Summary: The extraordinarily inventive Linus Pauling, twice winner of the Nobel Prize, was asked how he came to have so many good ideas. Pauling replied: "Well, I have a lot of ideas and throw away the bad ones." Where do ideas come from? And why do the best ideas sometimes strike in a flash of "sudden genius"? Andrew Robinson here offers a fascinating look at the genesis of creativity in science and...
Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2010
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 153.35 ROB
Contents: The greatest hazard that ever the youth of England saw -- A quiet revolution -- Restoration and renewal -- The two cities -- London was, but is no more -- Measuring the city -- The surveyor-general -- The city of speculation -- Ancient and modern -- Raised in extremes -- Looks like a revolution -- Melting it down and making it anew -- The London revolution -- The phoenix risen -- Endings.
Publisher / Publication Date: Walker & Co. 2008
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 942.12 HOL
Summary: The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their...
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2010