The Resource In praise of wasting time, Alan Lightman ; illustrations by Dola Sun

In praise of wasting time, Alan Lightman ; illustrations by Dola Sun

Label
In praise of wasting time
Title
In praise of wasting time
Statement of responsibility
Alan Lightman ; illustrations by Dola Sun
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In today's frenzied and wired world, we are obsessed with the idea of not "wasting time." But have we lost the silences and solitude so essential to our inner lives? A great deal of evidence suggests the value in wasting time, of letting the mind lie fallow for some periods, of letting minutes and hours go by without scheduled activities or intended tasks, of unplugging from the grid. In this vital investigation of the rush and heave of the modern world, Alan Lightman explores the technological and cultural origins of our time-driven lives. More importantly, he reveals the many values of "wasting time", for replenishing the mind, for creative thought, and for finding and solidifying the inner self. Lightman urges us, as both individuals and as a society, to break free of the idea that not a second is to be wasted and to discover that sometimes the best thing to do is to do nothing at all
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lightman, Alan P.
Dewey number
153.35
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
BF408
LC item number
.L535 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sun, Dola
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Creative thinking
  • Creative ability
  • Divergent thinking
  • Time perception
  • Time management
Label
In praise of wasting time, Alan Lightman ; illustrations by Dola Sun
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
A village in Cambodia -- The grid -- The rush and the heave -- Play -- The free-grazing mind -- Downtime and replenishment -- Chronos and kairos -- Half mind
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First TED Books hardcover edition.
Extent
102 pages
Isbn
9781501154362
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • on1011680286
  • (OCoLC)1011680286
Label
In praise of wasting time, Alan Lightman ; illustrations by Dola Sun
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
A village in Cambodia -- The grid -- The rush and the heave -- Play -- The free-grazing mind -- Downtime and replenishment -- Chronos and kairos -- Half mind
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First TED Books hardcover edition.
Extent
102 pages
Isbn
9781501154362
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • on1011680286
  • (OCoLC)1011680286

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