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a few thinkers on thinking

books, since 2000

children & learning


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top of page
some quotations
books, 1910-2000
movies & TV


The Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at M.I.T. [est. 1959]
'The Infinite Mind' public radio program
AP's 'Greatest Minds in the World' website
Stephen E. Palmer's Super Natural Minds website
Allen Institute Brain Atlas
Great American Think-Off essay contest [est. 1993] in New York Mills, MN
I.B.M. 100 Years: THINK - A Forum On The Future of Leadership [Sept 2011]
'Game Puzzles - For The Joy of Thinking' [est. 1979] in Pasadena, Maryland
7 Days of Genius [March 2016] based at the 92nd Street Y in New York City

Scientists & Thinkers section of the 'Time Magazine 100' Special Issue (April 2005)

Stanford University Education Program for Gifted Youth

A&E/History Channel "Mystery of Genius"
"The Real Story": A&E VHS [8/2001] for $28.45
"Masters & Madmen": A&E VHS [8/2001] for $28.45

Jordan Peterson classroom lecture "Controversial Facts About IQ" [2017]
watch video [uploaded 4/2017; 13:10] online at YouTube

Chicago Ideas Week [Oct 2017 = #7] in Chicago, Illinois            Idea Festival - Stay Curious. Stay Relevant. [Sept 2017 = #18] in Louisville, Kentucky            Washington Ideas Forum [Sept 2017 = #9] in Washington, DC

The 2007 Scientific American Magazine 50 Awards
The 2006 Scientific American Magazine 50 Awards
The 2005 Scientific American Magazine 50 Awards
The 2004 Scientific American Magazine 50 Awards
The 2003 Scientific American Magazine 50 Awards
The First Scientific American Magazine 50 Awards [2002]

IQ Bar Brain Food  IQ Bar: Delicious Brain Food To Go! [founded 10/2017]
'IQ Bars are optimized for sustained cognitive performance, energy, and health ...
and deliciousness'
• Began as IndieGoGo crowd-funding product in 2017,
available there in three flavors, in boxes of 24; based in Boston, MA
official company websiteIndieGoGo project homepage • not listed at Wikipedia

IQ Bar [est. 1/2017 as first of a chain] Winner Building, 27-39 D'Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central Hong Kong

"Dr. I.Q." radio show [NBC & ABC 1939-50]
"Dr. I.Q. Jr." [NBC Radio 1941-1949]
"Dr. I.Q." TV show [ABC-TV 1953-1954 and 1958-59]
very few episodes are known to exist

A Few Thinkers On Thinking & Intelligence
"Intelligence' topic at Wikipedia"Intelligence' topic at Wikipedia


science writer John Brockman
browse booksWikipedia
he founded The Edge Foundation, Inc. online magazine [est. 1969]

This Idea Is Brilliant book edited by John Brockman  "This Idea Is Brilliant: Lost, Overlooked, and Underappreciated Scientific Concepts Everyone Should Know" [2018] Edited by John Brockman
over 200 articles selected from The Edge by authors that include Richard Dawkins, Jared Diamond, Helen Fisher, Alison Gopnik, Lawrence Krauss, Ian McEwan, Steven Pinker, Lisa Randall, Carlo Rovelli, Richard Thaler, and Frank Wilczek
Kindle Edition from HarperPerennial/HarperCollins [1/2018] for $12.99
HarperPerennial 8x5¼ pb [1/2018] for $12.78

Recently-Added  Books  &  Movies

Everything Is Obvious / Common Sense book by Duncan J. Watts  "Everything Is Obvious* (*Once You Know The Answer): How Common Sense
Fails Us" [2011] by Duncan J. Watts

Kindle Edition from Crown Business/Random House [3/2011] for $12.99
Crown Business 8x5¼ pb [6/2012] for $12.80
Crown Business 8½x5¾ hardcover [3/2011] out of print/60+ used

Learning To Think / Denken Lernen book by Carl Naughton  "Learning To Think" [2016] by Carl Naughton, Foreword by Gregor Staub
"Deciding, judging, solving problems without falling into the usual thinking traps"
Odd situation here: book was first discovered by its English-language cover, but Amazon USA and Amazon Germany have only the German-language editions. (Coded anyway in case the English editions show up later.)
publisher's English-language synopsis (.PDF file)
"Denken Lernen: Entscheiden, Urteilen, Probleme Lösen, Ohne in die Üblichen Denkfallen zu Tappen"
German-language Kindle Edition from Gabal Verlag [1/2016] for $23.99
German-language Gabal Verlag 9x6¼ hardcover [2/2016] import/used

