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A Field Guide to Lies

A Field Guide to Lies Book
Author : Daniel J. Levitin
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2016-09-06
ISBN : 0698409795
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From The New York Times bestselling author of THE ORGANIZED MIND and THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON MUSIC, a primer to the critical thinking that is more necessary now than ever. We are bombarded with more information each day than our brains can process—especially in election season. It's raining bad data, half-truths, and even outright lies. New York Times bestselling author Daniel J. Levitin shows how to recognize misleading announcements, statistics, graphs, and written reports revealing the ways lying weasels can use them. It's becoming harder to separate the wheat from the digital chaff. How do we distinguish misinformation, pseudo-facts, distortions, and outright lies from reliable information? Levitin groups his field guide into two categories—statistical infomation and faulty arguments—ultimately showing how science is the bedrock of critical thinking. Infoliteracy means understanding that there are hierarchies of source quality and bias that variously distort our information feeds via every media channel, including social media. We may expect newspapers, bloggers, the government, and Wikipedia to be factually and logically correct, but they so often aren't. We need to think critically about the words and numbers we encounter if we want to be successful at work, at play, and in making the most of our lives. This means checking the plausibility and reasoning—not passively accepting information, repeating it, and making decisions based on it. Readers learn to avoid the extremes of passive gullibility and cynical rejection. Levitin's charming, entertaining, accessible guide can help anyone wake up to a whole lot of things that aren't so. And catch some lying weasels in their tracks!

A Field Guide to Lies and Statistics

A Field Guide to Lies and Statistics Book
Author : Daniel Levitin
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2016-09-08
ISBN : 0241974860
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A guide to critical thinking in the 'post-truth' era, from the author of Sunday Times best-seller The Organized Mind We live in a world of information overload. Facts and figures on absolutely everything are at our fingertips, but are too often biased, distorted, or outright lies. From unemployment figures to voting polls, IQ tests to divorce rates, we're bombarded by seemingly plausible statistics on how people live and what they think. Daniel Levitin teaches us how to effectively ask ourselves: can we really know that? And how do they know that? In this eye-opening, accessible guide filled with fascinating examples and practical takeaways, acclaimed neuroscientist Daniel Levitin shows us how learning to understand statistics will enable you to make better, smarter judgements on the world around you.

Weaponized Lies Deluxe

Weaponized Lies Deluxe Book
Author : Daniel J. Levitin
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2017-03-07
ISBN : 1524742279
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This deluxe eBook (previously published as A Field Guide to Lies Deluxe) features six videos from Daniel Levitin, with more examples, anecdotes, and added visual guides. We’re surrounded by fringe theories, fake news, and pseudo-facts. These lies are getting repeated. New York Times bestselling author Daniel Levitin shows how to disarm these socially devastating inventions and get the American mind back on track. Here are the fundamental lessons in critical thinking that we need to know and share now. Investigating numerical misinformation, Daniel Levitin shows how mishandled statistics and graphs can give a grossly distorted perspective and lead us to terrible decisions. Wordy arguments on the other hand can easily be persuasive as they drift away from the facts in an appealing yet misguided way. The steps we can take to better evaluate news, advertisements, and reports are clearly detailed. Ultimately, Levitin turns to what underlies our ability to determine if something is true or false: the scientific method. He grapples with the limits of what we can and cannot know. Case studies are offered to demonstrate the applications of logical thinking to quite varied settings, spanning courtroom testimony, medical decision making, magic, modern physics, and conspiracy theories. This urgently needed book enables us to avoid the extremes of passive gullibility and cynical rejection. As Levitin attests: Truth matters. A post-truth era is an era of willful irrationality, reversing all the great advances humankind has made. Euphemisms like "fringe theories," "extreme views," "alt truth," and even "fake news" can literally be dangerous. Let's call lies what they are and catch those making them in the act.

A Field Guide to Lies

A Field Guide to Lies Book
Author : Daniel J. Levitin
Publisher : Viking
Release : 2017-01-26
ISBN : 9780241239995
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"We live in a world of informationoverload. Facts and figures on absolutely everything are at our fingertips, but are too often biased, distorted, or outright lies. From unemployment figures to voting polls, IQ tests to divorce rates, we're bombarded by seemingly plausible statistics on how people live and what they think. Daniel Levitin teaches us how to effectively ask ourselves- can we reallyknow that? And how do theyknow that? In this eye-opening, accessible guide filled with fascinating examples and practical takeaways, acclaimed neuroscientist Daniel Levitin shows us how learning to understand statistics will enable you to make better, smarter judgements on the world around you."

