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The Truth Detective: How make sense of the world - with the help of numbers!
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The Truth Detective: How make sense of the world - with the help of numbers! (Paperback)

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Synopsis

Uncover truth, live smarter and see the world like never before.



Numbers have escaped from maths class and they're everywhere! They are splashed across papers, building on social media, and overheard in everyday conversation - and in an era of fake news, we distrust them. But numbers can help us understand the world around us and - in the right hands -have the power to change things for the better.



In the TRUTH DETECTIVE, Tim Harford takes us on a journey deep into the world of fake news, forgery and dodgy data. We meet heroic truth detectives such as Florence Nightingale, wicked fraudsters and Gulross- the pooping cow that beats professional bankers at their own game. We see dinosaurs facing off double decker buses and ten-pound notes stacked so high the reach the moon.



Along the way, we learn how to think critically, curiously and confidently about what we believe. Because the tricks and tips that we need to think clearly about numbers aren't special mathematical techniques. They're all about having the right attitude, asking the right questions, keeping your cool and not being fooled. And if used wisely, they can help us uncover truth, live smarter and see the world like never before.

Children'sEducational materialEducational: Citizenship & social educationChildren'sEducational materialEducational: Mathematics & numeracy Publisher: Hachette Children's Group Publication Date: 16/03/2023 ISBN-13: 9781526364579  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Tim Harford is the author of nine books, including The Undercover Economist and How To Make The World Add Up, which was a Sunday Times number 1 Business Book Bestseller. Tim is the writer and presenter of the Cautionary Tales podcast, starring Helena Bonham Carter and Jeffrey Wright, which has already reached 10 million downloads. He is also the presenter of the BBC Radio shows More or Less, Fifty Things That Made The Modern Economy and How To Vaccinate The World - where his guests included Anthony Fauci and Bill Gates. Tim's TED talks have been viewed more than 11 million times and he has spoken at the Royal Institution and the Sydney Opera House. He is a member of Nuffield College, Oxford, an honorary fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, and in 2019 was made an OBE "for services to improving economic understanding". Tim's children are aged 16, 14 and 9.

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