Hans, Ola & Anna Rosling - Factfulness (2nd Hand Hardback)
Subtitled : Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think.
Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts.
When asked simple questions about global trends - why the world's population is increasing; how many young women go to school; how many of us live in poverty - we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers.
In Factfulness, Professor of International Health and a man who can make data sing, Hans Rosling, together with his two long-time collaborators Anna and Ola, offers a radical new explanation of why this happens, and reveals the ten instincts that distort our perspective.
It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think. But when we worry about everything all the time instead of embracing a worldview based on facts, we can lose our ability to focus on the things that threaten us most.
Inspiring and revelatory, filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories, Factfulness is an urgent and essential book that will change the way you see the world.
- Format : Slightly Smaller 2nd Hand Hardback (No Dust Jacket Issued)
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - Reference Books
- Published : 2018 (Sceptre)
- ISBN : 9781473637467
- SKU : B002857
- PPC : SP500gm
- RRP : £12.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
'One of the most important books I've ever read - an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.' - Bill Gates.
'Hans Rosling tells the story of "the secret silent miracle of human progress" as only he can. But Factfulness does much more than that. It also explains why progress is so often secret and silent and teaches readers how to see it clearly.' - Melinda Gates.
'Thoroughly researched and clearly written . . . this is a measured, objective, and ultimately optimistic account of where we are and how we got here.' - Independent.
'Factfulness has the power to shift your entire perspective. If you want to understand the world, read it now!' - Rolf Dobelli.
'Triumphant.' - Sunday Times.
'Bestselling books about statistics are as rare as unicorns. One that gets to No.1 is as rare as a lunar unicorn. Factfulness by Hans Rosling is that moon-based creature . . . engaging.' - The Times.
'I had very high expectations; the book exceeded them. Superb guide to the world and how to be wiser about it. Great storytelling. An inspiration.' - Tim Harford.
'. . . a light-hearted but data-rich book, calibrates our view of the world and explains how our cognitive processes can lead us astray.' - Steven Pinker. New Statesman, The Best Books of 2018.
Hans Rosling is a Swedish physician, professor of international health at Karolinska Institute and statistician Hans Rosling with his son Ola Rosling and daughter-in-law Anna Rosling Rönnlund.
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