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A survival guide to the misinformation age : scientific habits of mind, David J. Helfand

Label
A survival guide to the misinformation age : scientific habits of mind
Title
A survival guide to the misinformation age
Title remainder
scientific habits of mind
Statement of responsibility
David J. Helfand
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book provides an inoculation against the misinformation epidemic by cultivating scientific habits of mind. From dissolving our fear of numbers and demystifying graphs, to elucidating the key concepts of probability and the use of precise language and logic, Helfand supplies an essential set of apps for the pre-frontal cortex while making science both accessible and entertaining."--Publisher marketing
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Helfand, D. J.
Dewey number
500
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q172.5.E77
LC item number
H45 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Errors, Scientific
  • Science
  • Statistics
  • Missing observations (Statistics)
  • Errors, Scientific
  • Missing observations (Statistics)
  • Science
  • Statistics
  • Informationsgesellschaft
  • Desinformation
  • Wissenschaft
Label
A survival guide to the misinformation age : scientific habits of mind, David J. Helfand
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Information, misinformation, and our planet's future -- A walk in the park -- What is science? -- A sense of scale -- Interlude 1. Numbers -- Discoveries on the back of an envelope -- Insights in lines and dots -- Interlude 2. Logic and language -- Expecting the improbable -- Lies, damned lies, and statistics -- Correlation, causation ... confusion and clarity -- Definitional features of science -- Applying scientific habits of mind to Earth's future -- What isn't science -- The triumph of misinformation, the perils of ignorance -- The unfinished cathedral -- Appendix. Practicing scientific habits of mind
Control code
ocn921926663
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 325 pages
Isbn
9780231168724
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2015034152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
99965931637
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o921926663
  • (OCoLC)921926663
Label
A survival guide to the misinformation age : scientific habits of mind, David J. Helfand
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Information, misinformation, and our planet's future -- A walk in the park -- What is science? -- A sense of scale -- Interlude 1. Numbers -- Discoveries on the back of an envelope -- Insights in lines and dots -- Interlude 2. Logic and language -- Expecting the improbable -- Lies, damned lies, and statistics -- Correlation, causation ... confusion and clarity -- Definitional features of science -- Applying scientific habits of mind to Earth's future -- What isn't science -- The triumph of misinformation, the perils of ignorance -- The unfinished cathedral -- Appendix. Practicing scientific habits of mind
Control code
ocn921926663
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 325 pages
Isbn
9780231168724
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2015034152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
99965931637
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o921926663
  • (OCoLC)921926663

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