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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
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the desire to know and why your future depends on it
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Ian Leslie
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Desire to know and why your future depends on it
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eng
Summary
"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"--
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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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10322041
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153.8
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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the desire to know and why your future depends on it
Label
Curious : the desire to know and why your future depends on it, Ian Leslie
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-206) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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text
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rdacontent.
Control code
869266740
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 216 pages
Isbn
9780465079964
Lccn
2014014708
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)869266740
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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.
Control code
869266740
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 216 pages
Isbn
9780465079964
Lccn
2014014708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)869266740

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