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Extraordinary Minds : Portraits of Four Exceptional Individuals and an Examination of Our Own Extraordinariness.

Author: Howard E Gardner
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2008.
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Howard Gardner poses an important question: Is there a set of traits shared by all truly great achievers?those we deem extraordinary?no matter their field or the time period within which they did their important work? In an attempt to answer this question, Gardner first examines how most of us mature into more or less competent adults. He then examines closely four persons who lived unquestionably extraordinary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Howard E Gardner
ISBN: 9780786723218 0786723211
OCLC Number: 811501430
Description: 1 online resource (193 pages)

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Howard Gardner poses an important question: Is there a set of traits shared by all truly great achievers?those we deem extraordinary?no matter their field or the time period within which they did their important work? In an attempt to answer this question, Gardner first examines how most of us mature into more or less competent adults. He then examines closely four persons who lived unquestionably extraordinary lives?Mozart, Freud, Woolf, and Gandhi?using each as an exemplar of a different kind of extraordinariness.

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