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The Resource Curiosity, Alberto Manguel

Curiosity, Alberto Manguel

Label
Curiosity
Title
Curiosity
Statement of responsibility
Alberto Manguel
Creator
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"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Manguel, Alberto
Dewey number
814/.54
Index
index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.M34845
LC item number
C87 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Manguel, Alberto
  • Literature
  • Manguel, Alberto
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • Books and reading
  • Literature
Label
Curiosity, Alberto Manguel
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
1. What Is Curiosity? -- 2. What Do We Want to Know? -- 3. How Do We Reason? -- 4. How Can We See What We Think? -- 5. How Do We Question? -- 6. What Is Language? -- 7. Who Am I? -- 8. What Are We Doing Here? -- 9. Where Is Our Place? -- 10. How Are We Different? -- 11. What Is an Animal? -- 12. What Are the Consequences of Our Actions? -- 13. What Can We Possess? -- 14. How Can We Put Things in Order? -- 15. What Comes Next? -- 16. Why Do Things Happen? -- 17. What Is True?
Control code
904281148
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781336030848
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
66462637-3e40-4b76-857b-1792554b56c6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)904281148
Label
Curiosity, Alberto Manguel
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
1. What Is Curiosity? -- 2. What Do We Want to Know? -- 3. How Do We Reason? -- 4. How Can We See What We Think? -- 5. How Do We Question? -- 6. What Is Language? -- 7. Who Am I? -- 8. What Are We Doing Here? -- 9. Where Is Our Place? -- 10. How Are We Different? -- 11. What Is an Animal? -- 12. What Are the Consequences of Our Actions? -- 13. What Can We Possess? -- 14. How Can We Put Things in Order? -- 15. What Comes Next? -- 16. Why Do Things Happen? -- 17. What Is True?
Control code
904281148
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781336030848
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
66462637-3e40-4b76-857b-1792554b56c6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)904281148

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