Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think (Hardback)Hans Rosling (author)
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'One of the most important books I've ever read - an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.' - Bill Gates
When asked simple questions about global trends - why the world's population is increasing; how many young women go to school; how many of us live in poverty - we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers.
In Factfulness, Professor of International Health Hans Rosling - together with his two long-time collaborators Anna and Ola - offers a radical new explanation of why this happens, and reveals the ten instincts that distort our perspective.
It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think. 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.
Inspiring and revelatory, filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories, Factfulness is an urgent and essential book that will change the way you see the world.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 360 g
Dimensions: 202 x 134 x 32 mm
'Wonderful.' - The Financial Times
‘Factfulness is a fabulous read, succinct and lively. It asks why so many people — including Nobel laureates and medical researchers — get the numbers so wrong on pressing issues such as poverty, pandemics and climate change… a just tribute to this book and the man would be a global day of celebration for facts about our world.’ - Jim O’Neill, Nature
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