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The Resource The creative spark : how imagination made humans exceptional, Agustín Fuentes

The creative spark : how imagination made humans exceptional, Agustín Fuentes

Label
The creative spark : how imagination made humans exceptional
Title
The creative spark
Title remainder
how imagination made humans exceptional
Statement of responsibility
Agustín Fuentes
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For hundreds of millions of years, life on our planet flourished with a dazzling diversity of life. And then a different kind of species arose. One that could think about the beginning of the universe and consciousness, could imagine sailing across oceans and space and of making worlds. How could that have happened? In this paradigm-shifting look at human evolution, Agustin Fuentes argues that your child's finger painting comes essentially from the same place as innovation in hunting and gathering millions of years ago--and throughout history in making war and peace, in intimate relationships, in shaping the planet, in our communities, and in all art, religion, and even science. This progress requires imagination and collaboration. Every poet has her muse; every engineer, an architect; every politician, a constituency. The manner may vary widely, but successful collaboration is inseparable from imagination, and it has brought us everything from knives and hot meals to smartphones and interstellar spacecraft. Weaving fascinating stories of our ancient ancestors' creativity, Fuentes finds the patterns that match modern behavior in humans. It is this key quality, passed down over millennia, that has propelled the evolutionary development of our bodies, minds, and cultures, both for good and for bad. It is this ancestry, and not the drive to reproduce; nor competition for mates, or resources, or power; nor our propensity for caring for one another; that has separated us out from all other creatures. To make something lasting and useful today, you need to understand the nature of your collaboration with others, what imagination can and can't accomplish, and, finally, just how completely our creativity is responsible for the world we live in. Agustin Fuentes's resounding multimillion-year perspective will inspire readers--and spark all kinds of creativity."--Jacket
Summary
In a book that overturns widely held misconceptions about race, war and peace and human nature itself, the author asserts that creativity is what has made humans so exceptional among all the species on earth
Tone
Writing style
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10554527
Cataloging source
DLC
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Fuentes, Agustin
Dewey number
153.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BD450
LC item number
.F79456 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Philosophical anthropology
  • Imagination
  • Creative ability
  • Human behavior
  • Human evolution
  • Philosophical anthropology
  • Imagination
  • Creative ability
  • Human behavior
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
how imagination made humans exceptional
Label
The creative spark : how imagination made humans exceptional, Agustín Fuentes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-325) 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
Contents
Overture: Trumpeting creativity and a new synthesis ; Part one: Sticks and stones : the first creativity. Creative primates ; The last hominin standing -- Part two: What's for dinner? : how humans got creative. Let's make a knife ; Killing and eating, etc. ; The beauty of standing in line ; Food security accomplished -- Part three: War and sex : how humans shaped a world. Creating war (and peace) ; Creative sex -- Part four: The great works : how humans made the universe. Religious foundations ; Artistic flights ; Scientific architecture -- Coda: The beat of your creative life
Control code
ocn954224182
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 340 pages
Isbn
9781101983942
Lccn
2016030260
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)954224182
Label
The creative spark : how imagination made humans exceptional, Agustín Fuentes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-325) 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
Contents
Overture: Trumpeting creativity and a new synthesis ; Part one: Sticks and stones : the first creativity. Creative primates ; The last hominin standing -- Part two: What's for dinner? : how humans got creative. Let's make a knife ; Killing and eating, etc. ; The beauty of standing in line ; Food security accomplished -- Part three: War and sex : how humans shaped a world. Creating war (and peace) ; Creative sex -- Part four: The great works : how humans made the universe. Religious foundations ; Artistic flights ; Scientific architecture -- Coda: The beat of your creative life
Control code
ocn954224182
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 340 pages
Isbn
9781101983942
Lccn
2016030260
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)954224182

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