The Resource Panicology: : Two Statisticians Explain What's Worth Worrying About (and What's Not) in the 21st Century, (electronic resource)

Panicology: : Two Statisticians Explain What's Worth Worrying About (and What's Not) in the 21st Century, (electronic resource)

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Panicology: : Two Statisticians Explain What's Worth Worrying About (and What's Not) in the 21st Century
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Panicology:
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Two Statisticians Explain What's Worth Worrying About (and What's Not) in the 21st Century
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eng
Summary
Are you afraid you might succumb to bird flu? Worried that a life of poverty awaits you in old age? Concerned that you might not be having as much sex as the French? Anxious that our planet is under threat from climate change or a collision with an asteroid? If any, or all, of these things worry you, you're not alone. Anxiety is a part of modern life. But why? We're living longer, safer, and healthier lives than at any time in human history. So what is there to worry about? In this witty and revealing book, Simon Briscoe and Hugh Aldersey-Williams strip away the hysteria that surrounds over forty of today's most common scare stories, from overpopulation and murder rates to fish shortages and obesity levels, and show the extraordinary extent to which statistics are manipulated or misrepresented by vested interests and the media, eager to exploit our fears. And most importantly they offer a toolkit for skepticism - ways of helping readers sort out what really is worth panicking about from the stuff that really isn't
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Midwest
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Aldersey-Williams, Hugh
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  • 301.072/7
  • 301.0727
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Briscoe, Simon
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  • Psychology
  • Skepticism
  • Fraud
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Panicology: : Two Statisticians Explain What's Worth Worrying About (and What's Not) in the 21st Century, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11832830
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MWT11832830
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1 online resource
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  • online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11832830
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11832830
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Panicology: : Two Statisticians Explain What's Worth Worrying About (and What's Not) in the 21st Century, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11832830
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11832830
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11832830
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11832830
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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