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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]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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. In Factfulness, Professor of International Health  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Statistics
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rosling, Hans.
Factfulness.
New York : Flatiron Books, [2018]
(OCoLC)1029003350
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Rosling; Ola Rosling; Anna Rosling Rönnlund
ISBN: 9781250123817 125012381X
OCLC Number: 1030581565
Credits: Produced by the publisher.
Held by CAPER-BC, Langara College.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 342 pages) : illustrations, charts.
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.
Responsibility: Hans Rosling with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund.

Abstract:

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. In Factfulness, Professor of International Health and global TED phenomenon Hans Rosling, together with his two long-time collaborators, Anna and Ola, offers a radical new explanation of why this happens. They reveal the ten instincts that distort our perspective--from our tendency to divide the world into two camps (usually some version of us and them) to the way we consume media (where fear rules) to how we perceive progress (believing that most things are getting worse).

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