Scientific American Book of Love, Sex, and the Brain by Judith Horstman  "The Scientific American Book of Love, Sex, and The Brain: The Neuroscience of How, When, Why and Who We Love" [2011] by Judith Horstman
Kindle Edition from Jossey-Bass [11/2011] for $13.00
Jossey-Bass 9½x7½ hardcover [12/2011] for $17.84
Learning to Philosophize book by E.R. Emmet  "Learning To Philosophize" [1968] by E.R. Emmet [1909-80]
Penguin Books 7x5 pb [5/68] out of print/40+ used
Penguin Books pb [12/88] out of print/used
Learning to Think book by E.R. Emmet  "Learning To Think" [1980] by E.R. Emmet [1909-80]
Taplinger Publng 8¼x5½ pb [10/85] out of print/used
Emerson Books 9¼x7 library hardcover [5/80] out of print/40+ used
Emotions / Secret Life of The Brain book by Lisa Feldman Barrett  "How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of The Brain" [2017]
by Lisa Feldman Barrett

"A new theory of how the brain constructs emotions that could revolutionize psychology, health care, the legal system, and our understanding of the human mind."
Kindle Edition from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt [3/2017] for $12.99
Mariner Books pb [DUE 3/2018] for $14.21
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 9x6 hardcover [3/2017] for $17.78
100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know book by John D. Barrow  
"100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Math & The Arts" [2015] by John D. Barrow
Kindle Edition from W.W. Norton [2/2015] for $12.99
W.W. Norton & Co. 8½x5¾ hardcover [2/2015] for $19.37
Math Explains 100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know book by John D. Barrow  "100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know: Math Explains Your World" [2009] by John D. Barrow
Kindle Edition from W.W. Norton [5/2010] for $9.99
W.W. Norton & Co. pb [5/2010] for $13.73
W.W. Norton & Co. hardcover [5/2009] out of print/many used
Know It All / Head-Scratching Questions About Science book from New Scientist  "Know It All: 132 Head-Scratching Questions About The Science All Around Us - Offbeat & Unpredictable Answers From Amateur Experts Everywhere" [2015]
from New Scientist Magazine, Edited by Mick O'Hare

Kindle Edition from The Experiment [2/2015] for $9.99
The Experiment 7¾x5 pb [2/2015] for $123.23
The Power of Mathematical Thinking book by Jordan Ellenberg  "How Not To Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking" [2014]
by Jordan Ellenberg

Kindle Edition from Penguin Press [5/2014] for $12.99
Penguin Press 9½x6½ hardcover [5/2014] for $16.75
The House of Intellect book by Jacques Barzun  "The House of Intellect: How Intellect, The Prime Force In Western Civilization, Is Being Destroyed By Our Culture In The Name of Art, Science, and Philanthropy" [1959] by Jacques Barzun [1907-2012]
Harper Perennial Modern Classics 8x5¼ pb [12/2002] out of print/many used
Praeger 8¾x5½ hardcover [3/78] for $90.25 {sic}
Harper 8¼x5½ hardcover [1959] out of print/50+ used
Future of the Mind book by Michio Kaku  "The Future of The Mind: The Scientific Quest To Understand, Enhance, and Empower The Mind" [2014] by Dr. Michio Kaku
Kindle Edition from Doubleday [2/2014] for $10.99
Doubleday 9½x6½ hardcover [2/2014] for $21.42
Inventing the Egghead / Brainpower book by Aaron Lecklider  "Inventing The Egghead: The Battle Over Brainpower In American Culture" [2013] by {cultural historian} Aaron Lecklider
Kindle Edition from Univ Pennsylvania Press [3/2013] for $27.49 {sic}
Univ Pennsylvania Press 9x6 hardcover [3/2013] for $40.54
Intellect, Mind Over Matter book by Mortimer J. Adler  "Intellect: Mind Over Matter" [1990]
by Mortimer J. Adler [1902-2001]

Collier Books 8½x5½ pb [10/93] out of print/many used
Scribner 8¾x5¾ board book [3/90] out of print/many used
Being Logical: A Guide to Good Thinking book by D.Q. McInerny  "Being Logical: A Guide To Good Thinking" [2004]
by D.Q. McInerny

Kindle Edition from Random House [2004 edition] for $9.99
Random House 8x5¼ pb [5/2005] for $11.82
Random House 8¼x5½ hardcover [8/2004] out of print/many used
Genius - One Hundred Exemplary Creative Minds book by Harold Bloom  "Genius: A Mosaic of One Hundred Exemplary Creative Minds" [2002]
by Harold Bloom

