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The Resource Factfulness : ten reasons we're wrong about the world-- and why things are better than you think, Hans Rosling ; with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund

Factfulness : ten reasons we're wrong about the world-- and why things are better than you think, Hans Rosling ; with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund

Label
Factfulness : ten reasons we're wrong about the world-- and why things are better than you think
Title
Factfulness
Title remainder
ten reasons we're wrong about the world-- and why things are better than you think
Statement of responsibility
Hans Rosling ; with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rosling, Hans
Dewey number
302.12
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1975-
  • 1975-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rosling, Ola
  • Rönnlund, Anna Rosling
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prejudices
  • Information literacy
  • Social perception
  • Social indicators
  • Quality of life
  • Quality of life
  • Critical thinking
Label
Factfulness : ten reasons we're wrong about the world-- and why things are better than you think, Hans Rosling ; with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Colour illustrations, charts, map on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: ch. One The Gap Instinct -- ch. Two The Negativity Instinct -- ch. Three The Straight Line Instinct -- ch. Four The Fear Instinct -- ch. Five The Size Instinct -- ch. Six The Generalization Instinct -- ch. Seven The Destiny Instinct -- ch. Eight The Single Perspective Instinct -- ch. Nine The Blame Instinct -- ch. Ten The Urgency Instinct -- ch. Eleven Factfulness in Practice
Control code
000062136898
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 342 pages
Isbn
9781473637467
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)972867008
Label
Factfulness : ten reasons we're wrong about the world-- and why things are better than you think, Hans Rosling ; with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund
Publication
Copyright
Note
Colour illustrations, charts, map on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: ch. One The Gap Instinct -- ch. Two The Negativity Instinct -- ch. Three The Straight Line Instinct -- ch. Four The Fear Instinct -- ch. Five The Size Instinct -- ch. Six The Generalization Instinct -- ch. Seven The Destiny Instinct -- ch. Eight The Single Perspective Instinct -- ch. Nine The Blame Instinct -- ch. Ten The Urgency Instinct -- ch. Eleven Factfulness in Practice
Control code
000062136898
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 342 pages
Isbn
9781473637467
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)972867008

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