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The Resource Curious : the desire to know and why your future depends on it, Ian Leslie

Curious : the desire to know and why your future depends on it, Ian Leslie

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Curious : the desire to know and why your future depends on it
Title
Curious
Title remainder
the desire to know and why your future depends on it
Statement of responsibility
Ian Leslie
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Today it seems we have the world at our fingertips. Thanks to smartphones and tools such as Google and Wikipedia, we're able feed any aspect of our curiosity instantly. But does this mean we are actually becoming more curious? Absolutely not. In Curious, Ian Leslie argues that true curiosity-the sustained quest for understanding that begets insight and innovation-is becoming increasingly difficult to harness in our wired world. We confuse ease of access to information with curiosity, and risk losing our ability to ask questions that extend our knowledge gap rather than merely filling it. Worst of all, this decline in curiosity has led to a decline in empathy and our ability to care about those around us. Combining the latest science with an urgent call to cultivate curious minds, Curious draws on psychology, social history, and popular culture to show that being deeply curious is our only hope when it comes to solving current crises-as well as an essential part of being human. "--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leslie, Ian
Dewey number
153.8
Index
index present
LC call number
BF323.C8
LC item number
L447 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Curiosity
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Creative Ability
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Applied Psychology
  • SELF-HELP / Creativity
  • Curiosity
Label
Curious : the desire to know and why your future depends on it, Ian Leslie
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The fourth drive -- Part 1: How curiosity works. Three journeys ; How curiosity begins ; Puzzles and mysteries -- Part 2: The curiosity divide. Three ages of curiosity ; The curiosity dividend ; The power of questions ; The importance of knowing -- Part 3: Staying curious. Seven ways to stay curious: Stay foolish ; Build the database ; Forage like a foxhog ; Ask the big why ; Be a thinkerer ; Question your teaspoons ; Turn puzzles into mysteries -- Afterword: Bjarni
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiv, 216 pages
Isbn
9780465079964
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014014708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn869266740
  • (OCoLC)869266740
Label
Curious : the desire to know and why your future depends on it, Ian Leslie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The fourth drive -- Part 1: How curiosity works. Three journeys ; How curiosity begins ; Puzzles and mysteries -- Part 2: The curiosity divide. Three ages of curiosity ; The curiosity dividend ; The power of questions ; The importance of knowing -- Part 3: Staying curious. Seven ways to stay curious: Stay foolish ; Build the database ; Forage like a foxhog ; Ask the big why ; Be a thinkerer ; Question your teaspoons ; Turn puzzles into mysteries -- Afterword: Bjarni
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiv, 216 pages
Isbn
9780465079964
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014014708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn869266740
  • (OCoLC)869266740

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