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    This Will Make You Smarter (Black Swan) (Paperback) By (author) John Brockman

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    DescriptionOver 150 of the world's leading scientists and thinkers offer their choice of the ideas, strategies and arguments that will help all of us understand our world, and its future, better. Includes contributions from: Richard Dawkins, Stephen Pinker, Daniel Dennett, Clay Shirky, Daniel Goleman, Sam Harris, Lee Smolin, Matt Ridley, Mark Henderson, David Rowan, Sir Martin Rees, Craig Venter, Brian Eno, Jaron Lanier and David Brooks...among others. With his organisation Edge.org, the literary agent and all-purpose intellectual impresario John Brockman has brought together the most influential thinkers of our age. Every year he sets them a question, this year that question was: What Scientific Concept Would Improve Everybody's Cognitive Toolkit? Their answers are collected in this book and explore philosophy, psychology, economics, and other disciplines - and all share one aim: to provide the most reliable ways of gaining knowledge about anything, whether it be human behaviour, corporate behaviour, the fate of the planet, or the future of the universe.


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    Title
    This Will Make You Smarter
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Brockman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 313 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780552778480
    ISBN 10: 0552778486
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26100
    Libri: ENGM4500
    BISAC V2.8: MED057000, SCI000000
    DC23: 500
    Thema V1.0: PD, MKJ, PSAN
    Publisher
    Transworld Publishers Ltd
    Imprint name
    Black Swan
    Publication date
    31 January 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    John Brockman is the founder and publisher of the influential science salon Edge.org. He is the CEO of the literary agency Brockman Inc., and lives in New York City.
    Review quote
    "The world's smartest website... Edge is a salon for the world's finest minds" Guardian "Imagine inviting some of the world's top thinkers round to your place and asking them to tell you one thing that would make you smarter. No need to imagine: John Brockman has done it, by getting 150 of the planet's smartest minds to offer a neat insight each" BBC Focus magazine
    Review text
    Imagine inviting some of the world's top thinkers round to your place and asking them to tell you one thing that would make you smarter. No need to imagine: John Brockman has done it, by getting 150 of the planet's smartest minds to ptoffer a neat insight each
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