Exuberance

Exuberance

The Passion for Life

Book - 2005 | 1st Vintage Books ed.
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With the same grace and breadth of learning she brought to her studies of the mind's pathologies, Kay Redfield Jamison examines one of its most exalted states: exuberance. This "abounding, ebullient, effervescent emotion" manifests itself everywhere from child's play to scientific breakthrough and is crucially important to learning, risk-taking, social cohesiveness, and survival itself. Exuberance: The Passion for Life introduces us to such notably irrepressible types as Teddy Roosevelt, John Muir, and Richard Feynman, as well as Peter Pan, dancing porcupines, and Charles Schulz's Snoopy. It explores whether exuberance can be inherited, parses its neurochemical grammar, and documents the methods people have used to stimulate it. The resulting book is an irresistible fusion of science and soul.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2005, c2004.
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed.
ISBN: 9780375701481
0375701486
Branch Call Number: 152.42 JAMISON
Characteristics: 405 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.

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Jan 13, 2014

Well thought out book and inspiring. Worth reading if you are interested in with a life with exuberance.

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