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Chase, chance, and creativity : the lucky art of novelty, James H. Austin

Label
Chase, chance, and creativity : the lucky art of novelty
Title
Chase, chance, and creativity
Title remainder
the lucky art of novelty
Statement of responsibility
James H. Austin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This first book by the author of Zen and the Brain examines the role of chance in the creative process. James Austin tells a personal story of the ways in which persistence, chance and creativity interact in biomedical research; the conclusions he reaches shed light on the creative process in any field.<br /><br />Austin shows how, in his own investigations, unpredictable events shaped the outcome of his research and brought about novel results. He then goes beyond this story of serendipity to propose a new classification of the varieties of chance, drawing on his own research and examples from the history of science-- including the famous accidents that led Fleming to the discovery of penicillin. Finally, he explores the nature of the creative process, considering not only the environmental and neurophysiological correlates of creativity but also the role of intuition in both scientific discoveries and spiritual quests. This updated MIT Press paperback edition includes a new introduction and recent material on medical research, creativity and spirituality
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1925-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Austin, James H.
Dewey number
  • 616.8/0092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC339.52.A97
LC item number
A3 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2003 L-692
  • WZ 100
NLM item number
A936 1978a
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Austin, James H
  • Neurologists
  • Creative ability in science
  • Serendipity in science
  • Neurology
  • Creativity
  • Motivation
  • Austin, James H
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • MEDICAL
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Creative ability in science
  • Neurologists
  • Serendipity in science
  • Onderzoek
  • Creativiteit
Label
Chase, chance, and creativity : the lucky art of novelty, James H. Austin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Columbia University Press, 1978
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-238) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
53882797
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 245 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585480855
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)53882797
Label
Chase, chance, and creativity : the lucky art of novelty, James H. Austin
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Columbia University Press, 1978
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-238) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
53882797
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 245 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585480855
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)53882797

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