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

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

by Ian Leslie

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465097623
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 12/01/2015
Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 198,259
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author


Ian Leslie writes on psychology, social trends, and politics for publications in the UK and US, including Slate, The Economist, NPR, Bloomberg.com, The Guardian, Daily Mail, The Times, Daily Telegraph, and Granta.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Fourth Drive ix

Part 1 How Curiosity Works

1 Three Journeys 3

2 How Curiosity Begins 19

3 Puzzles and Mysteries 31

Part 2 The Curiosity Divide

4 Three Ages of Curiosity 59

5 The Curiosity Dividend 79

6 The Power of Questions 89

7 The Importance of Knowing 105

Part 3 Staying Curious

8 Seven Ways to Stay Curious 135

1 Stay Foolish 135

2 Build the Database 143

3 Forage Like a Foxhog 149

4 Ask the Big Why 155

5 Be a Thinkerer 163

6 Question Your Teaspoons 170

7 Turn Puzzles into Mysteries 180

Afterword: Bjarni 185

Acknowledgments 191

Notes 193

Bibliography 199

Index 207

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Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends on It 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
kdwashburn More than 1 year ago
A practical book carefully crafted with some of the most beautiful writing imaginable. Ian Leslie reveals the depth and details of curiosity, while inspiring and providing a how-to manual on making the trait a part of an individual's life. A great read for parents, educators, and anyone interested in living a more fulfilling life.