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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

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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
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Hans Rosling with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund
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eng
Summary
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
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RECBC
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Rosling, Hans
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other
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Narrated by Richard Harries
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  • 1975-
  • 1975-
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  • Rosling, Ola
  • Rönnlund, Anna Rosling
  • Harries, Richard
  • Recorded Books, Inc
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  • Critical thinking
  • Prejudices
  • Information literacy
  • Reality
  • Stress management
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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
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Publication
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  • Unabridged
  • Compact disc
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digital storage
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audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
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rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
7 sound discs (8.75 hr.)
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not applicable
Isbn
9781501920257
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mass produced
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plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
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digital
Publisher number
C04345
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
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1.4m. per second (discs)
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  • (OCoLC)1030003761
  • (OCoLC)on1030003761
  • 952712
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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
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
7 sound discs (8.75 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781501920257
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
C04345
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1030003761
  • (OCoLC)on1030003761
  • 952712
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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