Factfulness : ten reasons we're wrong about the world - and why things are better than you think
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Published
New York : Flatiron Books, 2018.
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
x, 342 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Status
Ashland Library
153.42 ROS
Medford Library Branch
153.42 ROS
Riverside Campus
BF441 .R67 F33 2018
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Book
Language
English
ISBN
1250107814, 9781250107817
UPC
99976204148

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General Note
Illustrations on lining papers.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-325) and index.
Description
"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 with his two long-time collaborators, Anna and Ola, offers a radical 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). Our problem is that we don't know what we don't know, and even our guesses are informed by unconscious and predictable biases. It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think. That doesn't mean there aren't real concerns. 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."--,Provided by publisher.
Awards
New York Times Bestsellers Nonfiction.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Rosling, H., & Rönnlund, A. R. (2018). Factfulness: ten reasons we're wrong about the world - and why things are better than you think. First edition. New York: Flatiron Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Rosling, Hans and Anna Rosling Rönnlund. 2018. Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think. New York: Flatiron Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Rosling, Hans and Anna Rosling Rönnlund, Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think. New York: Flatiron Books, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Rosling, Hans,, and Anna Rosling Rönnlund. Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think. First edition. New York: Flatiron Books, 2018. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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