Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It

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Curious is not merely about the desire to know, but, as the subtitle suggests, Why Your Future Depends on It. Sometimes we, as a species, are not only curious to know about life and beyond, but we are curious about why we are curious. In this insightful book, author Ian Leslie explains this with the vigor of a scholar and, at the same time, with the curiosity of a child. That is to say that the book is rich with insight and answers. His whimsical approach to such a fascinating topic makes his prose come alive. The book focuses on a deeper understanding about our most basic nature. Through his eyes, we see how curiosity begins, how it develops as we mature and how the dividends such nature gives us.

Ian Leslie writes with conviction and authority, illuminating issues in psychology, social trends, and politics in several publications. The present work encompasses a broad bibliography, supporting the author’s contentions about the subject. This is a delightful read as we watch Fall fade into Winter, making us wonder about what we may discover in the new year. Aren’t you curious?

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Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 240 pages
Publisher Basic Books
Publish Date 2014-Aug-26
ISBN 9780465079964 Buy this Book
Issue December 2014
Category Science & Nature


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