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Why? : what makes us curious

Author: Mario Livio
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition July 2017View all editions and formats
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"This is a fascinating examination of perhaps our most human characteristic, our innate curiosity, our deep desire to know why. Why are we more distracted by a cell-phone conversation, where we can hear only one side of the dialogue, than by an overheard argument between two people? Are children more curious than adults? What is the source of the morbid curiosity that causes bystanders to gather at crime scenes or  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mario Livio
ISBN: 9781476792095 1476792097
OCLC Number: 965616883
Description: xiii, 252 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Curious --
Curiouser --
And curiouser --
Curious about curiosity: information gap --
Curious about curiosity: intrinsic love of knowledge --
Curious about curiosity: neuroscience --
Curious --
Curiouser --
And curiouser --
Curious about curiosity: information gap --
Curious about curiosity: intrinsic love of knowledge --
Curious about curiosity: neuroscience --
A brief account of the rise of human curiosity --
Curious minds --
Why curiosity?
Responsibility: Mario Livio.

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Astrophysicist and author Mario Livio investigates human curiosity as he explores our innate desire to know why.  Read more...
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"A colorful, engaging and yet thorough examination of curiosity in its many forms, Why? illustrates how having an inquisitive mind is crucial to creative output in the arts, sciences and business and Read more...

 
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