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1408712660
Book:The next fifty things that made the modern economy; Tim Harford:2020 Book The next fifty things that made the modern economy; Tim Harford
The next fifty things that made the modern economy; Tim Harford
Author: Harford, Tim
Year: 2020
Language: English
Type: Book
Class Number: 338.064
Publisher: The Bridge Street Press, 2020
Physical or Electronic: Physical
ISBN: 9781408712665
Notes:
Here Harford brings us an array of remarkable, memorable, curious, and often unexpected 'things' - inventions that have significantly moved the needle on our journey to the complex world economy we live in today. From the brick, blockchain, and the bicycle to fire, the factory and fundraising, and from Solar PV and the pencil to the postage stamp, this enlightening collection resonates, fascinates, and stimulates.
Extent: 344 pages, 24 cm, hbk
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0349141142
Book:Messy, how to be creative and resilient in a tidy-minded world:2017 Book
Author: Harford, Tim
Year: 2017
Language: English
Type: Book
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Abacus
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: 2016 The urge to tidiness seems to be rooted deep in the human psyche. Many of us feel threatened by anything that is vague, unplanned, scattered around or hard to describe. We find comfort in having a script to rely on, a system to follow, in being able to categorise and file away. We all benefit from tidy organisation - up to a point. Tim Harford reveals how qualities we value more than ever - responsiveness, resilience and creativity - simply cannot be disentangled from the messy soil that produces them.
327 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1408709112
Book:Fifty things that made the modern economy:2017 Book
Author: Harford, Tim
Year: 2017
Language: English
Type: Book
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Little, Brown
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Who thought up paper money? How did the contraceptive pill change the face of the legal profession? Why was the horse collar as important for human progress as the steam engine? How did the humble spreadsheet turn the world of finance upside-down? The world economy defies comprehension. A continuously-changing system of immense complexity, it offers over ten billion distinct products and services, doubles in size every fifteen years, and links almost every one of the planet's seven billion people. It delivers astonishing luxury to hundreds of millions. It also leaves hundreds of millions behind, puts tremendous strains on the ecosystem, and has an alarming habit of stalling. Nobody is in charge of it. Indeed, no individual understands more than a fraction of what's going on.
343 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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0349121516
Book:Adapt, why success always starts with failure:2012 Book
Author: Harford, Tim
Year: 2012
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Abacus
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: London: Little, Brown, 2011 Everything we know about solving the world's problems is wrong. In this new book, Tim Harford shows how the world's most complex and important problems - including terrorism, climate change, poverty, innovation, and the financial crisis - can only be solved from the bottom up by rapid experimenting and adapting.
309 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0349143862
Book:How to make the world add up, ten rules for thinking differently about numbers:2021 Book
Author: Harford, Tim
Year: 2021
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: The Bridge Street Press
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: When was the last time you read a grand statement, accompanied by a large number, and wondered whether it could really be true? Statistics are vital in helping us tell stories - we see them in the papers, on social media, and we hear them used in everyday conversation - and yet we doubt them more than ever. But numbers - in the right hands - have the power to change the world for the better. Contrary to popular belief, good statistics are not a trick, although they are a kind of magic. 'In How to Make the World Add Up', Tim Harford draws on his experience as both an economist and presenter of the BBC's radio show 'More or Less'. He takes us deep into the world of disinformation and obfuscation, bad research and misplaced motivation to find those priceless jewels of data and analysis that make communicating with numbers worthwhile.
352 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Book:The Undercover Economist:2006 Book
Author: Harford, Tim
Year: 2006
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Little Brown
Physical or Electronic: Physical
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