The Resource The creative spark : how imagination made humans exceptional, Agustín Fuentes, (electronic resource)

The creative spark : how imagination made humans exceptional, Agustín Fuentes, (electronic resource)

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The creative spark : how imagination made humans exceptional
Title
The creative spark
Title remainder
how imagination made humans exceptional
Statement of responsibility
Agustín Fuentes
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A bold new synthesis of paleontology, archaeology, genetics, and anthropology that overturns misconceptions about race, war and peace, and human nature itself, answering an age-old question: What made humans so exceptional among all the species on Earth' Creativity. It is the secret of what makes humans special, hiding in plain sight. Agustin Fuentes argues that your child's finger painting comes essentially from the same place as creativity in hunting and gathering millions of years ago, and throughout history in making war and peace, in intimate relationships, in shaping the planet, in our communities, and in all of art, religion, and even science. It requires imagination and collaboration. Every poet has her muse; every engineer, an architect; every politician, a constituency. The manner of the collaborations varies widely, but successful collaboration is inseparable from imagination, and it brought us everything from knives and hot meals to iPhones and interstellar spacecraft. Weaving fascinating stories of our ancient ancestors' creativity, Fuentes finds the patterns that match modern behavior in humans and animals. This key quality has propelled the evolutionary development of our bodies, minds, and cultures, both for good and for bad. It's not the drive to reproduce; nor competition for mates, or resources, or power; nor our propensity for caring for one another that have separated us out from all other creatures. As Fuentes concludes, to make something lasting and useful today you need to understand the nature of your collaboration with others, what imagination can and can't accomplish, and, finally, just how completely our creativity is responsible for the world we live in. Agustin Fuentes's resounding multimillion-year perspective will inspire readers-and spark all kinds of creativity
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DLC
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Fuentes, Agustin
Dewey number
153.3
Index
index present
LC call number
BD450
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Philosophical anthropology
  • Imagination
  • Creative ability
  • Human behavior
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology
  • SCIENCE / Cognitive Science
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The creative spark : how imagination made humans exceptional, Agustín Fuentes, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101983959
Lccn
2016049511
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
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bd030d45-f9d7-4451-a880-43898347cce2
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)961388072
Label
The creative spark : how imagination made humans exceptional, Agustín Fuentes, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101983959
Lccn
2016049511
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bd030d45-f9d7-4451-a880-43898347cce2
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)961388072

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