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A Search for the World's Most Creative Places from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley

posted Apr 1, 2016, 10:31 AM by Peter Langella ‎[he\him]‎
25111093The Geography of Genius by Eric Weiner

From the publisher: In The Geography of Genius, acclaimed travel writer Weiner sets out to examine the connection between our surroundings and our most innovative ideas. He explores the history of places, like Vienna of 1900, Renaissance Florence, ancient Athens, Song Dynasty Hangzhou, and Silicon Valley, to show how certain urban settings are conducive to ingenuity. And, with his trademark insightful humor, he walks the same paths as the geniuses who flourished in these settings to see if the spirit of what inspired figures like Socrates, Michelangelo, and Leonardo remains. In these places, Weiner asks, “What was in the air, and can we bottle it?”