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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: $10.63
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    Author: Hans Rosling
    Brand: Flatiron Books

    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 by Hans Rosling, an outstanding international public health expert, is a hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases." - Former U.S. President Barack Obama

    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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    • "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).

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    Outliers: The Story of Success

    Outliers: The Story of Success Lowest new price: $2.38
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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.

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    Calculus: Early Transcendentals

    Calculus: Early Transcendentals Lowest new price: $181.99
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    Author: James Stewart
    Brand: Brooks / Cole

    Success in your calculus course starts here! James Stewart's CALCULUS: EARLY TRANSCENDENTALS texts are world-wide best-sellers for a reason: they are clear, accurate, and filled with relevant, real-world examples. With CALCULUS: EARLY TRANSCENDENTALS, Eighth Edition, Stewart conveys not only the utility of calculus to help you develop technical competence, but also gives you an appreciation for the intrinsic beauty of the subject. His patient examples and built-in learning aids will help you build your mathematical confidence and achieve your goals in the course.

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    • James Stewart's CALCULUS: EARLY TRANSCENDENTALS texts are world-wide best-sellers

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    Elementary Statistics (13th Edition)

    Elementary Statistics (13th Edition) Lowest new price: $136.51
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    Author: Mario F. Triola

    Note: You are purchasing a standalone product. Real data brings statistics to life From opinion polls and clinical trials to self-driving cars, statistics influences and shapes the world around us. Best-selling author Marty Triola is committed to keeping Elementary Statistics relentlessly current--with an unprecedented amount of up-to-the-minute real data--so that readers of all backgrounds understand the role of statistics in the world around them. In addition to an abundance of new data sets, examples, and exercises, the 13th Edition is designed to be even more flexible, with the addition of learning objectives as an organizational tool, larger data sets, and new topics in line with advancements in statistics. In addition, readers will find more support in an all-new series of videos, more opportunities for practice, and improved support for statistical software. Elementary Statistics is part of a series that also includes an Essentials version as well as technology-specific texts, Elementary Statistics Using the TI 83/84 Plus Calculator and Elementary Statistics Using Excel . Data sets and other resources for this series are available at our website.

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    • Sealed Access Code & Formula Sheet

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    Single Variable Calculus: Early Transcendentals

    Single Variable Calculus: Early Transcendentals Lowest new price: $170.95
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    Author: James Stewart
    Brand: Brooks / Cole

    Success in your calculus course starts here! James Stewart's CALCULUS: EARLY TRANSCENDENTALS texts are world-wide best-sellers for a reason: they are clear, accurate, and filled with relevant, real-world examples. With SINGLE VARIABLE CALCULUS: EARLY TRANSCENDENTALS, Eighth Edition, Stewart conveys not only the utility of calculus to help you develop technical competence, but also gives you an appreciation for the intrinsic beauty of the subject. His patient examples and built-in learning aids will help you build your mathematical confidence and achieve your goals in the course.

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    Linear Algebra and Its Applications (5th Edition)

    Linear Algebra and Its Applications (5th Edition) Lowest new price: $129.63
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    Author: David C. Lay

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    With traditional linear algebra texts, the course is relatively easy for students during the early stages as material is presented in a familiar, concrete setting. However, when abstract concepts are introduced, students often hit a wall. Instructors seem to agree that certain concepts (such as linear independence, spanning, subspace, vector space, and linear transformations) are not easily understood and require time to assimilate. These concepts are fundamental to the study of linear algebra, so students' understanding of them is vital to mastering the subject. This text makes these concepts more accessible by introducing them early in a familiar, concrete Rn setting, developing them gradually, and returning to them throughout the text so that when they are discussed in the abstract, students are readily able to understand.

     


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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: $5.86
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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 Educational Series

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    Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus (Standalone Book)

    Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus (Standalone Book) Lowest new price: $246.91
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    Author: James Stewart
    Brand: Brooks / Cole

    Note: This is a Standalone book and does not include access card.

    This bestselling author team explains concepts simply and clearly, without glossing over difficult points. Problem solving and mathematical modeling are introduced early and reinforced throughout, providing students with a solid foundation in the principles of mathematical thinking. Comprehensive and evenly paced, the book provides complete coverage of the function concept, and integrates a significant amount of graphing calculator material to help students develop insight into mathematical ideas. The authors' attention to detail and clarity--the same as found in James Stewart's market-leading Calculus text--is what makes this text the proven market leader.

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    • contains SOLUTIONS
    • instructor's edition

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    PSAT Prep 2018: Study Guide Prep Book & Practice Test Questions for the College Board PSAT/NMSQT

    PSAT Prep 2018: Study Guide Prep Book & Practice Test Questions for the College Board PSAT/NMSQT Lowest new price: $12.34
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    Author: PSAT Study Guide 2018 Team

    Test Prep Book's PSAT Prep 2018: Study Guide Prep Book & Practice Test Questions for the College Board PSAT/NMSQT
    Developed by Test Prep Books for test takers trying to achieve a passing score on the PSAT exam, this comprehensive study guide includes:

    •Quick Overview
    •Test-Taking Strategies
    •Introduction
    •Reading Test
    •Reading Test
    •Math Test
    •Practice Questions
    •Detailed Answer Explanations

    Disclaimer: PSAT/NMSQT® is a trademark registered by the College Board and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which are not affiliated with, and do not endorse, this product.

    Each section of the test has a comprehensive review created by Test Prep Books that goes into detail to cover all of the content likely to appear on the PSAT test.

    The Test Prep Books PSAT 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. Test Prep Books has drilled down the top test-taking tips for you to know.

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

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    MyLab Statistics -- Standalone Access Card

    MyLab Statistics -- Standalone Access Card Lowest new price: $92.01
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    Author: Pearson Education

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