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The geography of genius: a search for the world's most creative places, from ancient Athens to Silicon Valley

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Tag along on this New York Times bestselling "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.In this "intellectual odyssey, traveler's diary, and comic novel all rolled into one" (Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness), 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, this "big-hearted humanist" (The Wall Street Journal) 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. In these places, Weiner asks, "What was in the air, and can we bottle it?" "Fun and thought provoking" (Miami Herald), The Geography of Genius reevaluates the importance of culture in nurturing creativity and "offers a practical map for how we can all become a bit more inventive" (Adam Grant, author of Originals).
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In this "intellectual odyssey, traveler's diary, and comic novel all rolled into one" (Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness), 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, this "big-hearted humanist" (The Wall Street Journal) 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. In these places, Weiner asks, "What was in the air, and can we bottle it?"

"Fun and thought provoking" (Miami Herald), The Geography of Genius reevaluates the importance of culture in nurturing creativity and "offers a practical map for how we can all become a bit more inventive" (Adam Grant, author of Originals).
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subject_facetAudiobooks
Cities and towns
Genius -- Miscellanea
Geography -- Psychological aspects
Voyages and travels
Weiner, Eric, -- 1963- -- Travel
title_displayThe geography of genius : a search for the world's most creative places from ancient Athens to Silicon Valley
title_fullThe Geography of Genius A Search for the World's Most Creative Places from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley
The geography of genius : a search for the world's most creative places from ancient Athens to Silicon Valley / Eric Weiner
The geography of genius: a search for the world's most creative places, from ancient Athens to Silicon Valley / Eric Weiner
title_shortThe geography of genius
title_suba search for the world's most creative places, from ancient Athens to Silicon Valley
topic_facetCities and towns
Genius
Geography
History
Nonfiction
Psychological aspects
Sociology
Travel
Voyages and travels
Weiner, Eric