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Go Figure: Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know: the Economist Explains

Go Figure: Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know: the Economist Explains (Paperback)

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Which James Bond drinks the most martinis? What do Satanists really believe? How do hurricanes get their names? Why are bees disappearing? Is chocolate healthy? ...Go Figure has the answers. Bringing together the very best from the clever people at The Economist, Go Figure explains the mind-boggling, the peculiar and the profound, things you might always have quietly wondered about and yet more you didn't know you didn't know. Figure out why so many Koreans are called Kim, how bitcoin mining works, why eating insects makes sense and how to get ahead under a dictator - a treat for the knowing, the uninitiated and the downright curious.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReference & ResearchEncyclopaedias & reference worksReference works Publisher: Profile Books Ltd Publication Date: 10/11/2016 ISBN-13: 9781781256251  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Tom Standage is Deputy Editor of The Economist. He joined the magazine in 1998, and has been Technology Editor, Business Editor and Digital Editor. He is author of six books, including Writing on the Wall: Social Media - The First 2,000 Years and The Victorian Internet, and his writing has appeared in the New York Times, Daily Telegraph, Guardian and Wired.

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