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Simplexity : why simple things become complex (and how complex things can be made simple)

Author: Jeffrey Kluger
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Draws on cutting-edge theories to describe the basic workings of everyday objects and principles in accessible language, covering a wide variety of topics from cell phones and viruses to economics and parenting.
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Genre/Form: Trivia and miscellanea
Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Kluger
ISBN: 9781401303013 1401303013 9781401309930 1401309933
OCLC Number: 179826558
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 324 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Why is the stock market so hard to predict? : confused by everyone else --
Why is it so hard to leave a burning building or an endangered city? : confused by instincts --
How does a single bullet start a world war? : confused by social structure --
Why do the jobs that require the greatest skills often pay the least? Why do companies with the least to sell often earn the most? : confused by payoffs --
Why do people, mice, and worlds die when they do? : confused by scale --
Why do bad teams win so many games and good teams lose so many? : confused by objective --
Why do we always worry about the wrong things? : confused by fear --
Why is a baby the best linguist in any room? : confused by silence --
Why are your cell phone and camera so absurdly complicated? : confused by flexibility --
Why are only 10 percent of the world's medical resources used to treat 90 percent of its ills? : confused by false targets --
Why does complexity science fall flat in the arts? : confused by loveliness.
Responsibility: Jeffrey Kluger.
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