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Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think
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Hans Rosling Ola Rosling
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Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think

Hans Rosling Ola Rosling Anna Rosling Ronnlund


9781473637498

Sceptre


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352 pages

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Endorsed by Barack Obama, Bill and Melinda Gates and Tom Harford, and Longlisted for the 2018 Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year

Timely, short and essential, Factfulness reveals the power of facts in a post-truth world, by late international sensation Hans Rosling ('a true inspiration' - Bill Gates) and his long-term collaborators Ola and Anna.

The international bestseller by legendary statisticians Hans, Ola and Anna Rosling: 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, and make you realise things are better than you thought.

By:   Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Ronnlund
Imprint:   Sceptre
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   255g
ISBN:   9781473637498
ISBN 10:   147363749X
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   April 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Hans Rosling was a medical doctor, professor of international health and renowned public educator. He was an adviser to the World Health Organization and UNICEF, and co-founded Medecins sans Frontieres in Sweden and the Gapminder Foundation. His TED talks have been viewed more than 35 million times, and he was listed as one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world. Hans died in 2017, having devoted the last years of his life to writing this book. Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Ronnlund, Hans's son and daughter-in-law, were co-founders of the Gapminder Foundation, and Ola its director from 2005 to 2007 and from 2010 to the present day. After Google acquired the bubble-chart tool called Trendalyzer, invented and designed by Anna and Ola, Ola became head of Google's Public Data Team and Anna the team's senior user experience (UX) designer. They have both received international awards for their work.


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 * One of the most important books I've ever read-an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world. * BILL GATES * Three minutes with Hans Rosling will change your mind about the world * Nature *

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