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Sparks of Genius The Thirteen Thinking Tools of the World's Most Creative People

ISBN-10: 0618127453

ISBN-13: 9780618127450

Edition: 2001

Authors: Robert S. Root-Bernstein, Michele M. Root-Bernstein

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Exercise your imagination and set off sparks of genius. Explore the "thinking tools" of extraordinary people, from Albert Einstein and Jane Goodall to Amadeus Mozart and Virginia Woolf, and learn how you can practice the same imaginative skills to become your creative best. With engaging narratives and ample illustrations, Robert and Michele Root-Bernstein investigate cognitive tools as diverse as observing, imaging, recognizing patterns, modeling, playing, and more. SPARKS OF GENIUS is "a clever, detailed and demanding fitness program for the creative mind" (Kirkus Reviews) and a groundbreaking guidebook for anyone interested in imaginative thinking, lifelong learning, and transdisciplinary education.
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 8/9/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Robert Root-Bernstien is an associate professor of physiology at Michigan State University. He is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and is the author of Rethinking AIDS and Discovering. Bernstien currently lives in East Lansing, Michigan.

Michele Root-Berstein is the author of Boulevard Theater and Revolution in the Eighteenth-Century Paris, which won the Sierra Best Book Award from the Western Association of Women Historians. She currrently resides in East Lansing, Michigan.

Rethinking Thinking
Schooling the Imagination
Observing
Imaging
Abstracting
Recognizing Patterns
Forming Patterns
Analogizing
Body Thinking
Empathizing
Dimensional Thinking
Modeling
Playing
Transforming
Synthesizing
Synthesizing Education
Notes
Bibliography
Minds-On Resources
Illustration Credits
Index