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Published: 29 January 2011

152 Pages | 15 b/w illus.

4 3/8 x 6 3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199594405

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Genius: A Very Short Introduction

Andrew Robinson

Very Short Introductions

  • Features many different geniuses - from Homer, Leonardo da Vinci, Mozart, and Shakespeare to Tolstoy, Marie Curie, Darwin, Einstein, Galileo, and Newton - examining their life and work
  • Written by an accomplished writer with an elegant style
  • Considers what characteristics we can use to call someone a 'genius'
  • Explores the role of talent, heredity, parenting, education, training, hard work, intelligence, mental illness, and luck, to name a few, in the making of genius