Saturday, January 9, 2016

Place Matters--The Geography of Genius

A new book by Eric Weiner,  The Geography of Genius: A Search for the World's Most Creative Places from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley argues, to quote the author, "place matters." Place being the physical location and the local culture (what I would call an imprint, or geographic samskara.)

Here is what the Library Journal had to say about The Geography of Genius:
"Weiner illustrates the power that culture and location can lend to creative efforts. Using a series of well-crafted travel essays the author propels readers across the globe… A welcome read for lovers of geography, history of geography, historical travel, travelogues, and the history of science."— Library Journal (starred review)

Author YouTube Video

CBS interview of author of the Geography of Genius.

Place Matters, and shapes who we are, what we think and what we do.

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