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Seriously Curious: The Facts and Figures That Turn Your World Upside Down
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Tom Standage
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Seriously Curious: The Facts and Figures That Turn Your World Upside Down

Tom Standage


9781788161367

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Some questions you never think to ask. Others, you didn't know you didn't know. And some facts are so surprising they cry out for answers.

What can a president actually do? Why do cities sink into the ground? Why is Australia seemingly invulnerable to recessions? Why do people in couples do more housework than singletons?

The brilliant minds of the Economist collect these questions. Individually, they might seem bite-sized and inconsequential, but taken together they can reveal a whole new world.

By:   Tom Standage
Imprint:   Profile
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 195mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   255g
ISBN:   9781788161367
ISBN 10:   178816136X
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   December 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Tom Standage is Deputy Editor of The Economist. He is author of several books, including Go Figure, Writing on the Wall: Social Media - The First 2,000 Years and The Victorian Internet. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Daily Telegraph, Guardian and Wired.


For Go Figure: Books like this make you wary of ever guessing the answer to anything -- Mark Mason * The Daily Mail *

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