Weaponized Lies

Weaponized Lies Book
Author : Daniel J. Levitin
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2017-03-07
ISBN : 1524742228
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Previously Published as A Field Guide to Lies We’re surrounded by fringe theories, fake news, and pseudo-facts. These lies are getting repeated. New York Times bestselling author Daniel Levitin shows how to disarm these socially devastating inventions and get the American mind back on track. Here are the fundamental lessons in critical thinking that we need to know and share now. Investigating numerical misinformation, Daniel Levitin shows how mishandled statistics and graphs can give a grossly distorted perspective and lead us to terrible decisions. Wordy arguments on the other hand can easily be persuasive as they drift away from the facts in an appealing yet misguided way. The steps we can take to better evaluate news, advertisements, and reports are clearly detailed. Ultimately, Levitin turns to what underlies our ability to determine if something is true or false: the scientific method. He grapples with the limits of what we can and cannot know. Case studies are offered to demonstrate the applications of logical thinking to quite varied settings, spanning courtroom testimony, medical decision making, magic, modern physics, and conspiracy theories. This urgently needed book enables us to avoid the extremes of passive gullibility and cynical rejection. As Levitin attests: Truth matters. A post-truth era is an era of willful irrationality, reversing all the great advances humankind has made. Euphemisms like “fringe theories,” “extreme views,” “alt truth,” and even “fake news” can literally be dangerous. Let's call lies what they are and catch those making them in the act.

The Changing Mind

The Changing Mind Book
Author : Daniel Levitin
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2020-02-27
ISBN : 0241379415
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A NEW YORK TIMES AND SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Everyone we know needs this remarkable book ... Essential for the rest of your life' Daniel H. Pink, author of When and Drive' The secrets of ageing well ... a serious, evidence-based guide to what really works and why' Sunday Times ____________________________________________ We have long been encouraged to think of old age as synonymous with a decline in skills. Yet recent studies show that our decision making improves as we age, and our happiness levels peak in our eighties. What really happens to our brains as we get older? In The Changing Mind, neuroscientist, psychologist and internationally bestselling author Daniel Levitin invites us to dramatically shift our understanding of aging, demonstrating its many cognitive benefits. He draws on cutting-edge research to offer realistic guidelines and practical cognition-enhancing tricks for everyone to follow during every decade of their life, and show us what we all can learn from those who age joyously.

A Field Guide to Earthlings

A Field Guide to Earthlings Book
Author : Ian Ford,Stephanie Hamilton
Publisher : Ian Ford Software Corp
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0615426190
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Autistic people often live in a state of anxiety and confusion about the social world, running into misunderstandings and other barriers. This book unlocks the inner workings of neurotypical behavior, which can be mysterious to autistics. Proceeding from root concepts of language and culture through 62 behavior patterns used by neurotypical people, the book reveals how they structure a mental map of the world in symbolic webs of beliefs, how those symbols are used to filter perception, how they build and display their identity, how they compete for power, and how they socialize and develop relationships--

A Field Guide to the Stars and Planets

A Field Guide to the Stars and Planets Book
Author : Jay M. Pasachoff
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Provides star gazers with the latest data on solar eclipses, phases of the moon, and planetary positions

Bad Lies

Bad Lies Book
Author : Charles Lindsay
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2010-05-15
ISBN : 0316126314
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In Bad Lies, golf's wittiest observer, photographer Charles Lindsay, celebrates the hazards and pitfalls of the game. Lindsay stakes out the diabolic border territories that encroach on golf courses -- moon-crater bunkers, waist-high fescue grass, murky lake bottoms -- to capture the unbelievable my-ball-went-where? moments that make the game so infuriating and so addictive for so many. This hilarious follow-up to Lindsay's popular Lost Balls features inspired and gorgeous color photographs, plus larger-than-life pictures of some of the world's rarest -- and oddest -- golf balls. Texts include a foreword by outspoken golf commentator Gary McCord, definitions of the game's offbeat terminology, and a meditation on the golf ball and the immortal soul.

The World in Six Songs

The World in Six Songs Book
Author : Daniel Levitin
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2019-07-04
ISBN : 0241987822
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Dividing the sum total of human musical achievement, from Beethoven to The Beatles, Busta Rhymes to Bach, into just six fundamental forms, Levitin illuminates, through songs of friendship, joy, comfort, knowledge, religion and love, how music has been instrumental in the evolution of language, thought and culture. And how, far from being a bit of a song and dance, music is at the core of what it means to be human. A one-time record producer, now a leading neuroscientist, Levitin has composed a catchy and startlingly ambitious narrative that weaves together Darwin and Dionne Warwick, memoir and biology, anthropology and a jukebox of anecdote to create nothing less than the ' soundtrack of civilisation' .

