Freakonomics LP POD
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Freakonomics LP POD


  • Author : Steven D. Levitt
  • Publisher : HarperLP
  • Release Date : 2005-12-27
  • Genre: Business & Economics
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  • ISBN 10 : 006089637X


Freakonomics LP POD Book Description :

Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? What kind of impact did Roe v. Wade have on violent crime? These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He is a much heralded scholar who studies the stuff and riddles of everyday life—from cheating and crime to sports and child rearing—and whose conclusions regularly turn the conventional wisdom on its head. He usually begins with a mountain of data and a simple, unasked question. Some of these questions concern life-and-death issues; others have an admittedly freakish quality. Thus the...

The Perfect Thing
Score: 3
From 11 Ratings

The Perfect Thing


  • Author : Steven Levy
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2006-10-23
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743293914


The Perfect Thing Book Description :

On October 23, 2001, Apple Computer, a company known for its chic, cutting-edge technology -- if not necessarily for its dominant market share -- launched a product with an enticing promise: You can carry an entire music collection in your pocket. It was called the iPod. What happened next exceeded the company's wildest dreams. Over 50 million people have inserted the device's distinctive white buds into their ears, and the iPod has become a global obsession. The Perfect Thing is the definitive account, from design and marketing to startling impact, of Apple's iPod, the signature device of our young century. Besides being one of the most successful consumer products in decades, the iPod has changed our behavior and even our society. It has transforme...

New Structural Economics

New Structural Economics


  • Author : Justin Yifu Lin
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release Date : 2012-01-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780821389577


New Structural Economics Book Description :

This book provides an innovative framework to analyze the process of industrial upgrading and diversification, a key feature of economic development. Based on this framework, it provides concrete advice to development practitioners and policy makers on how to unleash a country's growth potential....

Superfreakonomics
Score: 3.5
From 73 Ratings

Superfreakonomics


  • Author : Steven D. Levitt
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2010-06-24
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141030708


Superfreakonomics Book Description :

Steven Levitt, the original rogue economist, and Stephen Dubner have spent four years uncovering the hidden side of even more controversial subjects, from terrorism to shark attacks, cable TV to hurricanes. The result is Superfreakonomics. It reveals, among other things: - Why you are more likely to be killed walking drunk than driving drunk - How a prostitute is more likely to sleep with a policeman than be arrested by one - Why terrorists might be easier to track down than you would imagine - How a sex change could boost your salary Because sometimes the most superfreaky solution is the simplest....

The Honest Truth About Dishonesty

The Honest Truth About Dishonesty


  • Author : Dr. Dan Ariely
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2013-06-18
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062298553


The Honest Truth About Dishonesty Book Description :

The New York Times bestselling author of Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality returns with thought-provoking work to challenge our preconceptions about dishonesty and urge us to take an honest look at ourselves. Does the chance of getting caught affect how likely we are to cheat? How do companies pave the way for dishonesty? Does collaboration make us more honest or less so? Does religion improve our honesty? Most of us think of ourselves as honest, but, in fact, we all cheat. From Washington to Wall Street, the classroom to the workplace, unethical behavior is everywhere. None of us is immune, whether it's the white lie to head off trouble or padding our expense reports. In The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty, award-winning, bestse...

The Narrow Edge

The Narrow Edge


  • Author : Deborah Cramer
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-01-06
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300185195


The Narrow Edge Book Description :

Each year, red knots, sandpipers weighing no more than a coffee cup, fly a near-miraculous 19,000 miles from the tip of South America to their nesting grounds in the Arctic and back. Along the way, they double their weight by gorging on millions of tiny horseshoe crab eggs. Horseshoe crabs, ancient animals that come ashore but once a year, are vital to humans, too: their blue blood safeguards our health. Now, the rufa red knot, newly listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, will likely face extinction in the foreseeable future across its entire range, 40 states and 27 countries. The first United States bird listed because global warming imperils its existence, it will not be the last: the red knot is the twenty-first century's "canary i...

Common Sense Mathematics

Common Sense Mathematics


  • Author : Ethan D. Bolker
  • Publisher : The Mathematical Association of America
  • Release Date : 2016-05-04
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781939512109


Common Sense Mathematics Book Description :

Common Sense Mathematics is a text for a one semester college-level course in quantitative literacy. The text emphasizes common sense and common knowledge in approaching real problems through popular news items and finding useful mathematical tools and frames with which to address those questions. We asked ourselves what we hoped our students would remember about this course in ten year’s time. From that ten year perspective thoughts about syllabus–“what topics should we cover?"–seemed much too narrow. What matters more is our wish to change the way our students' minds work–the way they approach a problem, or, more generally, the way they approach the world. Most people “skip the numbers" in newspapers, magazines, on the web and (more imp...

Insanely Great
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Insanely Great


  • Author : Steven Levy
  • Publisher : Penguin Group USA
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015050283962


Insanely Great Book Description :

The Newsweek technology writer chronicles the rise of the Mac, a machine that revolutionized the computer industry and American society. Original....

Oprah
Score: 3
From 11 Ratings

Oprah


  • Author : Kitty Kelley
  • Publisher : Crown Archetype
  • Release Date : 2010-04-13
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307718778


Oprah Book Description :

For the past twenty-five years, no one has been better at revealing secrets than Oprah Winfrey. On what is arguably the most influential show in television history, she has gotten her guests—often the biggest celebrities in the world—to bare their love lives, explore their painful pasts, admit their transgressions, reveal their pleasures, and explore their demons. In turn, Oprah has repeatedly allowed her audience to share in her own life story, opening up about the sexual abuse in her past and discussing her romantic relationships, her weight problems, her spiritual beliefs, her charitable donations, and her strongly held views on the state of the world. After a quarter of a century of the Oprah-ization of America, can there be any more secrets ...

Learning Engineering for Online Education

Learning Engineering for Online Education


  • Author : Chris Dede
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-10-12
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351186179


Learning Engineering for Online Education Book Description :

Learning Engineering for Online Education is a comprehensive overview of the emerging field of learning engineering, a form of educational optimization driven by analytics, design-based research, and fast-paced, large-scale experimentation. Chapters written by instructional design and distance learning innovators explore the theoretical context of learning engineering and provide design-based examples from top educational institutions. Concluding with an agenda for future research, this volume is essential for those interested in using data and high-quality outcome evidence to improve student engagement, instructional efficacy, and results in online and blended settings....