Bloom's choices are subjective and wide-ranging; one of the criteria for inclusion was that he simply 'wanted to write about them'. Stimulating and fascinating reading.
Warner Books 9x6 pb [2003] for $31.49
Grand Central Publng 9½x6½ hardcover [10/2002] out of print/200+ used
Very Short Tour of the Mind book by Michael Corballis  "A Very Short Tour of The Mind: 21 Short Walks Around The Human Brain" [2013] by Michael Corballis
Overlook 7½x5¼ hardcover [6/2013] for $13.63
Duckworth & Co. U.K. 8½x5½ hardcover [6/2013] imported/used-new

Books On Thinking & Intelligence
{ since 2000, in chronological order }

jump to Books On Thinking & Intelligence, 1910-2000

From Brain To Cosmos book by Mark F. Sharlow  "From Brain To Cosmos" [2001]
by Mark F. Sharlow

Universal 8¼x5½ pb [4/2001] for $29.95
author's website
Out of Our Minds book by Sir Ken Robinson  "Out of Our Minds: Learning To Be Creative" [2001]
by Sir Ken Robinson

Wiley/Capstone 9¼x6¼ pb [6/2001] for $22.02
Capstone pb [4/2001] for £9.72 via Amazon U.K.
author's official website
Possessor & Possessed book by Peter Kivy  "The Possessor & The Possessed" [2001]
by Peter Kivy
an exploration of philosophical ideas about genius

Yale Univ Press 7½x5½ hardcover [9/2001] for $35.00
Secret Life of The Brain book by Richard M. Restak & David Grubin  "The Secret Life of The Brain" [2001]
by Richard M. Restak & David Grubin

Joseph Henry Press hardcover [10/2001] for $24.50
PBS/Warner VHS [7/2002] 5 tapes for $69.98
Why Didn't I Think of That?, Achieve Creative Greatness book by Charles W. McCoy, Jr.  "Why Didn't I Think of That?: Think The Unthinkable & Achieve Creative Greatness" [2002] by Charles W. McCoy, Jr.
Prentice Hall 9.4x6¼ hardcover [1/2002] for $15.40
Small Pieces Loosely Joined book by David Weinberger  "Small Pieces Loosely Joined: A Unified Theory of The Web" [2002]
by David Weinberger

"For the brief and shining hours that I held this book in my hands I believed that all this was possible. I saw the Emerald City shimmering in the distance."
— Susan Salter Reynolds, L.A. Times Book Review

Perseus Press 8½x5¾ hardcover [3/2002] for $17.50
author booksite

Electric Meme, How We Think book by Robert Aunger  "The Electric Meme: A New Theory of How We Think" [2002]
by Robert Aunger

Free Press 9½x6½ pb [7/2002] for $17.01
Spanish-language edition
Ediciones Paidos Iberica pb [1/2004] for $21.48
Genius in Their Own Words Seven Great 20th-Century Thinkers book edited by David Ramsay Steele  "Genius In Their Own Words: The Intellectual Journeys of Seven Great 20th-Century Thinkers" [2002] Edited by David Ramsay Steele
subjects/chapters are A.J. Ayer, Martin Buber, Albert Einstein [1879-1955],
Hans-Georg Gadamer, Sarvepapalli Radhakrishnan, Bertrand Russell [1872-1970] &
Jean-Paul Sartre [1905-80]

Open Court 9x6 pb [7/2002] for $24.95
Publishers Group West hardcover [7/2002] for $40.11

Blank Slate book by Steven Pinker  
"Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature" [2002]
by Steven Pinker

Viking 9¾x6¼ hardcover [9/2002] for $16.77
New Executive Brain book by Elkhonon Goldberg  "The New Executive Brain: Frontal Lobes In A Complex World" [2002]
by Elkhonon Goldberg

Oxford Univ Press 9¼x6 pb [8/2009] for $13.57
Oxford Univ Press 9x6 hardcover [12/2002] out of print/used
Imagining Numbers book by Barry Mazur  "Imagining Numbers (particularly the square root of minus fifteen)" [2002]
by Barry Mazur

FS&G 8x5¼ hardcover [12/2002] for $17.33
Looking for Spinoza book by Antonio R. Damasio  "Looking For Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and The Feeling Brain" [2003]
by Antonio Damasio

Neuroscientist Damasio rediscovers philosopher Baruch Spinoza's role in examining how emotions support human survival, a pursuit that ran counter to all the thinking of Spinoza's time.
Kindle Edition from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt [2003 edition] for $9.32
Mariner Books 8x5½ pb [12/2003] for $12.37
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 9x6¼ hardcover [2/2003] out of print/130+ used
Essential Difference book by Simon Baron-Cohen  
"The Essential Difference: The Truth About The Male & Female Brain" [2003]
by Simon Baron-Cohen

