Naperville Public Library Catalog

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008    150918s2016    nyua     b    001 0 eng   
010    2015034152 
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020    9780231168724 (cloth : acid-free paper) 
020    0231168721 (cloth : acid-free paper) 
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092    500|bHEL 
100 1  Helfand, D. J.|q(David J.),|d1950-|eauthor. 
245 12 A survival guide to the misinformation age :|bscientific 
       habits of mind /|cDavid J. Helfand. 
264  1 New York :|bColumbia University Press,|c[2016] 
300    xii, 325 pages :|billustrations ;|c24 cm 
336    text|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|2rdamedia 
338    volume|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
520    We live in the Information Age, with billions of bytes of 
       data just two swipes away. Yet how much of this is mis- or
       even disinformation? A lot of it is, and your search 
       engine can't tell the difference. As a result, an 
       avalanche of misinformation threatens to overwhelm the 
       discourse we so desperately need to address complex social
       problems such as climate change, the food and water crises,
       biodiversity collapse, and emerging threats to public 
       health. This book provides an inoculation against the 
       misinformation epidemic by cultivating scientific habits 
       of mind. Anyone can do itindeed, everyone must do it if 
       our species is to survive on this crowded and finite 
       planet. This survival guide supplies an essential set of 
       apps for the prefrontal cortex while making science both 
       accessible and entertaining. It will dissolve your fear of
       numbers, demystify graphs, and elucidate the key concepts 
       of probability, all while celebrating the precise use of 
       language and logic. David Helfand, one of our nation's 
       leading astronomers and science educators, has taught 
       scientific habits of mind to generations in the classroom,
       where he continues to wage a provocative battle against 
       sloppy thinking and the encroachment of misinformation.--
       |cprovided by publisher. 
650  0 Errors, Scientific. 
650  0 Science|xMethodology. 
650  0 Statistics|xMethodology. 
650  0 Missing observations (Statistics) 
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  500 HEL    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  500 HEL    AVAILABLE

 

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