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The Resource Beginners : the joy and transformative power of lifelong learning, Tom Vanderbilt

Beginners : the joy and transformative power of lifelong learning, Tom Vanderbilt

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Beginners : the joy and transformative power of lifelong learning
Title
Beginners
Title remainder
the joy and transformative power of lifelong learning
Statement of responsibility
Tom Vanderbilt
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Why do so many of us stop learning new skills as adults? Are we afraid to fail? Have we forgotten the sheer pleasure of being a beginner? Or is it simply a fact that you can't teach an old dog new tricks? Inspired by his young daughter's insatiable need to know how to do almost everything, and stymied by his own rut of mid-career competence, Tom Vanderbilt begins a year of learning purely for the sake of learning. He tackles five main skills (and picks up a few more along the way), choosing them for their difficulty to master and their distinct lack of career marketability--chess, singing, surfing, drawing, and juggling." -- Amazon.com
  • "The best-selling author of Traffic and You May Also Like now gives us a thought-provoking, playful investigation into the transformative joys that come with starting something new, no matter your age"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vanderbilt, Tom
Dewey number
  • 646.7
  • 153.15
Index
no index present
LC call number
BF637.S4
LC item number
V375 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Self-managed learning
  • Learning
  • Learning, Psychology of
  • Life skills
Label
Beginners : the joy and transformative power of lifelong learning, Tom Vanderbilt
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book" -- Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-299)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The opening gambit -- A beginner's guide to being a beginner -- Learning how to learn: what infants can teach us about being good beginners -- Unlearning to sing -- I don't know what I'm doing, but I'm doing it anyway: the virtues of learning to fly with a group -- Surfing the u-shaped wave: the agony and the ecstasy of the advanced beginner -- How we learn to do things -- Meditation with benefits: how drawing changed the way I saw the world, and myself -- The apprentice, or, What I learned
Control code
on1132240894
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 299 pages
Isbn
9780525432975
Lccn
2019057320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1132240894
Label
Beginners : the joy and transformative power of lifelong learning, Tom Vanderbilt
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book" -- Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-299)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The opening gambit -- A beginner's guide to being a beginner -- Learning how to learn: what infants can teach us about being good beginners -- Unlearning to sing -- I don't know what I'm doing, but I'm doing it anyway: the virtues of learning to fly with a group -- Surfing the u-shaped wave: the agony and the ecstasy of the advanced beginner -- How we learn to do things -- Meditation with benefits: how drawing changed the way I saw the world, and myself -- The apprentice, or, What I learned
Control code
on1132240894
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 299 pages
Isbn
9780525432975
Lccn
2019057320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1132240894

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