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The Resource Head in the cloud : dispatches from a post-fact world, William Poundstone

Head in the cloud : dispatches from a post-fact world, William Poundstone

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Head in the cloud : dispatches from a post-fact world
Title
Head in the cloud
Title remainder
dispatches from a post-fact world
Statement of responsibility
William Poundstone
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What's the point of knowing anything when facts are so easy to look up? Just reach for your computer, tablet or mobile and ask the sky. We're living in the golden age of rational ignorance where more people know who Khloe Kardashian is than who Rene Descartes was and most of us can't name the largest ocean on the planet. Yet the latest research indicates that the better informed are healthier, happier and often dramatically wealthier. William Poundstone conducts a hilarious and humbling investigation into the true worth of knowledge. What does it tell you, for example, when those who can pinpoint a country on a map are less likely to favour invading it?
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Poundstone, William
Dewey number
  • 303.4'833
  • 303.4'833
  • 303.4833
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Internet
  • Information society
  • Knowledge, Sociology of
  • Media Studies
Label
Head in the cloud : dispatches from a post-fact world, William Poundstone
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781786071156
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9781786071156
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
Label
Head in the cloud : dispatches from a post-fact world, William Poundstone
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781786071156
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9781786071156
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)

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      Shepherds Bush Road Hammersmith, London, W6 7AT, GB
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      51.5059745 -0.2241114
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