Perseus 9.3x6 hardcover [7/2003] for $18.20
Easy Genius, Awakening Your Whole Brain book by Chance Massaro & Steve Wallis  "Easy Genius: Awakening Your Whole Brain To Build A More Powerful Memory" [2003] by Chance Massaro & Steve Wallis
Authorhouse 11x8½ pb [10/2005] for $32.49
"Easy Genius At Work: Awakening Your Whole Brain To Succeed In Business" [2005] by Chance Massaro & Steve Wallis
Authorhouse 11x8½ pb [12/2005] for $34.48
official books-site
Why Not? Everyday Ingenuity book by Barry J. Nalebuff & Ian Ayres  
"Why Not? How To Use Everyday Ingenuity To Solve Problems Big & Small" [2003] by Barry J. Nalebuff & Ian Ayres
Harvard BSchool Press hardcover [10/2003] for $19.25
Stupidity docufilm directed by Albert Nerenberg  "Stupidity" [Téléfilm Canada 2003]
Co-produced & directed by Albert Nerenberg; extras on DVD include uncut interviews with Noam Chomsky, Giancarlo Livraghi, Bill Maher, director Albert Nerenberg, Avital Ronell & director Joel Schumacher
Disinformation color DVD [7/2006] for $17.99
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

Mind Wide Open book by Steven Johnson  "Mind Wide Open: Your Brain & The Neuroscience of Everyday Life"
[2004] by Steven Johnson

Scribner 8½x5¾ pb [5/2005] for $10.20
Scribner hardcover [1/2004] for $16.50
Tantor Media UNABR audio CD [8/2004] for $19.79
author's blogsite
Soul Made Flesh, Discovery of The Brain book by Carl Zimmer  "Soul Made Flesh: The Discovery of The Brain & How It Changed The World"
[2004] by Carl Zimmer

the life & work of Dr. Thomas Willis, 'the father of neuroscience'
Free Press 9.2x6½ hardcover [1/2004] for $18.20
Invisible Century Hidden Universes book by Richard Panek  "The Invisible Century: Einstein, Freud & The Search For Hidden Universes" [2004]
by Richard Panek

Penguin 7¾x5 pb [6/2005] for $11.70
Amazon bargain 8¼x5¾ hardcover [6/2004] for $7.99
Viking 8½x6 hardcover [6/2004] out of print/many used
Seeing Past Z / Imagination book by Beth Kephart  "Seeing Past Z: Imagination In A Fast-Forward World" [2004]
by Beth Kephart

W.W. Norton 8¼x5¾ hardcover [6/2004] for $16.29
Juice / World-Class Inventors book by Evan I. Schwartz  "Juice: The Creative Fuel That Drives World-Class Inventors" [2004]
by Evan I. Schwartz

Kindle Edition from Harvard Business Review Press [2004 edition] for $14.49
Harvard Business School 9½x6½ hardcover [9/2004] for $12.46
New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge  "The New York Times Guide To Essential Knowledge: A Desk Reference For The Curious Mind" [2004] Introduction by John Leonard
St. Martin's Press 9½x7½ hardcover [10/2004] for $21.09
Blink / Thinking Without Thinking book by Malcolm Gladwell  "Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking" [2005]
by Malcolm Gladwell

Little, Brown 8½x6 hardcover [1/2005] for $17.13
TimeWarner audio CD [1/2005] for $26.39
TimeWarner audio [1/2005] for $19.79
listed as one of the Time Magazine 100 (April 2005)
Conversations On The Edge of The Apocalypse book by David Jay Brown  "Conversations On The Edge of The Apocalypse: Contemplating The Future With Noam Chomsky, George Carlin, Deepak Chopra, Rupert Sheldrake & Others"
[2005] by David Jay Brown

"Most of all, this book offers positive visions of the future." — Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times Book Review
Palgrave Macmillan hardcover [6/2005] for $17.79

Think For Yourself! book by Stephen Hindes  
"Think For Yourself!: An Essay On Cutting Through The Babble, The Bias, and The Hype" [2005] by Stephen Hindes
Fulcrum / Speakers Corner 8½x5½ pb [11/2005] for $12.95
Fulcrum / Speakers Corner library hardcover [4/2009] for $21.95
Social Intelligence book by Karl Albrecht  "Social Intelligence: The New Science of Success - Beyond IQ, Beyond EI, Applying Multiple Intelligence Theory To Human Interaction" [2005] by Karl Albrecht
Pfeiffer 9x6¼ pb [11/2005] for $14.82
Explaining Creativity, Human Innovation book by R. Keith Sawyer  "Explaining Creativity: The Science of Human Innovation" [2006]
by R. Keith Sawyer

