Thorndike Press

The Geography of Genius: A Search for the World's Most Creative Places, from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley

  • Eric Weiner
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  • ISBN-10: 1432837427
  • ISBN-13: 9781432837426
  • DDC: 153.9
  • Shipping Weight: 1.35 lbs ( .61 kgs)
  • 616 Pages | Paperback
  • Published/Released November 2016
  • Bestsellers

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A New York Times Bestselling Author

Sharp and provocative, The Geography of Genius redefines the argument about how genius came to be. His reevaluation of the importance of culture in nurturing creativity is an informed romp through history that will surely jumpstart a national conversation.

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“Weiner illustrates the power that culture and location can lend to creative efforts. Using a series of well-crafted travel essays the author propels readers across the globe . . . A welcome read for lovers of geography, history of geography, historical travel, travelogues, and the history of science.”

— Library Journal (starred)

“Weiner is an affable tour guide and a lively, witty writer in the style of Bill Bryson; the connections he makes between places of genius are sharp and sometime unexpected.”

— Booklist

“In the genial style of Bill Bryson, Weiner scouts the world looking for places that have spawned geniuses.”

— Kirkus Reviews