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The Resource Curiosity, Alberto Manguel

Curiosity, Alberto Manguel

Label
Curiosity
Title
Curiosity
Statement of responsibility
Alberto Manguel
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Curiosity has been seen through the ages as the impulse that drives our knowledge forward and the temptation that leads us toward dangerous and forbidden waters. The question "Why?" has appeared under a multiplicity of guises and in vastly different contexts throughout the chapters of human history. Why does evil exist? What is beauty? How does language inform us? What defines our identity? What is our responsibility to the world? In this book, Alberto Manguel's most personal work to date, the author tracks his own life of curiosity through the books that have mapped his way. Manguel chooses as his guides a selection of writers who sparked his imagination in new directions. He dedicates each chapter to a single thinker, scientist, artist, or other figure who demonstrated in a fresh way how to ask "Why?" Leading us through a full gallery of inquisitives, among them Thomas Aquinas, David Hume, Lewis Carroll, Rachel Carson, Socrates, and, most importantly, Dante, Manguel affirms how deeply connected our curiosity is to the readings that most astonish us, and how essential to the soaring of our own imaginations"--
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10429003
Cataloging source
DLC
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Manguel, Alberto
Dewey number
814/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Manguel, Alberto
  • Manguel, Alberto
  • Literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Books & Reading
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • Books and reading
  • Literature
Label
Curiosity, Alberto Manguel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1084654
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
377 pages
Isbn
9780300184785
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014034697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300184785
  • (OCoLC)890614482
Label
Curiosity, Alberto Manguel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1084654
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
377 pages
Isbn
9780300184785
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014034697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300184785
  • (OCoLC)890614482

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