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    • ISBN:9781786485489
    • Publication date:02 Nov 2017

The Genius Test

Can You Master The World's Hardest Ideas?

By Giles Sparrow

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Are you a genius? Put your knowledge to the test - and learn to think and talk like a genius.

Are you clever enough to master the world's hardest ideas? Can you explain Infinity? What is the Higgs Boson? And what are you looking at when you're looking at Modern Art?

The Genius Test takes you on a journey through humanity's most brain-bending ideas, from the big bang and the origins of life to chaos theory and special relativity, from existentialism and free will to postcapitalism and democracy, providing the tools to help you master the big ideas.

50 key concepts each include the following shortcuts to becoming a genius:

· Are you a Genius? quizzes - questions to test your knowledge
· The 10 things a Genius would know
· Talk like a Genius - intellectual conversation gambits
· A Bluffer's summary

The Genius Test challenges you to understand 50 subjects including:

The Hard Problem of consciousness; the human genome; Evo-devo; the human brain; A.I.; Fermat's Last Theorem; the Riemann Hypothesis; Gödel's Theorem of Incompleteness; Post-modernism; Modern architecture; Keynesianism; Semiotics and Structuralism; Schrödinger's cat; DNA; Deconstructivism; the mind-body problem; Superstrings; Quantum Theory; The Big Bang; black holes...and many more.

Biographical Notes

Giles Sparrow studied Astronomy at University College London, and works as an editor specializing in popular science. He is the author of - amongst other books - The Universe and How To See It, The Stargazer's Handbook and Hubble: Window on the Universe and was a major contributor to Dorling Kindersley's Universe.

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  • ISBN: 9781786485298
  • Publication date: 02 Nov 2017
  • Page count: 224
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