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The hidden half : how the world conceals its secrets

Author: Michael Blastland
Publisher: London : Atlantic Books, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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We humans are very clever creatures - but we're idiots about how clever we really are. In this entertaining and ingenious book, Blastland reveals how in our quest to make the world more understandable, we lose sight of how unexplainable it often is. The result - from GDP figures to medicine - is that experts know a lot less than they think. Filled with compelling stories from economics, genetics, business, and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Electronic version:
Blastland, Michael.
Hidden half.
London : Atlantic Books, 2019
(OCoLC)1089126483
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Blastland
ISBN: 1786497778 9781786497772 9781786496379 1786496372
OCLC Number: 1055682978
Description: 295 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 0: Prologue 1: Bill is not Ben 2: I am not constant 3: Here is not there, now is not then 4: One path is not enough 5: The principle isn't practical 6: Big is not small 7: Big is not clear 8: The ignorant chicken 9: What to do 10: Postscript
Responsibility: Michael Blastland.

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A revolutionary and utterly original book revealing why we should doubt experts - and question ourselves  Read more...

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Thought-provoking. * UnHerd * Beautifully written and often very funny. Anyone making decision that matter should enjoy this book and profit from its lessons. * Dame Frances Cairncross - Chair, Read more...

 
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