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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 ROENNLUND ANNAROSLIN G ROSLING
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] SCEPTRE, 2019.
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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,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: HANS ROSLING OLA ROENNLUND ANNAROSLIN G ROSLING
ISBN: 1473637473 9781473637474 9781473637498 147363749X
OCLC Number: 1031933968
Description: 1 volume : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (colour) ; 20 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?

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It was such a hopeful book - it's about why society is better off than we think and how many of the problems we think exist, don't -- Talita von Furstenberg * Vogue * [A] smart read -- Books for the Read more...

 
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