9780618127450

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9780618127450

  • ISBN10:

    0618127453

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-08-09
  • Publisher: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN

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Summary

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.

Author Biography

Robert Root-Bernstein is a professor in the Physiology Department of Michigan State University Michele Root-Bernstein is an independent scholar and writer

Table of Contents

Rethinking Thinking
1(13)
Schooling the Imagination
14(16)
Observing
30(20)
Imaging
50(20)
Abstracting
70(22)
Recognizing Patterns
92(23)
Forming Patterns
115(21)
Analogizing
136(24)
Body Thinking
160(22)
Empathizing
182(20)
Dimensional Thinking
202(24)
Modeling
226(20)
Playing
246(23)
Transforming
269(27)
Synthesizing
296(20)
Synthesizing Education
316(15)
Notes 331(13)
Bibliography 344(21)
Minds-On Resources 365(9)
Illustration Credits 374(4)
Index 378

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