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The Geography of Genius: Lessons from the World's Most Creative Places

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The Geography of Genius: Lessons from the World's Most Creative Places

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Tag along on this "witty, entertaining romp" (The New York Times Book Review) as Eric Winer travels the world, from Athens to Silicon Valley - and back through history, too - to show how creative genius flourishes in specific places at specific times.

Acclaimed travel writer Weiner sets out to examine the connection between our surroundings and our most innovative ideas. A "superb travel guide: funny, knowledgeable, and self-deprecating" (The Washington Post), 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. With his trademark insightful humor, the author 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.

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ISBN: 9781451691672
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Language: English
Page Count: 368
Size: 8.41" l x 5.43" w x 1.03"
Series: N/A