Oxford Univ Press pb [1/2006] for $35.00
Oxford Univ Press hardcover [1/2006] for $69.95
author website {redirect}
Stumbling On Happiness book by Daniel Gilbert  "Stumbling On Happiness" [2006] by Daniel Gilbert
Knopf 9½x7 hardcover [5/2006] for $14.97
Random House UNABR audio CD [5/2006] for $18.87
Harvard faculty webpage
Infotopia / Knowledge book by Cass R. Sunstein  "Infotopia: How Many Minds Produce Knowledge" [2006]
by Cass R. Sunstein

Oxford Univ Press 8½x6 hardcover [8/2006] for $16.50
author's homepage
Immortal Game / History of Chess book by David Shenk  "The Immortal Game: A History of Chess, or How 32 Carved Pieces On A Board Illuminated Our Understanding of War, Art, Science & The Human Brain" [2006]
by David Shenk

Anchor 7¾x5 pb [10/2007] for $10.17
Doubleday 9½x6¼ hardcover [9/2006] for $17.16
publisher's book page
for chess-related films, click here
Mavericks At Work, Original Minds In Business book by William C. Taylor & Polly LaBarre  
"Mavericks At Work: Why The Most Original Minds In Business Win" [2006]
by William C. Taylor & Polly LaBarre

{both co-founders of Fast Company Magazine [est. 1995]}
Wm. Morrow 9½x6¼ hardcover [10/2006] for $17.79
How Language Works book by David Crystal  "How Language Works: How Babies Babble, Words Change Meaning & Languages Live or Die" [2006] by David Crystal
Overlook 9x6½ hardcover [11/2006] for $21.45
Innovation's Missing Link book by Al Judge  "Innovation's Missing Link: The Secret To Effortlessly Overcoming Organizational Stagnation" [2007] by Al Judge
Xlibris 9x5¾ pb [2/2007] for $21.99
Xlibris 9x6 hardcover [2/2007] for $32.99
How Doctors Think book by Jerome Groopman  "How Doctors Think" [2007] by Jerome Groopman, MD
Mariner Books 8¼x5½ pb [3/2008] for $10.85
Houghton Mifflin 9x6 hardcover [3/2007] for $15.60
Black Swan / Highly Improbable book by Nassim Nicholas Taleb  "The Black Swan: The Impact of The Highly Improbable" [2007]
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Random House hardcover [4/2007] for $16.98
Practical Intelligence book by Karl Albrecht  "Practical Intelligence: The Art & Science of Common Sense" [2007]
by Karl Albrecht

Jossey-Bass 9x6¼ hardcover [6/2007] for $18.45
Political Brain, Fate of The Nation book by Drew Westen  "The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion In Deciding The Fate of The Nation"
[2007] by Drew Westen, Professor of Psychology at Emory University

PublicAffairs 9½x6¼ hardcover [6/2007] for $20.48
What Is Intelligence? book by James R. Flynn  "What Is Intelligence?: Beyond The Flynn Effect" [2007]
by James R. Flynn

Cambridge Univ Press hardcover [8/2007] for $14.96
Art of Smart Thinking book by James Hardt  "The Art of Smart Thinking" [2007] by James Hardt, PhD
Biocybernaut Press 8¼x5½ pb [9/2007] for $25.00
Design of Future Things book by Donald A. Norman  "The Design of Future Things" [2007]
by Donald A. Norman

Basic Books 9½x6½ hardcover [11/2007] for $18.15
author's official websiteauthor's entry at Wikipedia
Spark, Exercise & the Brain book by John Ratey & Eric Hagerman  "Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and The Brain"
[2008] by John J. Ratey, MD with Eric Hagerman

Kindle Edition from Little, Brown/Hachette [1/2008] for $9.99
Little, Brown pb [1/2012] for $16.00
Little, Brown 9¼x6 hardcover [1/2008] for $25.00
author's official website
Einstein Oppenheimer Genius book by Silvan S. Schweber  "Einstein and Oppenheimer: The Meaning of Genius" [2008]
by Silvan S. Schweber

Harvard Univ Press 9x6¼ hardcover [4/2008] for $19.77

Maison d'Être Bookstore's Albert Einstein [1879-1955] Page
J. Robert Oppenheimer [1904-67] Page at Spirit of America Bookstore

Drunkard's Walk / Randomness book by Leonard Mlodinow  
"The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives" [2008]
by Leonard Mlodinow

Pantheon hardcover [5/2008] for $14.97
Iconoclast book by Gregory Berns  "Iconoclast: A Neuroscientist Reveals How To Think Differently" [2008]
by Gregory Berns

