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Head In The Cloud: Why Knowing Things Still Matters When Facts Are So Easy to Look Up

Author: William Poundstone.

Head In The Cloud: Why Knowing Things Still Matters When Facts Are So Easy to Look Up

Author: William Poundstone.

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Item #: D10092
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
Publication Date: 2017
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316256520
More people know who Khloe Kardashian is than who René Descartes was, and most can't find Delaware on a map, correctly spell the word "occurrence," or name the largest ocean on the planet. But how important is it to fill our heads with facts when a few keystrokes can summon almost any information in seconds? The author of Are You Smart ... More
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More people know who Khloe Kardashian is than who René Descartes was, and most can't find Delaware on a map, correctly spell the word "occurrence," or name the largest ocean on the planet. But how important is it to fill our heads with facts when a few keystrokes can summon almost any information in seconds? The author of Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?confronts that question in this hilarious yet humbling book, demonstrating that many areas of knowledge correlate with wealth, health, and happiness, not to mention politics and behavior. Combining survey techniques with eye-opening anecdotes, William Poundstone examines what Americans know (and don't know) on topics ranging from quantum physics to pop culture—and assesses what that really says about us.


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