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Illustrated Superfreakonomics

Illustrated Superfreakonomics
Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance

by Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 281
  • ISBN : 9781846143038
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'A HUMDINGER' THE TIMES BIGGER, BETTER AND MORE CONTROVERSIAL, THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING FREAKQUEL IS HERE IN A SUPER-DELUXE, SUPER-ILLUSTRATED EDITION. Steven Levitt, the original rogue economist, and Stephen Dubner look deeper, question harder and uncover even more hidden truths about our world, from terrorism to shark attacks, cable TV to hurricanes. They ask, among other things- What's a sure-fire way to catch a terrorist? Are people hard-wired for altruism or selfishness? Which cancer does chemotherapy work best for? Why is saving the planet easier than we think? With this illustrated edition, Levitt and Dubner bring alive their unique analysis and storytelling with an explosion of visual evidence to reveal the world in a bold, new way. Seeing is believing . . .

SuperFreakonomics

SuperFreakonomics
Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance

by Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner

  • Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
  • Release : 2011-05-24
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1554688450
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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SuperFreakonomics was an instant New York Times bestseller that caused a media uproar, continuing the amazing success begun with the groundbreaking, worldwide sensation Freakonomics. SuperFreakonomics challenges the way we think all over again, exploring the hidden side of everything with such questions as: How is a street prostitute like a department-store Santa? Why are doctors so bad at washing their hands? How much good do car seats do? What’s the best way to catch a terrorist? Did TV cause a rise in crime? What do hurricanes, heart attacks, and highway deaths have in common? Are people hard-wired for altruism or selfishness? Can eating kangaroo save the planet? Which adds more value: a pimp or a Realtor? Freakonomics has been imitated many times over -- but only now, with SuperFreakonomics, has it met its match.

SuperFreakonomics, Illustrated edition

SuperFreakonomics, Illustrated edition
Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance

by Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2010-10-26
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0062042513
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Superfreakonomics—the smash hit follow-up to the remarkable New York Times bestselling phenomenon Freakonomics—is back in a new full-color, fully illustrated and expanded edition. The brainchild of rogue economist Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner that once again brilliantly challenges our view of the way the world really works is presented with a new, visual, superfreaky dimension added, enhancing the already provocative thinking about street prostitutes, hurricanes, heart attacks, and other seemingly mundane matters that made Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics part of the national zeitgeist.

Guide to Steven Levitt’s & et al SuperFreakonomics by Instaread

Guide to Steven Levitt’s & et al SuperFreakonomics by Instaread

by Instaread

  • Publisher : Instaread
  • Release : 2017-05-03
  • Pages : 23
  • ISBN : 1683787587
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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PLEASE NOTE: This is a companion to Steven Levitt’s & et al SuperFreakonomics and NOT the original book. Preview: SuperFreakonomics (2009) by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner is a follow-up to the authors’ previous book Freakonomics (2005). Like the previous book, SuperFreakonomics describes research and innovative ideas in the field of behavioral economics for the casual reader… Inside this companion to the book: · Overview of the Book · Insights from the Book · Important People · Author's Style and Perspective · Intended Audience About the Author: With Instaread, you can get the notes and insights from a book in 15 minutes or less. Visit our website at instaread.co.

Climate Shock

Climate Shock
The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet

by Gernot Wagner,Martin L. Weitzman

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2016-04-19
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0691171327
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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If you had a 10 percent chance of having a fatal car accident, you'd take necessary precautions. If your finances had a 10 percent chance of suffering a severe loss, you'd reevaluate your assets. So if we know the world is warming and there's a 10 percent chance this might eventually lead to a catastrophe beyond anything we could imagine, why aren't we doing more about climate change right now? We insure our lives against an uncertain future--why not our planet? In Climate Shock, Gernot Wagner and Martin Weitzman explore in lively, clear terms the likely repercussions of a hotter planet, drawing on and expanding from work previously unavailable to general audiences. They show that the longer we wait to act, the more likely an extreme event will happen. A city might go underwater. A rogue nation might shoot particles into the Earth's atmosphere, geoengineering cooler temperatures. Zeroing in on the unknown extreme risks that may yet dwarf all else, the authors look at how economic forces that make sensible climate policies difficult to enact, make radical would-be fixes like geoengineering all the more probable. What we know about climate change is alarming enough. What we don't know about the extreme risks could be far more dangerous. Wagner and Weitzman help readers understand that we need to think about climate change in the same way that we think about insurance--as a risk management problem, only here on a global scale. With a new preface addressing recent developments Wagner and Weitzman demonstrate that climate change can and should be dealt with--and what could happen if we don't do so--tackling the defining environmental and public policy issue of our time.

