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Femina Problematis Solvendis—Problem solving Woman

A History of the Creativity of Women

Authors: Cropley, David H.

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  • Addresses the psychology of creativity and innovation, and the development of technology throughout human history with a special focus on inventions by women
  • Includes case studies on 30 key innovations from prehistory to the information age
  • Demonstrates how the psychology of creativity and innovation can be applied to real-world problem-solving
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About this book

This book explores the history of modern human creativity/innovation, highlighting examples of solutions to basic human’ needs that have been developed over time. The title – Femina Problematis Solvendis – is a play on the scientific classifications of humans (Homo habilis, Homo erectus, Homo sapiens), but with special focus on inventions pioneered by women (“femina”) and is intended to suggest that a defining characteristic of modern humans is our fundamental ability to solve problems (i.e., problem-solving woman = Femina problematis solvendis), Written by David H. Cropley, an internationally recognised expert on creativity and innovation, it also builds on his previous book “Homo Problematis Solvendis –Problem-solving Man”, published in 2019.

The book explores innovations over ten distinct “ages” of human history, beginning with “prehistory”, and moving up to the present “information age”. Each era is covered by a dedicated chapter that describes three key innovations that were either definitely invented by a woman or can be plausibly attributed to a female inventor. The book’s focus on female inventors also serves to highlight some of the ways women have been treated in societies over time.

About the authors

David H. Cropley is an internationally recognised expert and author on creativity and innovation. His teaching interests focus on systems engineering and related concepts, while his research examines various aspects of creativity and innovation in the broader field of engineering. David is a regular keynote speaker and has appeared on the documentaries “Redesign My Brain” (ABC TV, 2013 and 2015) and “Life at 9” (ABC TV, 2014), where he discussed creativity, innovation and problem solving.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-7

    Cropley, David H.

  • Measuring Creativity

    Pages 9-12

    Cropley, David H.

  • Prehistory (>2700 bce): Ancient Invention

    Pages 13-27

    Cropley, David H.

  • The Classical Period (753 bce to 476 ce): Creative Civilisations

    Pages 29-44

    Cropley, David H.

  • The Dark Ages (476–1453 ce): Medieval Creativity

    Pages 45-59

    Cropley, David H.

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eBook $19.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-15-3967-1
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $29.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Femina Problematis Solvendis—Problem solving Woman
Book Subtitle
A History of the Creativity of Women
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-3967-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-3967-1
Softcover ISBN
978-981-15-3966-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 189
Number of Illustrations
36 b/w illustrations
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