Social Work and Science in the 21st Century

Social Work and Science in the 21st Century
Author: Leon H. Ginsberg,Christopher R. Larrison,Larry Nackerud,John R. Barner,Lauren A. Ricciardelli
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2019-03-11
ISBN: 0190940425
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Work and Science in the 21st Century Book Excerpt:

Social Work and Science in the 21st Century enhances the inclusion of natural science concepts and knowledge into social work education and practice. The book highlights basic scientific theories and ideas in a broad array of natural science fields, including chemistry, physics, astronomy, geometry, numbers, and big data. A number of chapters focus on how knowledge from the natural sciences can enhance social work practice in areas as diverse as medicine, substance abuse, mental health, and intellectual and developmental disabilities, while other chapters on water, human geography, climate change, execution and the death penalty, and the life cycle are designed to highlight the natural science behind social issues. The information presented in the book is complex enough to spark the reader's continued interest in knowing more about the natural sciences, but basic enough to allow readers with limited understanding of the natural sciences--at both the bachelor's and master's levels--to feel comfortable exploring its contents.

Toward a Geography of Art

Toward a Geography of Art
Author: Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 505
Release: 2004-03-14
ISBN: 0226133125
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toward a Geography of Art Book Excerpt:

Art history traditionally classifies works of art by country as well as period, but often political borders and cultural boundaries are highly complex and fluid. Questions of identity, policy, and exchange make it difficult to determine the "place" of art, and often the art itself results from these conflicts of geography and culture. Addressing an important approach to art history, Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann's book offers essays that focus on the intricacies of accounting for the geographical dimension of art history during the early modern period in Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Toward a Geography of Art presents a historical overview of these complexities, debates contemporary concerns, and completes its exploration with a diverse collection of case studies. Employing the author's expertise in a variety of fields, the book delves into critical issues such as transculturation of indigenous traditions, mestizaje, the artistic metropolis, artistic diffusion, transfer, circulation, subversion, and center and periphery. What results is a foundational study that establishes the geography of art as a subject and forces us to reconsider assumptions about the place of art that underlie the longstanding narratives of art history.

Imagining the Holy Land

Imagining the Holy Land
Author: Burke O. Long
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780253341365
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imagining the Holy Land Book Excerpt:

At the Chautauqua Institution in New York, visitors could walk down Palestine Avenue to "Palestine" and a model of Jerusalem, or along Morris Avenue to a scale model of the "Jewish Tabernacle." At the St. Louis World's Fair of 1904, a replica of Ottoman Jerusalem covered eleven acres, while today, 300 miles to the southeast, a seven-story-high Christ of the Ozarks stands above a modern re-creation of the Holy Land set in the Arkansas hills."--BOOK JACKET.

Enlightenment Cosmopolitanism

Enlightenment Cosmopolitanism
Author: David Adams
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN: 1351568124
Category: Foreign Language Study
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enlightenment Cosmopolitanism Book Excerpt:

Enlightenment Cosmopolitanism brings together ten innovative contributions by outstanding scholars working across a wide array of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Interdisciplinary in its methodology and compass, with a strong comparative European dimension, the volume examines discourses ranging from literature, historiography, music and opera to anthropology and political philosophy. It makes an original contribution to the study of 18th-century ideas of universal peace, progress and wealth as the foundation of future debates on cosmopolitanism. At the same time, it analyses examples of counter-reaction to these ideas and discusses the relevance of the Enlightenment for subsequent polemics on cosmopolitanism, including 21st-century debates in sociology, politics and legal theory.

The Imagination Gap

The Imagination Gap
Author: Brian Reich
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-03-24
ISBN: 178714206X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Imagination Gap Book Excerpt:

The Imagination Gap helps leaders in every sector apply their imagination effectively to explore new, creative approaches to survive and thrive. Examples from a range of industries and settings, from Broadway to Silicon Valley, with simple steps and exercises, help you stop thinking the way you "should" and start making extraordinary things happen.

Keys to the City

Keys to the City
Author: Michael Storper
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-03-31
ISBN: 0691202958
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Keys to the City Book Excerpt:

Why do some cities grow economically while others decline? Why do some show sustained economic performance while others cycle up and down? In Keys to the City, Michael Storper, one of the world's leading economic geographers, looks at why we should consider economic development issues within a regional context--at the level of the city-region--and why city economies develop unequally. Storper identifies four contexts that shape urban economic development: economic, institutional, innovational and interactional, and political. The book explores how these contexts operate and how they interact, leading to developmental success in some regions and failure in others. Demonstrating that the global economy is increasingly driven by its major cities, the keys to the city are the keys to global development. In his conclusion, Storper specifies eight rules of economic development targeted at policymakers. Keys to the City explains why economists, sociologists, and political scientists should take geography seriously.

From Behind the Veil

From Behind the Veil
Author: Robert B. Stepto
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 1991
ISBN: 9780252062117
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Behind the Veil Book Excerpt:

This pioneering study of Afro-American narrative is far more critical, historical, and textual than biographical, chronological, and atextual. Robert Stepto asserts that Afro-American culture has its store of canonical stories or pregeneric myths, the primary one being the quest for freedom and literacy. This second edition includes a new preface and an afterward entitled "Distrust of the Reader in Afro-American Narratives."

The Dublin Magazine

The Dublin Magazine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 624
Release: 1842
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Geographic Imagination of Modernity

The Geographic Imagination of Modernity
Author: Chenxi Tang
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2008
ISBN: 0804758395
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Geographic Imagination of Modernity Book Excerpt:

This book is a study of the emergence of the geographic paradigm in modern Western thought around 1800.

