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swynn
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Hans Rosling wants: (1) To convince you that global health and living conditions are better than you think; and (2) To offer a manual of common fallacies to avoid in critical thinking. He does the first very well, and fine with the second. I have criticisms about presentation, which is sometimes misleading, and about examples outside his area of expertise. But the message is important, and I'm glad it's getting attention.

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anokokona
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This book is all about critical thinking, based on facts and statistics - up to date facts and statistics - with an open and ready-to-be-corrected mind, capturing the reality as it is. This book tells us how our world has been improved more than what most of us think, but it‘s not the point of this book and we need to go further. This book is easy to read and I‘m glad that I read this book.

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jazza08
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An amazing author and what a life, the book is a great read that I'd recommend to everyone. Certainly refreshing and a helpful reminder about human bias.

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anokokona

The goal of higher income is not just bigger piles of money. The goal of longer lives is not just extra time. The ultimate goal is to have the freedom to do what we want.

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anokokona

Step-by-step, year-by-year, the world is improving. Not on every single measure every single year, but as a rule. Though the world faces huge challenges, we have made tremendous progress.

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greenreads

People constantly and intuitively refer to their worldview when thinking, guessing, or learning about the world. So if your worldview is wrong, then you will systematically make wrong guesses.

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greenreads
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This is apparently the last book Hans Rosling worked on before he died in Feb 2017, and it should be read many times over for the message to sink in. His fact-based perspective (he calls himself a "possibilist") encourages you to reconsider your thoughts and to not let your instincts dictate your actions or drive you to complacency.

"The world cannot be understood without numbers. But the world cannot be understood with numbers alone."

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Niaaelizz
Snakes | Nic Bishop

“Snakes are scaly, scary, silent predators.”

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Niaaelizz
Snakes | Nic Bishop

I would include this book in my reading center because children love non-fiction books with real images of animals! Very factual book!