Mario Livio - Why?: What Makes Us Curious

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An astrophysicist by training, Livio has also explored math, biology, chemistry, and other topics. In his sixth book, the author of Brilliant Blunders and The Golden Ratio uses psychology and neuroscience to delve into the nature of curiosity itself. While curiosity drives activities ranging from casual conversations to disciplined scientific experiments to artistic creativity, there is no definitive consensus about what it is. By profiling two legendary inquiring minds, da Vinci and Richard Feynman, and by interviewing irrepressible thinkers including Noam Chomsky and Marilyn vos Savant, Livio assembles a fascinating template of the components of curiosity, from how it manifests itself and how it changes over a person’s lifetime to how it compares to other basic drives.

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Non Fiction
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$26.00
ISBN: 9781476792095
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 11th, 2017

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