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How to Make the World Add Up: Ten Rules for Thinking Differently About Numbers

How to Make the World Add Up: Ten Rules for Thinking Differently About Numbers (Hardback)

By Harford, Tim

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Statistics are just a way of dressing up lies to give them authority - right? This is the view that we have come dangerously close to accepting as the norm, not least thanks to the landmark book How to Lie with Statistics, but also the efforts of many politicians and businesspeop...le since. But is it true? And if not, how dangerous is it to think it's true? In this book, numbers, economics and ideas guru Tim Harford takes a deep dive into the world of statistics, showing us not just how stats are developed and perceived but also how their power and influence is changing. From art forgery to fake news and big data to dangerous political narratives, this extraordinary book relays the stories behind our understanding of what numbers mean, and shows why using them properly can give us unparalleled insight into every area of life.
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ISBN 9781408712245
Released NZ 24 Nov 2020
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781408712245
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint Little, Brown
Released 24 Nov 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
 › 2 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Harford, Tim
Category Economics
Economic Statistics
Science
Mathematics
Probability & Statistics
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 154mm
Height: 238mm
Spine: 34mm
Dewey Code 519.5
Weight 620g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Statistics
NBS Text Economics: Professional & General
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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