New Statesman

New Statesman
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Reshaping Environments

Reshaping Environments
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Sustainability in a Complex World

by Helena Bender

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2012-07-17
  • Pages : 401
  • ISBN : 1107688663
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An interdisciplinary textbook that incorporates case material and theoretical tools for the Earth changers of today and tomorrow.

Predictive Analytics

Predictive Analytics
The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, Or Die

by Eric Siegel

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2013-02-19
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN : 1118356853
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mesmerizing & fascinating. . . The Seattle Post–Intelligencer The Freakonomics of big data. Stein Kretsinger, founding executive of Advertising.com ∗∗∗Winner of the Nonfiction Book and Small Business Book Awards∗∗∗ ∗∗Used in courses at more than 30 universities∗∗ ∗Translated into 9 languages∗ An introduction for everyone In this rich, fascinating surprisingly accessible introduction, leading expert Eric Siegel reveals how predictive analytics works, and how it affects everyone every day. Rather than a how to for hands–on techies, the book serves lay readers and experts alike by covering new case studies and the latest state–of–the–art techniques. Prediction is booming. It reinvents industries and runs the world. Companies, governments, law enforcement, hospitals, and universities are seizing upon the power. These institutions predict whether you′re going to click, buy, lie, or die. Why? For good reason: predicting human behavior combats risk, boosts sales, fortifies healthcare, streamlines manufacturing, conquers spam, optimizes social networks, toughens crime fighting, and wins elections. How? Prediction is powered by the world′s most potent, flourishing unnatural resource: data. Accumulated in large part as the by–product of routine tasks, data is the unsalted, flavorless residue deposited en masse as organizations churn away. Surprise! This heap of refuse is a gold mine. Big data embodies an extraordinary wealth of experience from which to learn. Predictive analytics unleashes the power of data. With this technology, the computer literally learns from data how to predict the future behavior of individuals. Perfect prediction is not possible, but putting odds on the future drives millions of decisions more effectively, determining whom to call, mail, investigate, incarcerate, set up on a date, or medicate. In this lucid, captivating introduction now in its Revised and Updated edition former Columbia University professor and Predictive Analytics World founder Eric Siegel reveals the power and perils of prediction: What type of mortgage risk Chase Bank predicted before the recession Predicting which people will drop out of school, cancel a subscription, or get divorced before they even know it themselves Why early retirement predicts a shorter life expectancy and vegetarians miss fewer flights Five reasons why organizations predict death including one health insurance company How U.S. Bank and Obama for America calculated and Hillary for America 2016 plans to calculate the way to most strongly persuade each individual Why the NSA wants all your data: machine learning supercomputers to fight terrorism How IBM′s Watson computer used predictive modeling to answer questions and beat the human champs on TV′s Jeopardy! How companies ascertain untold, private truths how Target figures out you′re pregnant and Hewlett–Packard deduces you′re about to quit your job How judges and parole boards rely on crime–predicting computers to decide how long convicts remain in prison 183 examples from Airbnb, the BBC, Citibank, ConEd, Facebook, Ford, Google, the IRS, LinkedIn, Match.com, MTV, Netflix, PayPal, Pfizer, Spotify, Uber, UPS, Wikipedia, and more How does predictive analytics work? This jam–packed book satisfies by demystifying the intriguing science under the hood. For future hands–on practitioners pursuing a career in the field, it sets a strong foundation, delivers the prerequisite knowledge, and whets your appetite for more. A truly omnipresent science, predictive analytics constantly affects our daily lives. Whether you are a consumer of it or consumed by it get a handle on the power of Predictive Analytics.

