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A Survival Guide to the Misinformation Age: Scientific Habits of Mind
 

A Survival Guide to the Misinformation Age: Scientific Habits of Mind (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Helfand, David

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We live in the Information Age, with billions of bytes of data just two swipes away. Yet how much of this is mis- or even disinformation? A lot of it is, and your search engine can't tell the difference. As a result, an avalanche of misinformation threatens to overwhelm the disco...urse we so desperately need to address complex social problems such as climate change, the food and water crises, biodiversity collapse, and emerging threats to public health. This book provides an inoculation against the misinformation epidemic by cultivating scientific habits of mind. Anyone can do it-indeed, everyone must do it if our species is to survive on this crowded and finite planet. This survival guide supplies an essential set of apps for the prefrontal cortex while making science both accessible and entertaining. It will dissolve your fear of numbers, demystify graphs, and elucidate the key concepts of probability, all while celebrating the precise use of language and logic. David Helfand, one of our nation's leading astronomers and science educators, has taught scientific habits of mind to generations in the classroom, where he continues to wage a provocative battle against sloppy thinking and the encroachment of misinformation.
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ISBN 9780231168731
Released NZ 15 Aug 2017
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Language English (translated from: English)
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ISBN-13 9780231168731
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Imprint Columbia University Press
Released 15 Aug 2017
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Language English
Translated from English
Author(s) By Helfand, David
Category Award Winning
Science
Education
Applied Mathematics
Science: General Issues
Philosophy Of Science
Physics
Global Warming
Number of Pages 344
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 194mm
Dewey Code 501
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Information literacy, Science - Methodology, Errors, Scientific, Statistics - Methodology, Missing observations (Statistics)
NBS Text Science: General & Reference
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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