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Curious : the desire to know and why your future depends on it

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  • Running Time: 07:25 hrs
    Narrator: Sean Runnette
    Publisher:
    Highbridge Audio, 2018
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.

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  • Author: Leslie, Ian
    Contributor: Recorded Books, LLC; Runnette, Sean
    Edition: Unabridged
    Date:
    Created
    2014
    Summary:

    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.

    Subject(s): Curiosity
    Original Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn, [Prince Frederick, Md.], HighBridge Audio, [Distributed by] OneClick Digital
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781622315079