Unconventional Wisdom

Adventures in the Surprisingly True

Tom Standage
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Another bestselling collection of astonishing explainers from The Economist.

The world can be an amazing place if you know the right questions to ask:

How much does a ghost reduce a house's value? How are winemakers responding to climate change? How much should you tip your Uber driver? Should your dog fear Easter more than fireworks?

The keen minds of The Economist love to look beyond everyday appearances to find out what really makes things tick. In this latest collection of The Economist Explains, they have gathered the weirdest and most counter-intuitive answers they've found in their endless quest to explain our bizarre world. Take a peek at some Unconventional Wisdom - and pass it on! The world only gets more amazing when discoveries are shared.

Author bio:

Tom Standage is Deputy Editor of The Economist. He is the author of several books, including Uncommon Knowledge, Seriously Curious, Writing on the Wall: Social Media - The First 2,000 Years and The Victorian Internet. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Daily Telegraph, Guardian and Wired.

Category: Cultural studies
ISBN: 9781788166133
Publisher: Profile Books
Imprint: Profile Business
Pub Date: January 2021
Page Extent: 272
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Economics, finance, business & management