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Factfulness : ten reasons we're wrong about the world - and why things are better than you think

Author: Hans Rosling; Ola Rosling; Anna Rosling Rönnlund
Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"When asked simple questions about global trends--what percentage of the world's population live in poverty; why the world's population is increasing; how many girls finish school -- we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess teachers, journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers. Professor and TED presenter Hans Rosling, together  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Rosling; Ola Rosling; Anna Rosling Rönnlund
ISBN: 9781250107817 1250107814 147363749X 9781473637498
OCLC Number: 1029003350
Notes: Illustrations on lining papers.
Awards: New York Times Bestsellers Nonfiction.
Description: x, 342 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The gap instinct --
The negativity instinct --
The straight line instinct --
The fear instinct --
The size instinct --
The generalization instinct --
The destiny instinct --
The single perspective instinct --
The blame instinct --
The urgency instinct --
Factfulness in practice --
Factfulness rules of thumb --
Appendix. How did your country do?
Responsibility: Hans Rosling ; with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund.

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'A hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases.' BARACK OBAMATimely, short and essential, FACTFULNESS reveals the power of facts in a  Read more...

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