The Socrates Express

The Socrates Express
Author: Eric Weiner
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-08-10
ISBN: 1501129023
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Socrates Express Book Excerpt:

The New York Times bestselling author of The Geography of Bliss embarks on a rollicking intellectual journey, following in the footsteps of history’s greatest thinkers and showing us how each—from Epicurus to Gandhi, Thoreau to Beauvoir—offers practical and spiritual lessons for today’s unsettled times. We turn to philosophy for the same reasons we travel: to see the world from a dif­ferent perspective, to unearth hidden beauty, and to find new ways of being. We want to learn how to embrace wonder. Face regrets. Sustain hope. Eric Weiner combines his twin passions for philosophy and travel in a globe-trotting pil­grimage that uncovers surprising life lessons from great thinkers around the world, from Rousseau to Nietzsche, Confucius to Simone Weil. Traveling by train (the most thoughtful mode of transport), he journeys thousands of miles, making stops in Athens, Delhi, Wyoming, Coney Island, Frankfurt, and points in between to recon­nect with philosophy’s original purpose: teaching us how to lead wiser, more meaningful lives. From Socrates and ancient Athens to Beauvoir and 20th-century Paris, Weiner’s chosen philosophers and places provide important practical and spiritual lessons as we navigate today’s chaotic times. In a “delightful” odyssey that “will take you places intellectually and humorously” (San Francisco Book Review), Weiner invites us to voyage alongside him on his life-changing pursuit of wisdom and discovery as he attempts to find answers to our most vital questions. The Socrates Express is “full of valuable lessons…a fun, sharp book that draws readers in with its apparent simplicity and bubble-gum philosophy approach and gradually pulls them in deeper and deeper” (NPR).

The Geography of Ptolemy Elucidated

The Geography of Ptolemy Elucidated
Author: Thomas Glazebrook Rylands
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 97
Release: 1893
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Cartography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An Essay on the Geography of North Western Africa

An Essay on the Geography of North Western Africa
Author: Thomas Edward Bowdich
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 106
Release: 1821
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Africa, West
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Geographical Journal

The Geographical Journal
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1894
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic journals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Geographical Journal Book Excerpt:

Includes the Proceedings of the Royal geographical society, formerly pub. separately.

The Journal of the Manchester Geographical Society

The Journal of the Manchester Geographical Society
Author: Manchester Geographical Society
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 470
Release: 1886
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Geography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Cyclop dia of Education

The Cyclop  dia of Education
Author: Henry Kiddle,Alexander Jacob Schem
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 900
Release: 1876
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Grainger the Modernist

Grainger the Modernist
Author: Suzanne Robinson,Kay Dreyfus
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2016-03-09
ISBN: 1317125029
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grainger the Modernist Book Excerpt:

Unaccountably, Percy Grainger has remained on the margins of both American music history and twentieth-century modernism. This volume reveals the well-known composer of popular gems to be a self-described ’hyper-modernist’ who composed works of uncompromising dissonance, challenged the conventions of folk song collection and adaptation, re-visioned the modern orchestra, experimented with ’ego-less’ composition and designed electronic machines intended to supersede human application. Grainger was far from being a self-sufficient maverick working in isolation. Through contact with innovators such as Ferrucio Busoni, Léon Theremin and Henry Cowell; promotion of the music of modern French and Spanish schools; appreciation of vernacular, jazz and folk musics; as well as with the study and transcription of non-Western music; he contested received ideas and proposed many radical new approaches. By reappraising Grainger’s social and historical connectedness and exploring the variety of aspects of modernity seen in his activities in the British, American and Australian contexts, the authors create a profile of a composer, propagandist and visionary whose modernist aesthetic paralleled that of the most advanced composers of his day, and, in some cases, anticipated their practical experiments.

The Geography of Creativity

The Geography of Creativity
Author: Gunnar Törnqvist
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN: 1781001510
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Geography of Creativity Book Excerpt:

'Gunnar Törnqvist, one of the world's most distinguished economic geographers, can fairly claim to have discovered the notion of the geography of creativity over thirty years ago. This remarkable book summarises his immensely original and important research on the subject, which now dominates the geographical literature. It is the book that the world has been waiting for him to publish.' Sir Peter Hall, University College London, UK 'This book offers a comprehensive perspective on the salience of context in fostering or hindering creativity. After several decades of research and teaching, Gunnar Törnqvist has become a foremost authority on the subject. Here, his elegant conceptual overview is complemented by a methodologically-innovative scrutiny of career journeys, including those of Nobel Prize laureates. The Geography of Creativity will be warmly welcomed by not only cultural geographers, but also by scholars in various fields of social science and humanities.' Anne Buttimer, University College Dublin, Ireland What is creativity and who exactly is creative? In this insightful and highly readable book, Gunnar Tornqvist attempts to answer these questions by arguing that geographical millieux are hotbeds for creativity and renewal places where pioneers in art, technology and science have gathered and developed their special abilities. In light of ongoing social and economic transformations, special attention is paid to the institutional settings in firms and universities. The goal is to identify those features which facilitate and those which impede the creative process. Individual lives are illustrated through the autobiographies of hundreds of Nobel Laureates. Their life paths reveal the importance of geographic mobility and contact patterns for the development of creativity and international prestige. From these biographies we can also see how local millieux and schools have influenced many scientists. The Geography of Creativity will be of great benefit to academics and students in regional science, economic geography and economics.