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The world beyond your head : how to flourish in an age of distraction

Author: Matthew B Crawford
Publisher: United Kingdom : Penguin Books, [2016] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From Matthew Crawford comes 'The World Beyond Your Head' - a hugely ambitious manifesto on flourishing in the modern world. In this brilliant follow-up to 'The Case for Working with Your Hands', Crawford investigates the challenge of mastering one's own mind. With ever-increasing demands on our attention, how do we focus on what's really important in our lives? Exploring the intense focus of ice-hockey players, the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew B Crawford
ISBN: 9780241959442 0241959446
OCLC Number: 936529380
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 305 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Matthew Crawford.

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Exploring the intense focus of ice-hockey players, the flow of a cook in their element, and the inherited craft of building pipe organs, the author argues that in order to flourish, we need to return  Read more...

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Absolutely superb: elegant, surprising, hard-hitting and very important -- Guy Claxton, author of 'Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind' Both impassioned and profound * Washington Post * Very entertaining . . . Read more...

 
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