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Uncommon Knowledge: Extraordinary Things That Few People Know

Tom Standage



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01 December 2019
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The world can be an amazing place if you know the right questions to ask:

How did carrots become orange? What's stopping us from having a four-day week? How can we remove all the broken bits of satellite from orbit? If everything is so terrible, why is the global suicide rate falling?

The keen minds of the Economist love to look beyond everyday appearances to find out what really makes things tick. In this latest collection of The Economist Explains, they have gathered together the juiciest fruits of their never-ending quest for answers. For an uncommonly interesting read, take a peek at some Uncommon Knowledge - and pass it on! The world only gets more amazing when discoveries are shared.
By:   Tom Standage
Imprint:   Profile
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 19mm
Weight:   266g
ISBN:   9781788163323
ISBN 10:   178816332X
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   01 December 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Tom Standage is Deputy Editor of The Economist. He is author of several books, including Seriously Curious, 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.

Reviews for Uncommon Knowledge: Extraordinary Things That Few People Know

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

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