Factfulness [sound recording CD] : ten reasons we're wrong about the world--and why things are better than you think
Title
Factfulness [sound recording CD] : ten reasons we're wrong about the world--and why things are better than you think

Author
Rosling, Hans, author.

ISBN
9781501920257

Physical Description
7 audio discs (8.75 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.

General Note
Unabridged CD.
 
Compact discs.

Abstract
When asked simple questions about global trends -- what percentage of the world's population live in poverty; why the world's population is increasing; how many girls finish school -- we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess teachers, journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers. Professor and TED presenter Hans Rosling, together with his two long-time collaborators, Anna and Ola, offers a radical explanation of why this happens. They reveal the ten instincts that distort our perspective, from our tendency to divide the world into two camps (usually some version of us and them) to the way we consume media (where fear rules) to how we perceive progress (believing that most things are getting worse). Our problem is that we don't know what we don't know, and even our guesses are informed by unconscious and predictable biases. It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think. That doesn't mean there aren't real concerns. But when we worry about everything all the time instead of embracing a worldview based on facts, we can lose our ability to focus on the things that threaten us most.

Subject
Critical thinking -- Compact discs.
 
Prejudices -- Compact discs.
 
Information literacy -- Compact discs.
 
Reality -- Compact discs.
 
Stress management -- Compact discs.
 
Audiobooks (Compact discs)

Added Author
Rosling, Ola, 1975-
 
Rönnlund, Anna Rosling, 1975-
 
Harries, Richard.

Added Corporate Author
Recorded Books, Inc.


LibraryCollectionMaterial TypeCall NumberStatus
Hurricane BranchCompact Disc - Non FictionCompact Disk - Non Fiction(CD) 155.9042 RoslingChecked In
St. George BranchCompact Disc - Non FictionCompact Disk - Non Fiction(CD) 155.9042 RoslingChecked In