Thorndike Press

Moonwalking With Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

  • Joshua Foer
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  • ISBN-10: 1594135312
  • ISBN-13: 9781594135316
  • DDC: 153.1
  • Shipping Weight: .95 lbs ( .43 kgs)
  • 474 Pages | Paperback
  • Published/Released March 2012
  • Bestsellers

About

Overview

A New York Times Bestseller

Foer”s unlikely journey from chronically forgetful science journalist to U.S. Memory Champion frames a revelatory exploration of the vast‚ hidden impact of memory on every aspect of our lives.

Moonwalking with Einstein draws on cutting-edge research‚ a surprising cultural history of memory‚ and venerable tricks of the mentalist”s trade to transform our understanding of human remembering. Under the tutelage of top “mental athletes‚” he learns ancient techniques once employed by Cicero to memorize his speeches and by Medieval scholars to memorize entire books. Using methods that have been largely forgotten‚ Foer discovers that we can all dramatically improve our memories.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

“… [an] intriguing look at the nature of memory … An engaging‚ informative‚ and for the forgetful‚ encouraging book.”— Booklist

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