Ask a Little—Learn a Lot

How Questions Change Everything

by R. W. A. Mitchell



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/22/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 204
ISBN : 9781475933789
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 204
ISBN : 9781475933796
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 204
ISBN : 9781475933802

About the Book

The best way to learn comes by simply asking questions. It’s truly one of the most useful skills you can acquire. In Ask a Little—Learn a Lot, author R. W. A. Mitchell teaches you how to ask the kinds of questions that have changed our world.

Lively, fun, and easy to read, Ask a Little—Learn a Lot includes examples of some of the best questions ever asked, illustrated with examples from a wide range of topics including mathematics and science, philosophy, game theory, gambling, lucky numbers, and even game shows. You can learn how to learn, just by asking questions! This guide explores questions based on the following, among other things:

• What kinds of questions are asked by the greatest thinkers?

• How can you surf the North Pole?

• How can you type like a monkey?

• How you can win on Let’s Make a Deal

You can also learn about the peculiar and tricky questions that make up paradoxes and about the weird science of Wile E. Coyote!

Ask a Little—Learn a Lot communicates that the best way to explore new ideas comes simply by asking questions. When you ask questions, you learn things. Thinking inspires. And with a bit of imagination, it creates.

About the Author

R. W. A. Mitchell holds a BSc in physics from Queens University at Kingston and an MSc degree in nuclear physics from the University of Alberta. He pursued a career in finance and worked for several major investment banks where he created many innovative securities. Mitchell lives in Toronto, Canada.