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Author Fuentes, Agustin, author.

Title The creative spark : how imagination made humans exceptional / Agustín Fuentes.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017]


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 Byron PL Adult Non Fiction - BYLY-14  153.3 FUE    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-6  153.3 FUE    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  153.3 FUE    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  153.3 FUE    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  153.3 FUE    AVAILABLE
Description viii, 340 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [293]-325) and index.
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.
Summary Overturns widely held misconceptions about race, war and peace, and human nature itself and asserts that creativity is what has made humans so exceptional among all the species on Earth. --Publisher.
Subject Philosophical anthropology.
Creative ability.
Human behavior.
Human evolution.
Creative ability. (OCoLC)fst00882417
Human behavior. (OCoLC)fst00962811
Imagination. (OCoLC)fst00967585
Philosophical anthropology. (OCoLC)fst01060766
Other Form: Online version: Fuentes, Agustin, author. Creative spark. New York, New York : Dutton, Penguin Random House, an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC, [2017] 9781101983959 (DLC) 2016049511
ISBN 9781101983942 (hardcover)
1101983949 (hardcover)

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