Harvard Business School Press 9¼x6½ hardcover [9/2008] for $19.77
The Element, Finding Your Passion book by Sir Ken Robinson  "The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything" [2009]
New York Times bestseller by Sir Ken Robinson, with Lou Aronica

Penguin 7½x5 pb [12/2009] for $9.01
Viking 8¼x5½ hardcover [1/2009] for $17.13
author's official website
Idiot America book by Charles Pierce  "Idiot America: How Stupidity Became A Virtue In The Land of The Free" [2009]
by Charles P. Pierce

Anchor 8x5 pb [5/2010] for $10.85
Doubleday 8¼x5¾ hardcover [6/2009] for $17.16
Think For Yourself book by David Charles  "Think For Yourself: The Importance of Maintaining Individuality and Freedom of Thought" [2009] by David Charles
CreateSpace 8x5 pb [9/2009] for $9.95
Switch, How To Change Things book by Chip & Dan Heath  "Switch: How To Change Things When Change Is Hard"
[2010 New York Times bestseller] by Chip & Dan Heath

Broadway Business 8¼x6 hardcover [2/2010] for $12.99
Genius In All of Us book by David Shenk  "The Genius In All of Us: Why Everything You've Been Told About Genetics, Talent & IQ Is Wrong" [2010] by David Shenk
Doubleday 9¼x6¼ hardcover [3/2010] for $17.79
How The English Language Became The World's Language book by Robert McCrum  "Globish: How The English Language Became The World's Language" [2010]
by Robert McCrum

Kindle Edition from W.W. Norton & Co. [5/2010] for $14.82
W.W. Norton & Co. 9¼x6 hardcover [5/2010] for $17.79
The Shallows / Internet / Brains book by Nicholas Carr  "The Shallows: What The Internet Is Doing To Our Brains" [2010]
by Nicholas Carr

W.W. Norton 9¼x6¼ hardcover [6/2010] for $15.75
Art of Non-Conformity book by Chris Guillebeau  "The Art of Non-Conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live The Life You Want, and Change The World" [2010] by Chris Guillebeau
Kindle Edition from Perigee [9/2010] for $9.99
Perigee Trade 7½x5½ pb [9/2010] for $6.49
Tantor Media UNABR audio CD [11/2010] for $21.59
author's official website
Where Good Ideas Come From book by Steven Johnson  
"Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation" [2010]
by Steven Johnson

Riverhead 9x6¼ hardcover [10/2010] for $14.82
Fifty Greatest Ideas book by John Farndon  "The World's Greatest Idea: The Fifty Greatest Ideas That Have Changed Humanity" [2010] by John Farndon
Totem Books 7¾x5 pb [8/2011] for $11.66
Icon Books 7¾x5¼ hardcover [10/2010] for $28.25
official book siteauthor's official website
Self Comes To Mind book by Antonio R. Damasio  "Self Comes To Mind: Constructing The Conscious Brain" [2010]
by Antonio Damasio

Neuroscientist Damasio rejects the long-standing idea that consciousness is separate from the body, and presents scientific evidence of evolutionary development of a human self as a challenge to nature’s indifference; this opens the way for the appearance of culture, perhaps one of our most defining characteristics as thinking and self-aware beings.
Kindle Edition from Random House Digital [11/2010] for $13.99
Vintage 8x5 pb [3/2012] for $10.85
Pantheon 9½x6½ hardcover [11/2010] out of print/50+ new-used

76 Fallacies book by Michael LaBossiere   "42 Fallacies" [2010] by Dr. Michael C. LaBossiere
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [11/2010] for 99¢ {sic}
"30 More Fallacies" [2011] by Dr. Michael C. LaBossiere
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [5/2011] for 99¢ {sic}
"76 Fallacies" [2012] by Dr. Michael C. LaBossiere
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [7/2012] for 99¢ {sic}

Panic Virus book by Seth Mnookin  "The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear" [2011]
by Seth Mnookin

The author puts forward the concept of 'cognitive relativism', wherein fear & suspicion are unmoved by facts or experience; the immediate focus is the dubious link between vaccines containing thimerosal and the rise of autism, but unreasoned mob thinking permeates modern Western culture.
Kindle Edition from Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [1/2011] for $10.38
Simon & Schuster pb [1/2012] for $13.16
Simon & Schuster 9½x6 hardcover [1/2011] for $18.88

