Life Finds a Way: What Evolution Teaches Us about Creativity Andreas Wagner

Life Finds a Way: What Evolution Teaches Us about Creativity

Author: Andreas Wagner
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Book Title
Life Finds a Way: What Evolution Teaches Us about Creativity
Author
Andreas Wagner
ISBN
9781541645332
How the principles of biological innovation can help us overcome creative challenges in art, business, and scienceIn Life Finds a Way, biologist Andreas Wagner reveals the deep symmetry between innovation in biological evolution and human cultural creativity. Rarely is either a linear climb to perfection--instead, "progress" is typically marked by a sequence of peaks, plateaus, and pitfalls. For instance, in Picasso's forty-some iterations of Guernica, we see the same combination of small steps, incessant reshuffling, and large, almost reckless, leaps that characterize the way evolution transformed a dinosaur's grasping claw into a condor's soaring wing. By understanding these principles, we can also better realize our own creative potential to find new solutions to adversity.Ultimately, Life Finds a Way offers a new framework for the nature of creativity, enabling us to better adapt, grow, and change in art, business, or science--that is, in life.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Andreas WagnerPublisher: Basic BooksPublished: 06/11/2019ISBN: 9781541645332Pages: 320Weight: 1.10lbsSize: 9.30h x 6.00w x 1.20dReview Citations: Publishers Weekly 04/08/2019Kirkus Reviews 04/15/2019Booklist 05/01/2019 pg. 54Choice 11/01/2019
How the principles of biological innovation can help us overcome creative challenges in art, business, and science
In Life Finds a Way, biologist Andreas Wagner reveals the deep symmetry between innovation in biological evolution and human cultural creativity. Rarely is either a linear climb to perfection--instead, "progress" is typically marked by a sequence of peaks, plateaus, and pitfalls. For instance, in Picasso's forty-some iterations of Guernica, we see the same combination of small steps, incessant reshuffling, and large, almost reckless, leaps that characterize the way evolution transformed a dinosaur's grasping claw into a condor's soaring wing. By understanding these principles, we can also better realize our own creative potential to find new solutions to adversity.
Ultimately, Life Finds a Way offers a new framework for the nature of creativity, enabling us to better adapt, grow, and change in art, business, or science--that is, in life.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Andreas Wagner
Publisher: Basic Books
Published: 06/11/2019
ISBN: 9781541645332
Pages: 320
Weight: 1.10lbs
Size: 9.30h x 6.00w x 1.20d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 04/08/2019
Kirkus Reviews 04/15/2019
Booklist 05/01/2019 pg. 54
Choice 11/01/2019
How the principles of biological innovation can help us overcome creative challenges in art, business, and science
In Life Finds a Way, biologist Andreas Wagner reveals the deep symmetry between innovation in biological evolution and human cultural creativity. Rarely is either a linear climb to perfection--instead, "progress" is typically marked by a sequence of peaks, plateaus, and pitfalls. For instance, in Picasso's forty-some iterations of Guernica, we see the same combination of small steps, incessant reshuffling, and large, almost reckless, leaps that characterize the way evolution transformed a dinosaur's grasping claw into a condor's soaring wing. By understanding these principles, we can also better realize our own creative potential to find new solutions to adversity.
Ultimately, Life Finds a Way offers a new framework for the nature of creativity, enabling us to better adapt, grow, and change in art, business, or science--that is, in life.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Andreas Wagner
Publisher: Basic Books
Published: 06/11/2019
ISBN: 9781541645332
Pages: 320
Weight: 1.10lbs
Size: 9.30h x 6.00w x 1.20d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 04/08/2019
Kirkus Reviews 04/15/2019
Booklist 05/01/2019 pg. 54
Choice 11/01/2019