Genius: A Very Short Introduction

Genius: A Very Short Introduction

Andrew Robinson


Genius is the identify we supply to a high quality of labor that transcends style, superstar, reputation, and acceptance. in some way, genius abolishes either the time and where of its beginning. Shakespeare's performs and Mozart's melodies and harmonies proceed to maneuver humans in languages and cultures a long way faraway from their local England and Austria. equally, Darwin's principles are nonetheless required examining for each operating biologist; they proceed to generate clean considering and experiments world wide. the 1st concise examine of genius in either the humanities and the sciences, this Very brief Introduction makes use of the lifestyles and paintings of known geniuses--including Homer, Leonardo, Tolstoy, Marie Curie, Galileo, and Newton--to remove darkness from either the person and the overall elements of genius. specifically, Robinson explores the jobs of expertise, heredity, parenting, schooling, education, exertions, intelligence, character, psychological disease, thought, eureka moments, and good fortune, within the making of genius.

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