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Factfulness
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

Factfulness

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “One of the most important books I’ve ever read—an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” – Bill Gates “Hans Rosling tells the story of ‘the secret silent miracle of human progress’ as only he can. But Factfulness does much more than that. It also explains why progress is so often secret and silent and teaches readers how to see it clearly.” —Melinda Gates "Factfulness by Hans Rosling, an outstanding international public health expert, is a hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases." - Former U.S. President Barack Obama Factfulness: The stress-reducing hab...

Factfulness
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 352

Factfulness

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018-04-03
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  • Publisher: Unknown

“One of the most important books I’ve ever read—an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” – Bill Gates “Hans Rosling tells thestory of ‘the secret silent miracle of human progress’ as only he can. But Factfulness does much more than that. It also explains why progress is so often secret and silent and teaches readershow to see it clearly.” —Melinda Gates Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends—what percentage of the world’s population live in poverty; why the world’s population is increasing; how many girls finish school—we system...

Factfulness
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 352

Factfulness

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018-04-03
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  • Publisher: Hachette UK

'One of the most important books I've ever read - an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.' BILL GATES 'Hans Rosling tells the story of "the secret silent miracle of human progress" as only he can. But Factfulness does much more than that. It also explains why progress is so often secret and silent and teaches readers how to see it clearly.' MELINDA GATES Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. 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...

Enlightenment Now
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 576

Enlightenment Now

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018 ONE OF THE ECONOMIST'S BOOKS OF THE YEAR AND A PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT "My new favorite book of all time." --Bill Gates If you think the world is coming to an end, think again: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science. Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? In this elegant assessment of the human condition in the third millennium, cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, which...

Global Health
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 326

Global Health

The overall aim of the book is to help readers to acquire an evidence-based understanding of global health.

Origin Story
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 368

Origin Story

"I have long been a fan of David Christian. In Origin Story, he elegantly weaves evidence and insights from many scientific and historical disciplines into a single, accessible historical narrative." --Bill Gates A captivating history of the universe -- from before the dawn of time through the far reaches of the distant future. Most historians study the smallest slivers of time, emphasizing specific dates, individuals, and documents. But what would it look like to study the whole of history, from the big bang through the present day -- and even into the remote future? How would looking at the full span of time change the way we perceive the universe, the earth, and our very existence? These ...

Three Little Lies
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 352

Three Little Lies

When Sasha disappears, Ellen fears the worst. Then long-buried secrets resurface, Ellen realizes she may not know Sasha -- or what she's capable of -- at all. 2005: 17 year old Ellen falls under the spell of glamorous newcomer, Sasha. As Ellen is welcomed into Sasha's family, she doesn't see the darkness that lies beneath their musical, bohemian lifestyle. At a New Year's Eve party, events come to a dramatic head, resulting in a court case (in which Ellen is a key witness) that means family life at the Corner House will never be the same again. 2018: Now 30, Ellen and Sasha are still entwined in each other's lives and sharing a flat in London. When Sasha disappears, Ellen fears the worst. She has gone missing like this before and the police won't take it seriously, but long-buried events in their shared past mean that Ellen has good reason to be frightened - not only for Sasha, but also for herself. Finding out the truth about what really happened on New Year's Eve twelve years ago puts Ellen in terrible danger, and forces her to confront not only the past, but how well she really knows her best friend.

From Poverty to Power
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 522

From Poverty to Power

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2008
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  • Publisher: Oxfam

Offers a look at the causes and effects of poverty and inequality, as well as the possible solutions. This title features research, human stories, statistics, and compelling arguments. It discusses about the world we live in and how we can make it a better place.

Summary of Factfulness by Hans Rosling, Anna Rosling R
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 60

Summary of Factfulness by Hans Rosling, Anna Rosling R

Concise Reading offers an in-depth and comprehensive encapsulation of "Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think"by Hans Rosling , Anna Rosling Rönnlund and Ola Rosling, INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. This summary helps you to save time and money while taking in the essence and wisdom of the original book; and also provides contemplative discussions that will allow you to appreciate the book even more. This companion book contains many tantalizing sections including:* Book Summary* Background Information About The Author* Discussion QuestionsAnd much more!Get your copy and start reading immediately!*Note: This is an unofficial companion book of "Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think".-It is designed to enrich your reading experience and NOT the original book.

Energy and Civilization
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 568

Energy and Civilization

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-05-12
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  • Publisher: MIT Press

"I wait for new Smil books the way some people wait for the next 'Star Wars' movie. In his latest book, Energy and Civilization: A History, he goes deep and broad to explain how innovations in humans' ability to turn energy into heat, light, and motion have been a driving force behind our cultural and economic progress over the past 10,000 years. -- Bill Gates, Gates Notes, Best Books of the Year Energy is the only universal currency; it is necessary for getting anything done. The conversion of energy on Earth ranges from terra-forming forces of plate tectonics to cumulative erosive effects of raindrops. Life on Earth depends on the photosynthetic conversion of solar energy into plant biomas...