Genius Explained - CANTO (Paperback)

by Michael J. A. Howe

Format: Paperback 236 pages

In stock

Usually despatched within 24 hours

£18.99

Delivered FREE
in the UK

Add to basket

In Genius Explained Michael J. A. Howe addresses the commonly held belief that genius is born not made. Controversially he suggests that genius is not a mysterious and mystical gift but the product of a combination of environment, personality and sheer hard work. The exceptional talents of those we call geniuses are the result of a unique set of circumstances and opportunities, but in every case they are pursued and exploited with a characteristic drive, determination and focus which the rest of us rarely show. Michael J. A. Howe develops these ideas through a series of case studies focusing on famous figures such as Charles Darwin, George Eliot, George Stevenson, the Bronte sisters, Michael Faraday and Albert Einstein in this fascinating and accessible book which will be of interest to academics, students and the interested lay reader.

Book details

Published
31/05/2001

Publisher
Cambridge University Press

ISBN
9780521008495


Other books by this author See all titles

The prices displayed are for website purchases only, and may differ to the prices in Waterstones shops.