Beginners: The Joy and Transformative Power of Lifelong Learning

Publication Date : 16/2/2021
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Discover why learning is good for us and how to develop a 'Beginner's Mindset'

For many of us, the last time we learned a new skill was during childhood. We live in an age which reveres expertise but looks down on the beginner. Upon entering adulthood and middle age, we begin to shy away from trying new things, instead preferring to stay nestled firmly in our comfort zones.

Beginners asks the question: why are children the only ones allowed to experience the inherent fun of facing daily challenges? And could we benefit from embracing new skills, even if we're initially hopeless? Bestselling author Tom Vanderbilt sets out to find the answer, tasking himself with acquiring several new skills under the tutelage of professionals, including drawing, juggling, surfing and much more. Witty and often surprisingly profound, Beginners is an uplifting exploration of the science of brain plasticity and how we can learn how to learn anew.



SKU 9781786493101
Barcode # 9781786493101
Brand Atlantic Books
Artist / Author Tom Vanderbilt
Shipping Weight 0.2000kg
Shipping Width 0.020m
Shipping Height 0.227m
Shipping Length 0.175m
Unit Of Measure each
Publication Date 16/2/2021
Number of pages 320
format Paperback / softback
Author Tom Vanderbilt

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