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Go figure : things you didn't know you didn't know : the Economist explains

Author: Tom Standage; Economist Newspaper Limited,
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Go Figure: Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know brings together for the first time the very best explainers and charts, written and created by top journalists to help us understand such brain-bending conundrums as why almost half the population of Korea has one of two surnames, how bitcoin mining works, and the seasonal distribution of dog poo on the streets of New York. Subjects both topical and timeless,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Standage; Economist Newspaper Limited,
ISBN: 9781610397438 1610397436
OCLC Number: 962187747
Notes: "First published in 2016 by Profile Books Ltd. in Great Britain"--Title page verso.
"The Economist in association with Profile Books Ltd. and Public Affairs"--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Description: 247 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Mind-stretchers: things you didn't know you didn't know --
Cribsheets: things you've quietly always wondered --
Global curiosities: things some countries do differently --
By the numbers: economical with the truth --
Also on the menu: leisure and pleasure --
Geek speak: technically speaking --
The life scientific.
Responsibility: Tom Standage.

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"Go Figure: Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know brings together for the first time the very best explainers and charts, written and created by top journalists to help us understand such brain-bending conundrums as why almost half the population of Korea has one of two surnames, how bitcoin mining works, and the seasonal distribution of dog poo on the streets of New York. Subjects both topical and timeless, profound and peculiar, are explained with The Economist trademark wit and verve, "--Baker & Taylor.

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