Information, History, Theory, Flood book by James Gleick  "The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood" [2011] by James Gleick
"Gleick sees ... the world as an endlessly unfolding opportunity in which 'creatures of the information' may just recognize themselves." — Jason Kirk
Kindle Edition from Random House Digital [3/2011] for $14.99
Pantheon 9¼x6½ hardcover [3/2011] for $16.47
100 Ideas that Changed the World book by the editors of TIME Magazine  "TIME: 100 Ideas That Changed The World: History's Greatest Break-throughs, Inventions, and Theories" [2011] by the Editors of TIME Magazine
Time-Life Books 10¾x8 pb [5/2011] out of print/used
Time-Life Books 11¼x8½ hardcover [5/2011] for $18.79
Optimism Bias book by Tali Sharot  "The Optimism Bias: A Tour of The Irrationally Positive Brain" [2011]
by Tali Sharot
– excerpted in TIME Magazine in June 2011
Kindle Edition from Random House Digital [6/2011] for $11.99
Vintage 8x5¼ pb [6/2012] for $11.64
Pantheon 8½x5¾ hardcover [6/2011] for $16.53
Mastermind / Think Like Sherlock Holmes book by Maria Konnikova  "Mastermind: How To Think Like Sherlock Holmes" [2013]
by Maria Konnikova

Weaves together the fictional detective's cases and modern-day neuroscience to introduce readers to 'the mindful way of life'.
Kindle Edition from Penguin Group [1/2013] for $7.99
Kindle Edition from Viking/Penguin [1/2013] for $12.28
Viking Adult 9x6¼ hardcover [1/2013] for $16.70
Bunk / Fake News book by Kevin Young  
"Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News" [2017] by Kevin Young
Kindle Edition from Graywolf Press [11/2017] for $14.99
Graywolf Press 9¼x6½ hardcover [11/2017] for $20.48

Children  &  Learning
National Assn. of Gifted Children
Great Potential Press of Scottsdale, AZ
Early Entrance Foundation - college entrance programs [est. 2004]
Arizona Supporters of The Gifted
Indigo Children entry at Wikipedia
Summer Institute for Gifted Children [est. 1984; ages 4-17] based in Stamford, CT
Center for Talent Development [est. 1982] Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois

  Stanford University Education Program for Gifted Youth

Mensa For Kids
U.S. Mensa's Gifted Youth Programs

Working Minds essay #6 "How We Learn" [January 2001]
Working Minds essay #33 "Kids" [June 2003]

Children's Dept. Pages at Spirit of America Bookstore

Give Your Child A Superior Mind 1966 book by Siegfried & Therese Engelmann  "Give Your Child A Superior Mind: A Program For The Preschool Child" [1966] by Siegfried & Therese Engelmann
S&S pb [6/81] out of print/used
S&S hardcover [12/66] out of print/used
Nature's Gambit, Development of Human Potential book by David Henry Feldman & Lynn T. Goldsmith  "Nature's Gambit: Child Prodigies & The Development of Human Potential"
[1986] by David Henry Feldman, with Lynn T. Goldsmith

Teachers College Press 9¼x6 pb [9/91] for $18.95
Basic Books hardcover [10/86] out of print/used
The Everyday Genius / Joy of Learning book by Peter Kline  "The Everyday Genius: Restoring Children's Natural Joy of Learning — and Yours Too" [1988] by Peter Kline
Great River Books 9¼x6 pb [1/97] out of print/used
Great River Books 9¼x6¼ [1/97] for $19.95
I Can Problem Solve books by Myrna B. Shure  "I Can Problem Solve: An Interpersonal Cognitive Problem Solving Program" [1992] by Myrna B. Shure, PhD
— Pre-School edition
Research Press 10½x8¼ pb [4/2001] for $39.95
— Kindergarten & Primary Grades edition
Research Press 10¾x8¼ pb [4/2001] for $39.95
— Intermediate Elementary Grades edition
Research Press 10½x8¼ pb [4/2001] for $39.95
Keys To Parenting The Gifted Child book by Dr. Sylvia B. Rimm  
"Keys To Parenting The Gifted Child" [1994]
by Dr. Sylvia B. Rimm

Great Potential Press 9x6 3rd edition pb [10/2006] for $11.53
Raising a Thinking Child book by Myrna B. Shure  "Raising A Thinking Child: Help Your Young Child To Resolve Everyday Conflicts & Get Along With Others" [1994] by Myrna B. Shure, PhD
pocket 8¼x5¼ pb [3/96] for $11.20
Henry Holt 8¾x6¼ hardcover [9/94] out of print/many used
Random House audio [2/96] out of stock/used

Gifted Children book by Ellen Winner   "Gifted Children: Myths & Realities" [1996]
by Ellen Winner

