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
Statement of responsibility
Hans Rosling, with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund
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Subject
Language
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rosling, Hans
Dewey number
155.9/042
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA 785 .R673 2018
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
  • Critical thinking
  • Prejudices
  • Information literacy
  • Reality
  • Stress management
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
Note
Illustrations on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-325) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The gap instinct -- The negativity instinct -- The straight line instinct -- The fear instinct -- The size instinct -- The generalization instinct -- The destiny instinct -- The single perspective instinct -- The blame instinct -- The urgency instinct -- Factfulness in practice -- Factfulness rules of thumb -- Appendix: How did your country do?
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
x, 342 pages
Isbn
9781250107817
Lccn
2018000167
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1029003350
  • (OCoLC)on1029003350
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
Illustrations on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-325) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The gap instinct -- The negativity instinct -- The straight line instinct -- The fear instinct -- The size instinct -- The generalization instinct -- The destiny instinct -- The single perspective instinct -- The blame instinct -- The urgency instinct -- Factfulness in practice -- Factfulness rules of thumb -- Appendix: How did your country do?
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
x, 342 pages
Isbn
9781250107817
Lccn
2018000167
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1029003350
  • (OCoLC)on1029003350

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