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
Title variation
Factfulness
Title variation remainder
ten reasons were wrong about the world--and why things are better than you think
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
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. 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 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."--Amazon.com
Summary
Inspiring and revelatory, this is a book of stories by a late legend, for anyone who wants to really understand the world. It is based on a lifetime trying to teach a fact-based worldview, and of listening to how people misinterpret and overdramatize the facts even when they are right there in front of them. Written by Hans Rosling as he approached death, it features surprising, shocking, funny and poignant stories from Hans' life - from his difficult childhood in Sweden, through his work in Mozambique as a junior doctor, to his later work wowing audiences of millions around the world
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10658269
Cataloging source
DAD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rosling, Hans
Dewey number
302/.12
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
Index
index present
LC call number
HN25
LC item number
.R64 2018
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • statistics
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  • Rosling, Ola
  • Rönnlund, Anna Rosling
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True
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  • Social perception
  • Social indicators
  • Quality of life
  • Quality of life
  • Critical thinking
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
ten reasons we're wrong about the world--and why things are better than you think
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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1029003350
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 342 pages
Isbn
9781250107817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, charts
System control number
(OCoLC)1029003350
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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
on1029003350
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 342 pages
Isbn
9781250107817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, charts
System control number
(OCoLC)1029003350

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