Factfulness : ten reasons we're wrong about the world--and why things are better than you think
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Contributors
Published
New York : Flatiron Books, 2018.
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
x, 342 pages : illustrations, charts ; 22 cm
Status
Downtown Reno Library - Adult Nonfiction  1 available
302.12 ROSLIN 2018
Incline Village Library - Adult Nonfiction  1 available
302.12 ROSLIN 2018
Sierra View Library - Adult Nonfiction  1 available
302.12 ROSLIN 2018

Description

Loading Description...

Also in this Series

Checking series information...

Copies

LocationCall NumberStatus
Downtown Reno Library - Adult Nonfiction302.12 ROSLIN 2018On Shelf
Incline Village Library - Adult Nonfiction302.12 ROSLIN 2018On Shelf
Northwest Reno Library - Adult Nonfiction302.12 ROSLIN 2018Not For Loan
Northwest Reno Library - Adult Nonfiction302.12 ROSLIN 2018Not For Loan
Sierra View Library - Adult Nonfiction302.12 ROSLIN 2018On Shelf
Show All Copies

More Like This

Loading more titles like this title...

Other Editions and Formats

More Details

Format
Book
Language
English
ISBN
9781250107817, 1250107814

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
A Professor of International Health and popular global TED speaker and his son and daughter-in-law who co-founded the Gapminder Foundation, explain how the best guesses, thoughts and concepts we accept as fact are actually tempered and informed by unconscious and predictable biases.
Description
When asked simple questions about global trendswhat percentage of the worlds population live in poverty; why the worlds population is increasing; how many girls finish schoolwe systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess teachers, journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers. In Factfulness, Professor of International Health and global TED phenomenon Hans Rosling, together with his two long-time collaborators, Anna and Ola, offers a radical new explanation of why this happens. They reveal the ten instincts that distort our perspectivefrom 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).

Reviews from GoodReads

Loading GoodReads Reviews.

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

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

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Rosling, Hans, Ola, Rosling 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 (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Rosling, Hans, Ola, Rosling 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, 9th Edition (style guide)

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

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

Staff View

Loading Staff View.