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    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think Lowest new price: $4.99
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    Author: Hans Rosling

    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    “One of the most important books I’ve ever read―an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” – Bill Gates

    “Hans Rosling tells the story of ‘the secret silent miracle of human progress’ as only he can. But Factfulness does much more than that. It also explains why progress is so often secret and silent and teaches readers how to see it clearly.” Melinda Gates

    Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts.

    When asked simple questions about global trends―what percentage of the world’s population live in poverty; why the world’s population is increasing; how many girls finish school―we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess teachers, journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers.

    In Factfulness, Professor of International Health and global TED phenomenon Hans Rosling, together with his two long-time collaborators, Anna and Ola, offers a radical new explanation of why this happens. They reveal the ten instincts that distort our perspective―from our tendency to divide the world into two camps (usually some version of us and them) to the way we consume media (where fear rules) to how we perceive progress (believing that most things are getting worse).

    Our problem is that we don’t know what we don’t know, and even our guesses are informed by unconscious and predictable biases.

    It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think. That doesn’t mean there aren’t real concerns. But when we worry about everything all the time instead of embracing a worldview based on facts, we can lose our ability to focus on the things that threaten us most.

    Inspiring and revelatory, filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories, Factfulness is an urgent and essential book that will change the way you see the world and empower you to respond to the crises and opportunities of the future.

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    “This book is my last battle in my life-long mission to fight devastating ignorance…Previously I armed myself with huge data sets, eye-opening software, an energetic learning style and a Swedish bayonet for sword-swallowing. It wasn’t enough. But I hope this book will be.” Hans Rosling, February 2017.

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    Outliers: The Story of Success

    Outliers: The Story of Success Lowest new price: $8.00
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    Author: Malcolm Gladwell
    Brand: Back Bay Books

    In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different?

    His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a great soccer player, why Asians are good at math, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band.

    Brilliant and entertaining, Outliers is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate.

    Amazon Best of the Month, November 2008: Now that he's gotten us talking about the viral life of ideas and the power of gut reactions, Malcolm Gladwell poses a more provocative question in Outliers: why do some people succeed, living remarkably productive and impactful lives, while so many more never reach their potential? Challenging our cherished belief of the "self-made man," he makes the democratic assertion that superstars don't arise out of nowhere, propelled by genius and talent: "they are invariably the beneficiaries of hidden advantages and extraordinary opportunities and cultural legacies that allow them to learn and work hard and make sense of the world in ways others cannot." Examining the lives of outliers from Mozart to Bill Gates, he builds a convincing case for how successful people rise on a tide of advantages, "some deserved, some not, some earned, some just plain lucky."

    Outliers can be enjoyed for its bits of trivia, like why most pro hockey players were born in January, how many hours of practice it takes to master a skill, why the descendents of Jewish immigrant garment workers became the most powerful lawyers in New York, how a pilots' culture impacts their crash record, how a centuries-old culture of rice farming helps Asian kids master math. But there's more to it than that. Throughout all of these examples--and in more that delve into the social benefits of lighter skin color, and the reasons for school achievement gaps--Gladwell invites conversations about the complex ways privilege manifests in our culture. He leaves us pondering the gifts of our own history, and how the world could benefit if more of our kids were granted the opportunities to fulfill their remarkable potential. --Mari Malcolm

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    Barron's AP Calculus, 14th Edition

    Barron's AP Calculus, 14th Edition Lowest new price: $6.99
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    Author: David Bock M.S.

    Both Calculus AB and Calculus BC are covered in this comprehensive AP test preparation manual, which has been updated to align with the new curriculum framework taking effect for the 2017 AP Calculus AB and BC exams. The book's main features include:

    • Four practice exams in Calculus AB and four more in Calculus BC, modified to reflect the new exam format
    • All test questions answered with solutions explained
    • A detailed subject review covering topics for both exams
    • Advice to students on efficient use of their graphing calculators
    BONUS ONLINE PRACTICE TEST: Students who purchase this book will also get FREE access to one additional full-length online AP Calculus test with all questions answered and explained.

