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            Numbers Don't Lie: 71 Things You Need to Know About the World
             

            Numbers Don't Lie: 71 Things You Need to Know About the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Smil, Vaclav

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            • Pub Date
              1 Dec 20

            'There is no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil' Bill Gates Is flying dangerous? How much do the world's cows weigh? And what makes people happy? From earth's nations and inhabitants, through the fuels and foods that energize them, to the transportation an...d inventions of our modern world - and how all of this affects the planet itself - in Numbers Don't Lie, Professor Vaclav Smil takes us on a fact-finding adventure, using surprising statistics and illuminating graphs to challenge lazy thinking. Packed with 'well-I-never-knew-that' information and with fascinating and unusual examples throughout, we see how it is too soon to judge shale gas, that vaccination yields the best return on investment, and why electric cars aren't as great as we think (yet). There's a wonderful mix of science, history and wit, all in bite-sized chapters on a broad range of topics. Should you trust unemployment figures? Is China's rise unstoppable? And what's worse for the environment: your car or mobile phone? Unclouded by pessimism or optimism and unafraid of big questions, Smil explains why calls for the Anthropocene era may be premature but why the Paris Agreement does not go far enough. These issues are not straightforward and progress takes longer than you think, but with Smil as our authoritative and entertaining guide we get a healthy shot of realism. Urgent and essential, Numbers Don't Lie is a powerful rallying cry for interrogating what you take to be true in these significant times. Smil is on a mission to make facts matter, because after all, numbers may not lie, but which truth do they convey? 'He is rigorously numeric, using data to illuminate every topic he writes about. The word polymath was invented to describe people like him' Bill Gates 'Important' Mark Zuckerberg, on Energy 'One of the world's foremost thinkers on development history and a master of statistical analysis . . . The nerd's nerd' Guardian 'There is perhaps no other academic who paint
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            ISBN 9780241454428
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Calling Bullshit: The Art of Scepticism in a Data-Driven World

            Calling Bullshit: The Art of Scepticism in a Data-Driven World (Hardback)

            By West, Jevin D.; Bergstrom, Carl T.

            • RRP: $48.00
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            The world is awash in bullshit, and we're drowning in it. Politicians are unconstrained by facts. Science is conducted by press release. Startup culture elevates bullshit to high art. These days, calling bullshit is a noble act. Based on their popular, eponymous, course at the Un...iversity of Washington, professors Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West catalogue bullshit in its many forms, explaining where bullshit arose in our evolutionary past and why it is ubiquitous today. Calling Bullshit offers readers the tools to see through the obfuscations, deliberate and careless, that dominate every realm of our lives. In this lively guide Bergstrom, a computational biologist, and West, a statistician, teach us that calling bullshit is crucial to a properly functioning social group, whether it be a circle of friends, a community of academics, or the citizenry of a nation. Bergstrom and West will help you recognize bullshit whenever and wherever you encounter it -- even within yourself -- and explain it to your crystal-loving aunt or casually racist grandfather. Calling Bullshit is a modern handbook to the art of scepticism.
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            ISBN 9780241327234
            Released NZ 20 Oct 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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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

            • RRP: $60.00
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            Using his trademark narrative skills, Tim Harford takes us deep into the world of statistics and shows how important and powerful they can be

            ISBN 9781408712245
            Released NZ 24 Nov 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Numb and Number: How to Avoid Being Mystified by the Mathematics of Modern Life
             

            Numb and Number: How to Avoid Being Mystified by the Mathematics of Modern Life (Hardback, Main)

            By Hartston, William

            • RRP: $32.99
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            • Pub Date
              5 Jan 21

            An entertaining exploration of the misuse of mathematics in our everyday lives that shows how we can combat the rising tide of misinformation.

            ISBN 9781838950842
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2021
            Publisher Atlantic Books
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Numbers Don't Lie: 71 Things You Need to Know About the World

            Numbers Don't Lie: 71 Things You Need to Know About the World (Hardback)