Annual Report

Annual Report
A Book

by American Bar Foundation

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Think Like a Freak

Think Like a Freak
Secrets of the Rogue Economist

by Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2014-05-13
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1846147565
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the rule-breaking authors of international bestsellers Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics, this is the ultimate guide to how to Think Like a Freak The Freakonomics books have come to stand for something: challenging conventional wisdom; using data rather than emotion to answer questions; and learning to unravel the world's secret codes. Now Levitt and Dubner have gathered up what they have learned and turned it into a readable and practical toolkit for thinking differently - thinking, that is, like a Freak. Whether you are interested in the best way to improve your odds in penalty kicks, or in major global reforms, here is a blueprint for an entirely new way to solve problems. Along the way, you'll learn how the techniques of a Japanese hot-dog-eating champion can help you, the reason an Australian doctor swallowed a batch of dangerous bacteria, why Nigerian e-mail scammers make a point of saying they're from Nigeria, and why Van Halen's demanding tour contract banning brown M&Ms was really a safety measure. You'll learn why sometimes it's best to put away your moral compass, and smarter to think like a child. You will be given a master class in incentives-because for better or worse, incentives rule our world. And you will learn to quit before you fail, because you can't solve tomorrow's problem if you aren't willing to abandon today's dud. Levitt and Dubner see the world like no one else. Now you can too. Never before have such iconoclastic thinkers been so revealing - and so much fun to read.

Freakonomics

Freakonomics
A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

by Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2009-11-24
  • Pages : 315
  • ISBN : 0061992666
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? How much do parents really matter? These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He studies the riddles of everyday life-from cheating and crime to parenting and sports-and reaches conclusions that turn conventional wisdom on its head. Freakonomics is a groundbreaking collaboration between Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, an award-winning author and journalist. They set out to explore the inner workings of a crack gang, the truth about real estate agents, the secrets of the Ku Klux Klan, and much more. Through forceful storytelling and wry insight, they show that economics is, at root, the study of incentives-how people get what they want or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing.

Valuepack: Microeconomics

Valuepack: Microeconomics
International Edition/ Freakonomics

by Robert S. Pindyck,Daniel L. Rubinfeld,Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner

  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Release : 2007-10-02
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9781405883283
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This Value Pack consists of Microeconomics: International Edition, 6/e by Pindyck/Rubinfeld (ISBN: 9780131860261); Freakonomics, 1/e (ISBN: 9780131912076)

Braille Book Review

Braille Book Review
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Newsweek

Newsweek
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Talking Book Topics

Talking Book Topics
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Braille Books

Braille Books
A Book

by Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Prospect

Prospect
Politics, Essay, Review

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Harper's

Harper's
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Escape from the Ivory Tower

Escape from the Ivory Tower
A Guide to Making Your Science Matter

by Nancy Baron

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2010-08-13
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Most scientists and researchers aren’t prepared to talk to the press or to policymakers—or to deal with backlash. And many researchers have the horror stories to prove it. As Nancy Baron points out, scientists who decide they want to inform those outside their own research arena and help guide public discourse need to learn a new set of skills. No matter what your scientific specialty is, writes Baron, the keys to success are thinking clearly, knowing what you want to say, understanding your audience, and using everyday language to get your main points across. Developing these skills is the object of this book. According to Baron, scientists, journalists and policymakers represent three very different cultures. Speaking effectively to journalists and policymakers—the people who make scientists’ findings available to the general public—requires scientists to learn a new language. In this clear and understandable guide to “communicating science,” Baron explains to scientists how to engage an audience, how to tell why a particular finding matters, and how to describe research in an interesting way. She explains to journalists how to develop the same skills for explaining science. The book includes case studies from journalists and from some of the more than four thousand scientists Baron has trained in communication workshops. Many of her trainees have gone on to become well-known spokespeople for science-related issues. The book is accompanied by an interactive website maintained by Baron herself.

When To Rob A Bank

When To Rob A Bank
...And 131 More Warped Suggestions and Well-Intentioned Rants

by Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2015-05-05
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1443416541
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Why do educated women get fewer responses on online dating websites? Is buying local food economically efficient? Does bribing kids improve their performance on school tests? Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, the quirky geniuses behind Freakonomics, SuperFreakonomics and Think Like a Freak, are back at it. For the last ten years, they’ve used the tools of economics to answer some of our most unanswerable questions on the Freakonomics.com blog. Here, for the first time, the very best of their more than 8,000 posts are together in a single place. We learn why it’s so hard to predict the Kentucky Derby, why babies born in summer tend to score lower on standardized tests, and why rich people tend to be happier than poor people, but rich countries no happier than poor ones. When to Rob a Bank showcases the brilliance that has made Levitt and Dubner an international sensation, and the eloquence and wit that has always made them such a joy to read.