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    Barron's SAT Subject Test: Math Level 2, 12th Edition

    Barron's SAT Subject Test: Math Level 2, 12th Edition Lowest new price: $9.75
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    Author: Richard Ku M.A.
    Brand: Barron s Educational Series

    This manual opens with a diagnostic test that includes explained answers to help students pinpoint their math strengths and weaknesses. In chapters that follow, detailed topic reviews cover polynomial, trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic, and rational functions; coordinate and three-dimensional geometry; numbers and operations; data analysis, statistics, and probability. Six full-length model tests with answers, explanations, and self-evaluation charts conclude this manual. The manual can be purchased alone or with an optional CD-ROM that presents two additional full-length practice tests with answers, explanations, and automatic scoring.

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    Barron's AP Statistics, 9th Edition

    Barron's AP Statistics, 9th Edition Lowest new price: $11.99
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    Author: Martin Sternstein Ph.D.
    Brand: Barron s Educational Series

    This manual's in-depth preparation for the AP Statistics exam features the 35 absolutely best AP Statistics exam hints found anywhere, and includes:

    • A diagnostic test and five full-length and up-to-date practice exams
    • All test questions answered and explained
    • Additional multiple-choice and free-response questions with answers
    • A 14-chapter subject review, covering all test topics
    • A new review chapter highlighting statistical insights into social issues
    • a new chapter on the Investigative Task, which counts as one-eighth of the exam
    • A guide to basic uses of TI, Casio, and HP graphing calculators
    BONUS ONLINE PRACTICE TEST: Students who purchase this book will also get FREE access to one additional full-length online AP Statistics test with all questions answered and explained.

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    Cracking the AP Calculus AB Exam 2018, Premium Edition (College Test Preparation)

    Cracking the AP Calculus AB Exam 2018, Premium Edition (College Test Preparation) Lowest new price: $16.35
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    Author: Princeton Review

    PREMIUM PRACTICE FOR A PERFECT 5! Ace the AP Calculus AB Exam with this Premium version of The Princeton Review's comprehensive study guide.

    In addition to all the great material in our classic Cracking the AP Calculus AB Exam guide—which includes thorough content reviews, targeted test strategies, and access to online extras via our AP Connect portal—this edition includes extra exams, for a total of 6 full-length practice tests with complete answer explanations!

    This book provides the most practice at the best price (more tests than any other major offering currently on the market, at a price that's 20% less than the nearest competitor).

    Everything You Need to Know to Help Achieve a High Score.
    • Comprehensive content review for all test topics
    • Up-to-date information on the 2018 AP Calculus AB Exam
    • Subjects organized into manageable units
    • Access to AP Connect, our online portal for helpful pre-college information and exam updates

    Premium Practice to Help Achieve Excellence.
    • 5 full-length practice tests in the book with detailed answer explanations
    • 1 additional full-length practice test online with detailed answer explanations
    • Comprehensive drills at the end of each chapter and unit
    • Handy guide to key calculus formulas, plus bonus tips online for optimizing your TI-84 calculator

    Techniques That Actually Work.
    • Tried-and-true strategies to help you avoid traps and beat the test
    • Tips for pacing yourself and guessing logically
    • Essential tactics to help you work smarter, not harder

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    GED Preparation 2018 All Subjects: Exam Preparation Book & Practice Test Questions for the GED Test

    GED Preparation 2018 All Subjects: Exam Preparation Book & Practice Test Questions for the GED Test Lowest new price: $17.31
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    Author: GED Book 2018 All Subjects Prep Team

    GED Preparation 2018 All Subjects: Exam Preparation Book & Practice Test Questions for the GED Test
    Developed for test takers trying to achieve a passing score on the GED, this comprehensive study guide includes:

    •Quick Overview
    •Test-Taking Strategies
    •Introduction to the GED
    •Reasoning through Language Arts
    •Writing
    •Mathematical Reasoning
    •Science
    •Social Studies
    •Practice Questions
    •Detailed Answer Explanations

    Each section of the test has a comprehensive review that goes into detail to cover all of the content likely to appear on the GED.

    The practice test questions are each followed by detailed answer explanations. If you miss a question, it's important that you are able to understand the nature of your mistake and how to avoid making it again in the future. The answer explanations will help you to learn from your mistakes and overcome them.