Basic Books pb [6/97] for $21.00
Basic Books 9¾x6¾ hardcover [6/96] out of print/used
Indigo Children Have Arrived book by Lee Carroll & Jan Tober  "The Indigo Children: The New Kids Have Arrived" [1999]
by Lee Carroll & Jan Tober

Hay House 8¼x5½ pb [5/99] for $11.16
Spanish-language edition: Hay House 8½x5½ pb [6/2001] for $11.86

see Wikipedia entry on Indigo Children

Scientist in the Crib / Early Learning book by Alison Gopnik, Andrew N. Meltzoff & Patricia K. Kuhl  "The Scientist In The Crib: What Early Learning Tells Us About The Mind"
[1999] by Alison Gopnik, Andrew N. Meltzoff & Patricia K. Kuhl

Harper 8x5¼ pb [1/2001] for $10.50
Wm. Morrow 11x6 hardcover [9/99] out of print/used
How The Brain & Mind Develop book by Lise Eliot  "What's Going On In There?: How The Brain & Mind Develop In The First Five Years of Life" [1999] by Lise Eliot
Bantam 9¼x6 pb [10/2000] for $12.92
Bantam 10x6½ hardcover [9/99] out of print/used
Genius Denied book by Jan & Bob Davidson  "Genius Denied: How To Stop Wasting Our Brightest Young Minds" [2004]
by Jan & Bob Davidson, with Laura Vanderkam

S&S 8½x5½ pb [3/2005] for $10.40
S&S 8½x5¾ hardcover [4/2004] for $16.32
official booksite
Gifted Children & Gifted Education book by Gary A. Davis  "Gifted Children and Gifted Education: A Handbook For Teachers & Parents"
[2006] by Gary A. Davis

Great Potential Press 9x5¾ pb [9/2006] for $21.75
Complete Idiot's Guide to Indigo Children book by Wendy H. Chapman & Carolyn Flynn  "The Complete Idiot's Guide To Indigo Children: An Enlightened Approach To Nurturing An Indigo Child" [2007]
by Wendy H. Chapman & Carolyn Flynn

Alpha Books 9x6 pb [8/2007] for $10.17
The supposed phenomenon of Indigo Children was described in 1982 by Nancy Ann Tappe and popularized by the 1999 book {above} by Lee Carroll & Jan Tober
see Wikipedia entry on Indigo Children
Gifted Kids' Survival Guide book by Judy Galbraith, M.A.  
"The Gifted Kids' Survival Guide: For Ages 10 & Under" [YA 2009]
by Judy Galbraith

Free Spirit Publng 4th edition 9x7 pb [9/2011] for $10.39
publisher's official book page
Gifted Teen Survival Guide book by Judy Galbraith, M.A. & Jim Delisle, PhD  "The Gifted Teen Survival Guide: Smart, Sharp, and Ready for ^ (Almost) Anything" [for 11 years & up; 2011] by Judy Galbraith & Jim Delisle
Free Spirit Publng 3rd edition 9x7 pb [3/2009] for $10.87
publisher's official book page
Human Spark / Human Development book by Jerome Kagan  "The Human Spark: The Science of Human Development" [2013]
by Jerome Kagan

Kindle Edition from Basic Books [6/2013] for $15.65
Basic Books 9¼x6½ hardcover [6/2013] for $21.09
Learning, Decoded - To Improve Academic Performance book by Heather Leneau Bragg & Pat Alma Lee  "Learning, Decoded: Understanding and Using Your Child's Unique Learning Style To Improve Academic Performance" [2013]
by Heather Leneau Bragg MA, with Pat Alma Lee

Hypethral Publng 8½x5½ pb [7/2013] for $12.84
official book site
Smartest Kids In The World book by Amanda Ripley  "The Smartest Kids In The World: And How They Got That Way" [2013]
by Amanda Ripley

Kindle Edition from Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [8/2013] for $12.74
Simon & Schuster pb [DUE July 2014] for $12.96
Simon & Schuster 9x6¼ hardcover [8/2013] for $18.12
author's official website

"Intelligence is no guarantee against being stupid."
— Victor Serebriakoff [1912-2000], co-founder of American Mensa

"If you have ten Mensans, you will have twelve opinions (on any subject)."
G.E. Nordell

Mensa logo       American Mensa, Ltd. [est. 1960]
Greater Los Angeles Mensa
New Mexico Mensa
Mensa For Kids

American Mensa Education & Research Foundation [est. 1971]

American Mensa Home Test
U.K. Mensa's Global Directory
U.S. Mensa's Gifted Youth Programs
U.S. Mensa's 'Mensa Connect' online forum [est. 12/2017] - requires member login

Mensa officially partnered with the Reach Out and Read® program [est. 1989] in 2015

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