The Field Guide to Pregnancy

The Field Guide to Pregnancy Book
Author : Caylie See, L.Ac.
Publisher : North Atlantic Books
Release : 2016-10-04
ISBN : 1623170907
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For women who feel excited, overwhelmed, terrified, or just plain curious about their pregnancy journey, acupuncturist and integrative fertility expert Caylie See has written this pragmatic, insightful, and straightforward guide to finding the best information, resources, and foods to nourish their pregnancies. Balancing Eastern and Western medical perspectives, natural remedies, and recipes, she maps out the terrain of symptoms that women typically encounter from month-to-month—insomnia, morning sickness, and fatigue, to name a few—and gives explanations and solutions for each symptom. The Field Guide to Pregnancy is an encouraging, enjoyable, and inspiring gem that helps women find comfort in an inherently uncomfortable time.

Shooting The Bull

Shooting The Bull Book
Author : Guy Smith
Publisher : Free Thinkers Media
Release : 2011-05
ISBN : 098324071X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Download Shooting The Bull book written by Guy Smith, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

A Field Guide to the Snakes of Belize

A Field Guide to the Snakes of Belize Book
Author : Tony Garel
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1996
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download A Field Guide to the Snakes of Belize book written by Tony Garel, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Successful Aging

Successful Aging Book
Author : Daniel J. Levitin
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2020-01-07
ISBN : 1524744190
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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INSTANT TOP 10 BESTSELLER *New York Times *USAToday *Washington Post *LA Times "Debunks the idea that aging inevitably brings infirmity and unhappiness and instead offers a trove of practical, evidence-based guidance for living longer and better." —Daniel H. Pink, author of When and Drive SUCCESSFUL AGING delivers powerful insights: • Debunking the myth that memory always declines with age • Confirming that "health span"—not "life span"—is what matters • Proving that sixty-plus years is a unique and newly recognized developmental stage • Recommending that people look forward to joy, as reminiscing doesn't promote health Levitin looks at the science behind what we all can learn from those who age joyously, as well as how to adapt our culture to take full advantage of older people's wisdom and experience. Throughout his exploration of what aging really means, using research from developmental neuroscience and the psychology of individual differences, Levitin reveals resilience strategies and practical, cognitive enhancing tricks everyone should do as they age. Successful Aging inspires a powerful new approach to how readers think about our final decades, and it will revolutionize the way we plan for old age as individuals, family members, and citizens within a society where the average life expectancy continues to rise.

A Field Guide to Contemporary Poetry and Poetics

A Field Guide to Contemporary Poetry and Poetics Book
Author : Stuart Friebert,David Walker,David Young
Publisher : Field Editions
Release : 1997
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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One of the hallmarks of FIELD magazine has always been its attention to what poets have to say about poetry. Many of these essays--by William Stafford, Denise Levertov, Gary Snyder, Adrienne Rich, Donald Hall, Robert Bly, and Sandra McPherson, among others--have become classics. This revised and expanded collection of essays from the magazine provides a rich and stimulating perspective on the state of contemporary poetry, as seen through the eyes of the poets themselves.

A Field Guide to Carboniferous Detrital Rocks in Northern Alabama

A Field Guide to Carboniferous Detrital Rocks in Northern Alabama Book
Author : John C. Ferm,Robert Ehrlich,Thornton Lee Neathery
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1967
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download A Field Guide to Carboniferous Detrital Rocks in Northern Alabama book written by John C. Ferm,Robert Ehrlich,Thornton Lee Neathery, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

A Field Guide to Southern California

A Field Guide to Southern California Book
Author : Robert Phillip Sharp
Publisher : Kendall Hunt Publishing Company
Release : 1994
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download A Field Guide to Southern California book written by Robert Phillip Sharp, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

A Field Guide to the Classroom Library

A Field Guide to the Classroom Library Book
Author : Lucy Calkins,Teachers College Reading and Writing Project (Columbia University)
Publisher : Heinemann
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Noted teacher/author Lucy Calkins and a team from The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Community have created the most comprehensive and accessible leveled lists and guides for nearly 1,200 children's trade books.

A Field Guide to Christianity

A Field Guide to Christianity Book
Author : John Allan,Gus Eyre
Publisher : Moody Pub
Release : 1987
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Answers common questions about God, Jesus, the Bible, the Christian church, conversion, death, tragedies, and the Christian life.

A Field Guide to New Zealand Native Orchids

A Field Guide to New Zealand Native Orchids Book
Author : Dorothy Cooper
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1981
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Download A Field Guide to New Zealand Native Orchids book written by Dorothy Cooper, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.