    Understanding the latest test-taking strategies is essential to preparing you for what you will expect on the exam. A test taker has to not only understand the material that is being covered on the test, but also must be familiar with the strategies that are necessary to properly utilize the time provided and get through the test without making any avoidable errors.

    Anyone planning to take the GED should take advantage of the review material, practice test questions, and test-taking strategies contained in this study guide.

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    Cracking the AP Calculus BC Exam, 2018 Edition: Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation)

    Cracking the AP Calculus BC Exam, 2018 Edition: Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation) Lowest new price: $13.59
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    Author: Princeton Review

    EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO SCORE A PERFECT 5. Ace the AP Calculus BC Exam with this comprehensive study guideincluding 3 full-length practice tests, thorough content reviews, access to our AP Connect online portal, and targeted strategies for every question type.

    Written by the experts at The Princeton Review, Cracking the AP Calculus BC Exam arms you to take on the test with:

    Techniques That Actually Work.
    • Tried-and-true strategies to avoid traps and beat the test
    • Tips for pacing yourself and guessing logically
    • Essential tactics to help you work smarter, not harder

    Everything You Need to Know for a High Score.
    • Up-to-date information on the 2018 AP Calculus BC Exam
    • Comprehensive content review for all test topics
    • Engaging activities to help you critically assess your progress
    • Access to AP Connect, our online portal for late-breaking news, exam updates, and more

    Practice Your Way to Excellence.
    • 3 full-length practice tests with detailed answer explanations
    • Practice drills throughout each content review chapter
    • Step-by-step walk-throughs of key calculus formulas and sample questions

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    R for Data Science: Import, Tidy, Transform, Visualize, and Model Data

    R for Data Science: Import, Tidy, Transform, Visualize, and Model Data Lowest new price: $18.17
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    Author: Hadley Wickham
    Brand: O Reilly Media

    Learn how to use R to turn raw data into insight, knowledge, and understanding. This book introduces you to R, RStudio, and the tidyverse, a collection of R packages designed to work together to make data science fast, fluent, and fun. Suitable for readers with no previous programming experience, R for Data Science is designed to get you doing data science as quickly as possible.

    Authors Hadley Wickham and Garrett Grolemund guide you through the steps of importing, wrangling, exploring, and modeling your data and communicating the results. You’ll get a complete, big-picture understanding of the data science cycle, along with basic tools you need to manage the details. Each section of the book is paired with exercises to help you practice what you’ve learned along the way.

    You’ll learn how to:

    • Wrangle—transform your datasets into a form convenient for analysis
    • Program—learn powerful R tools for solving data problems with greater clarity and ease
    • Explore—examine your data, generate hypotheses, and quickly test them
    • Model—provide a low-dimensional summary that captures true "signals" in your dataset
    • Communicate—learn R Markdown for integrating prose, code, and results

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    Cracking the AP Statistics Exam, 2018 Edition: Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation)

    Cracking the AP Statistics Exam, 2018 Edition: Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation) Lowest new price: $12.79
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    Author: Princeton Review

    EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO HELP SCORE A PERFECT 5. Ace the AP Statistics Exam with this comprehensive study guideincluding 2 full-length practice tests with answer explanations, content reviews for all topics, strategies for every question type, and access to online extras via our AP Connect portal.

    Written by Princeton Review experts who know their way around stats, Cracking the AP Statistics Exam will arm you to take on the exam and achieve your highest possible score.

    Techniques That Actually Work.
    • Tried-and-true strategies to help you avoid traps and beat the test
    • Tips for pacing yourself and guessing logically
    • Essential tactics to help you work smarter, not harder

    Everything You Need to Know to Help Achieve a High Score.
    • Comprehensive content review for all test topics
    • Up-to-date information on the 2018 AP Statistics Exam
    • Engaging activities to help you critically assess your progress
    • Access to AP Connect, our online portal for helpful pre-college information and exam updates

    Practice Your Way to Excellence.
    • 2 full-length practice tests with detailed answer explanations
    • Practice drills at the end of every content review chapter
    • Step-by-step walk-throughs of how to set up box plots, dot plots, and other statistics graphics

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