A fun yet provocative look at the importance of staying curious in an increasingly indifferent people Everyone is born curious. But only some retain the actions of experimenting, discovering, and also finding out as they thrive older. Those who carry out so tfinish to be smarter, more imaginative, and more effective. But at the incredibly moment when the rewards of curiosity have actually never been higher, it is mistaken and undervalued, and progressively monopolized by the cognitive elite. A "curiosity divide" is opening up. In Curious, Ian Leslie makes a passionate situation for the cultivation of our "desire to recognize." Drawing on fascinating research study from psychology, economics, education, and also business, Leslie looks at what feeds curiosity and what starves it, and also finds surpclimbing answers. Curiosity is a mental muscle that atrophies without consistent exercise and a halittle that paleas, colleges, and also workareas must nurture. Filled through inspiring stories, situation studies, and handy advice, Curious will certainly adjust the way you think about your very own mental life, and that of those approximately you.


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

*

Product Details

Ian Leslie writes on psychology, social fads, and also national politics for publications in the UK and US, including Slate, the Economist, NPR, Bloomberg.com, the Guardian, Daily Mail, the Times, Daily Telegraph, and also Granta. He lives in London.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Fourth Drive ixPart 1 How Curiosity Works1 Three Journeys 32 How Curiosity Begins 193 Puzzles and Mysteries 31Part 2 The Curiosity Divide4 Three Ages of Curiosity 595 The Curiosity Dividfinish 796 The Power of Questions 897 The Importance of Knowing 105Part 3 Staying Curious8 Seven Ways to Stay Curious 1351 Stay Foolish 1352 Build the Database 1433 Forage Like a Foxhog 1494 Ask the Big Why 1555 Be a Thinkerer 1636 Question Your Teaspoons 1707 Turn Puzzles right into Mysteries 180Afterword: Bjarni 185Acknowledgments 191Notes 193Bibliography 199Index 207


See more: Why Don T Animal Cells Have Cell Walls And Animal Cells Do Not?

Editorial Reviews

"Leslie...writes convincingly...about the human need and desire to learn deeply and also develop field of expertise."—Wall surface Street Journal"Leslie delineates the assorted forms of curiosity and also what can be shed as we lean on search engines and also offfill our memories to cloud storage. He"s at his finest when considering how sociofinancial problems impede curiosity."—New York Times Publication Review"A refreshingly commonsensical voice in the continuous dispute over just how to ideal mold humale minds."—Scientific American Mind"Ian Leslie"s fine brand-new book Curious constitutes a terrific bridge in between the two sides of the facts vs. experiences learning debate."—Inside Higher EdHighly recommended for educators of all kinds. Leslie reaches to the true heart of education - turning students right into 21st-century learners by bringing back that curiosity."—Library Journal"A beautiful and necessary exploration of the should nurture, develop, and check out our curiosity also when we"ve lengthy left our childhood behind."—Maria Konnikova, author of Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes"With this enthralling manifesto on the power of curiosity, Ian Leslie has actually composed a book that displays all the essential qualities of its topic matter: an inquisitive, open-minded, and also ultimately deeply rewarding exploration of the huguy mind"s appetite for new ideas."—Steven Johnkid, writer of Where Good Ideas Come From"This book is a beautiful and also fascinating tribute to among mankind"s a lot of necessary virtues."—Tyler Cowen, George Machild University

From the Publisher

Has the omnivisibility of digital information lessened us to becoming dabblers? That is the contention of this stimulating, accessible brand-new book by science journalist Ian Leslie. In Curious, he says that through all these information tidbits at our fingertips, we no much longer dive for understanding or innovation; we surf for the following breaking factoid. Our raising retreat into playful immersion has had another harmful side effect: the loss of empathy for the genuine human being in our lives. A brand-new millennial wake-up call. Editor"s reference.

Publishers WeeklyLibrary Journal