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Head in the Cloud
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: William Poundstone
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-07-19 - Publisher: Hachette UK

The real-world value of knowledge in the mobile-device age. More people know who Khloe Kardashian is than who Rene Descartes was. Most can't find Delaware on a map, correctly spell the word occurrence, or name the largest ocean on the planet. But how important is it to fill our heads
Fake News, Bias, and Media Literacy
Language: en
Pages: 104
Authors: Jennifer Lombardo
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-15 - Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

Although news outlets are meant to be impartial, they have never been perfectly unbiased. After the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the term "fake news" became part of everyday vocabulary, adding to the public's mistrust of the media. In today's society, learning how to cultivate media literacy by spotting unreliable sources
The Efficiency Paradox
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Edward Tenner
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-04-17 - Publisher: Vintage

A bold challenge to our obsession with efficiency—and a new understanding of how to benefit from the powerful potential of serendipity. Algorithms, multitasking, the sharing economy, life hacks: our culture can't get enough of efficiency. One of the great promises of the Internet and big data revolutions is the idea
The Doomsday Calculation
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: William Poundstone
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-06-04 - Publisher: Hachette UK

From the author of Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?, a fascinating look at how an equation that foretells the future is transforming everything we know about life, business, and the universe. In the 18th century, the British minister and mathematician Thomas Bayes devised a theorem that allowed
How to Think Like Shakespeare
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Scott Newstok
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08-31 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

"This book offers a short, spirited defense of rhetoric and the liberal arts as catalysts for precision, invention, and empathy in today's world. The author, a professor of Shakespeare studies at a liberal arts college and a parent of school-age children, argues that high-stakes testing and a culture of assessment