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Author Shenk, David, 1966-

Title The genius in all of us : why everything you've been told about genetics, talent and intelligence is wrong / David Shenk.

Published London : Icon Books, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed  155.7 SHEN    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 307 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Bibliography: p. [283]-303.
Contents Genes 2.0: How genes really work -- Intelligence is a process, not a thing -- The end of 'giftedness' (and the true source of talent) -- The similarities and dissimilarities of twins -- Prodigies and late bloomers -- Can white men jump? Ethnicity, genes, culture, and success -- How to be a genius (or merely great) -- How to ruin (or inspire) a kid -- How to foster a culture of excellence -- Genes 2.1: How to improve your genes -- Epilogue: Ted Williams Field -- Sources and notes, clarifications and amplifications.
Summary "Integrating cutting-edge research from a wide swath of disciplines, cognitive science, genetics, biology, child development, Shenk portrays a highly optimistic new view of human potential, and in the book's second part, he outlines his prescription for cultivating excellence within us all."--Book jacket.
Subject Ability -- Genetic aspects.
Animal intelligence.
Intellect -- Genetic aspects.
ISBN 1848311370 (hbk.)
9781848311374 (hbk.)