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The Resource The hidden half : the unseen forces that influence everything, Michael Blastland

The hidden half : the unseen forces that influence everything, Michael Blastland

Label
The hidden half : the unseen forces that influence everything
Title
The hidden half
Title remainder
the unseen forces that influence everything
Statement of responsibility
Michael Blastland
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why does one smoker die of lung cancer but another live to 100? The answer is 'The Hidden Half' - those random, unknowable variables that mess up our attempts to comprehend the world. We humans are very clever creatures - but we're idiots about how clever we really are. In this entertaining and ingenious book, Blastland reveals how in our quest to make the world more understandable, we lose sight of how unexplainable it often is. The result - from GDP figures to medicine - is that experts know a lot less than they think. Filled with compelling stories from economics, genetics, business, and science, The Hidden Half is a warning that an explanation which works in one arena may not work in another. Entertaining and provocative, it will change how you view the world
Cataloging source
AU@
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Blastland, Michael
Dewey number
121
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Curiosities and wonders
  • Popular culture
Target audience
adult
Label
The hidden half : the unseen forces that influence everything, Michael Blastland
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1155919262
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781786496393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1155919262
Label
The hidden half : the unseen forces that influence everything, Michael Blastland
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1155919262
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781786496393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1155919262

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