The Geography of Genius

af Eric Weiner
Lydbog
14t 11m Oplæst af Eric Weiner

Forlagets beskrivelse

Travel the world with Eric Weiner, the New York Times bestselling author of The Geography of Bliss , as he journeys from Athens to Silicon Valley—and throughout history, too—to show how creative genius flourishes in specific places at specific times. In The Geography of Genius, acclaimed travel writer Weiner sets out to examine the connection between our surroundings and our most innovative ideas. He explores the history of places, like Vienna of 1900, Renaissance Florence, ancient Athens, Song Dynasty Hangzhou, and Silicon Valley, to show how certain urban settings are conducive to ingenuity. And, with his trademark insightful humor, he walks the same paths as the geniuses who flourished in these settings to see if the spirit of what inspired figures like Socrates, Michelangelo, and Leonardo remains. In these places, Weiner asks, “What was in the air, and can we bottle it?” This link can be traced back through history: Darwin’s theory of evolution gelled while he was riding in a carriage. Freud did his best thinking at this favorite coffee house. Beethoven, like many geniuses, preferred long walks in the woods. Sharp and provocative, The Geography of Genius redefines the argument about how genius came to be. His reevaluation of the importance of culture in nurturing creativity is an informed romp through history that will surely jumpstart a national conversation.

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Yderligere information

Bogtype
Lydbog
Forlag
Simon & Schuster Audio
ISBN
9781442394087
Oplæst af
Eric Weiner

Genrer
Samfund og kultur: generelt
Social og kulturel antropologi
Livsstil, sport og fritid
Rejser og ferie
Rejse- og ferieguides
Generel og verdenshistorie
Historie