            By Smil, Vaclav

            • RRP: $48.00
            • $36.00
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            'There is no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil' Bill Gates Is flying dangerous? How much do the world's cows weigh?And what makes people happy? From earth's nations and inhabitants, through the fuels and foods that energize them, to the transportation and... inventions of our modern world - and how all of this affects the planet itself - in Numbers Don't Lie, Professor Vaclav Smil takes us on a fact-finding adventure, using surprising statistics and illuminating graphs to challenge lazy thinking. Packed with 'well-I-never-knew-that' information and with fascinating and unusual examples throughout, we find out how many people it took to build the Great Pyramid, that vaccination yields the best return on investment, and why electric cars aren't as great as we think (yet). There's a wonderful mix of science, history and wit, all in bite-sized chapters on a broad range of topics. Urgent and essential, Numbers Don't Lie inspires readers to interrogate what they take to be true in these significant times. Smil is on a mission to make facts matter, because after all, numbers may not lie, but which truth do they convey? 'He is rigorously numeric, using data to illuminate every topic he writes about. The word polymath was invented to describe people like him' Bill Gates 'Important' Mark Zuckerberg, on Energy 'One of the world's foremost thinkers on development history and a master of statistical analysis . . . The nerd's nerd' Guardian 'There is perhaps no other academic who paints pictures with numbers like Smil' Guardian 'In a world of specialized intellectuals, Smil is an ambitious and astonishing polymath who swings for fences . . . They're among the most data-heavy books you'll find, with a remarkable way of framing basic facts' Wired 'Vaclav Smil has led a 30-year career of interdisciplinary contrarianism, writing hundreds of scientific articles and dozens of books attacking sacred cows of Western environmental and geopolitical thought' Foreign Po
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            ISBN 9780241454411
            Released NZ 30 Oct 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter about Visual Information

            How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter about Visual Information (Hardback)

            By Cairo, Alberto

            • RRP: $46.99
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            A leading data visualization expert explores the negative--and positive--influences that charts have on our perception of truth.

            ISBN 9781324001560
            Released NZ 5 Nov 2019
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Topics in Percolative and Disordered Systems
             

            Topics in Percolative and Disordered Systems (Hardback)

            Edited by Ramirez, Alejandro F.; Ben Arous, Gerard; Ferrari, Pablo A.; Newman, Charles M.; Sidoravicius, Vladas

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            Topics include developments based on breakthroughs in the mathematical understanding of phenomena describing systems in highly inhomogeneous and disordered media, including the KPZ universality class (describing the evolution of interfaces in two dimensions), random walks in rand...om environment and percolative systems.
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            ISBN 9781493903382
            Released NZ 17 Jun 2014
            Publisher Springer New York
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Springer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics
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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 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Harford, Tim

            • RRP: $37.99
            • $29.63
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            Using his trademark narrative skills, Tim Harford takes us deep into the world of statistics and shows how important and powerful they can be

            ISBN 9781408712238
            Released NZ 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Availability
            17 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            Calling Bullshit: The Art of Scepticism in a Data-Driven World

            Calling Bullshit: The Art of Scepticism in a Data-Driven World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By West, Jevin D.; Bergstrom, Carl T.

            • RRP: $37.00
            • $27.75
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            The world is awash in bullshit, and we're drowning in it. Politicians are unconstrained by facts. Science is conducted by press release. Startup culture elevates bullshit to high art. These days, calling bullshit is a noble act. Based on their popular, eponymous, course at the Un...iversity of Washington, professors Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West catalogue bullshit in its many forms, explaining where bullshit arose in our evolutionary past and why it is ubiquitous today. Calling Bullshit offers readers the tools to see through the obfuscations, deliberate and careless, that dominate every realm of our lives. In this lively guide Bergstrom, a computational biologist, and West, a statistician, teach us that calling bullshit is crucial to a properly functioning social group, whether it be a circle of friends, a community of academics, or the citizenry of a nation.
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            ISBN 9780241438107
            Released NZ 20 Oct 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            874 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            The Maths Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

            The Maths Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Parker, Matt

            • RRP: $48.00
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            Discover more than 85 of the most important mathematical ideas, theorems, and proofs ever devised, and the great minds behind them, with this original, graphic-led book. Applying the Big Ideas series' trademark combination of authoritative, accessible text and bold graphics to ch...art the development of maths through history, the book explores and explains subjects that range from ancient mathematical ideas and inventions, such as prehistoric tally bones and Sumerian multiplication tables, through to the developments in mathematics during medieval and Renaissance Europe, to the rise of game and group theory more recently Tracing maths through the scientific revolution to its 21st-century use in computers, the internet, and AI, The Maths Book uses an innovative graphic-led approach to make the subject accessible to everyone.
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            ISBN 9780241350362
            Released NZ 3 Sep 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series Big Ideas
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