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The aha! moment : a scientist's take on creativity

Author: David E H Jones
Publisher: Baltimore (Md.) : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As Jones shows, it can often pay to take an absurd idea seriously.

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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David E H Jones
ISBN: 9781421403304 1421403307 9781421403311 1421403315
OCLC Number: 814077529
Description: XII, 264 str. : ilustr. ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface: Creativity in My Career1. A Theory of Creativity2. The Creative Environment3. Thoughts on the Random Ideas Generator4. Intuition and Odd Notions5. Creativity in Scientific Papers6. Heat and Gravity7. Astronomical Musings8. Rotating Things9. Explosions and Fuses10. Tricks with Optics11. Properties of Materials12. Physical Phenomena I Have Noticed13. Odd Notions I Have Played With14. Literary Information15. Inventions We Need but Don't Have16. A List of Silly Questions17. A Short Guide to Being CreativeNotesIndex
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The Aha! Moment is not bogged down with scientific detail and tech talk; in fact, it asks a multitude of absurd questions meant to promote innovative and logical brainstorming. Jones gives dozens of Read more...

 
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