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Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin USA
Publication date December 31, 2013
Pages 273
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780143124344
ISBN-10 014312434X
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.54 lbs.
Original list price $17.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The New York Times bestselling guide to thinking like literature's greatest detective. "Steven Pinker meets Sir Arthur Conan Doyle" (Boston Globe), by the author of The Confidence Game

No fictional character is more renowned for his powers of thought and observation than Sherlock Holmes. But is his extraordinary intellect merely a gift of fiction, or can we learn to cultivate these abilities ourselves, to improve our lives at work and at home?

We can, says psychologist and journalist Maria Konnikova, and in Mastermind she shows us how. Beginning with the “brain attic”—Holmes’s metaphor for how we store information and organize knowledge—Konnikova unpacks the mental strategies that lead to clearer thinking and deeper insights. Drawing on twenty-first-century neuroscience and psychology, Mastermind explores Holmes’s unique methods of ever-present mindfulness, astute observation, and logical deduction. In doing so, it shows how each of us, with some self-awareness and a little practice, can employ these same methods to sharpen our perceptions, solve difficult problems, and enhance our creative powers. For Holmes aficionados and casual readers alike, Konnikova reveals how the world’s most keen-eyed detective can serve as an unparalleled guide to upgrading the mind.



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Hardcover
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from Canongate Books Ltd (January 17, 2013)
9780857867247 | details & prices | 273 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $27.95
About: No fictional character is more renowned for his powers of thought and observation than Sherlock Holmes.
from Viking Pr (January 3, 2013)
9780670026579 | details & prices | 273 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $26.95
About: No fictional character is more renowned for his powers of thought and observation than Sherlock Holmes.
Paperback
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from Penguin USA (December 31, 2013)
9780143124344 | details & prices | 273 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.54 lbs | List price $17.00
About: The New York Times bestselling guide to thinking like literature's greatest detective.

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