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            Thinking Better: The Art of the Shortcut

            Thinking Better: The Art of the Shortcut (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sautoy, Marcus du

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            Thinking Better is a celebration of the art of the short cut - and an encouragement to all of us, in our lives and maybe particularly in our business lives, to realise that thinking better is often more successful than working faster.

            ISBN 9780008393922
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters
             

            Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters (Paperback)

            By Pinker, Steven

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            • Pub Date
              29 Nov 22

            In the twenty-first century, humanity is reaching new heights of scientific understanding - and at the same time appears to be losing its mind. How can a species that discovered vaccines for Covid-19 in less than a year produce so much fake news, quack cures and conspiracy theori...zing? In Rationality, Pinker rejects the cynical cliche that humans are simply an irrational species. After all, we discovered the laws of nature, lengthened and enriched our lives and set the benchmarks for rationality itself. Instead, he explains, we think in ways that suit the low-tech contexts in which we spend most of our lives, but fail to take advantage of the powerful tools of reasoning we have built up over millennia- logic, critical thinking, probability, and decision-making under uncertainty. These tools are not a standard part of our educational curricula, and have never been presented clearly and entertainingly in a single book - until now. Rationality matters. It leads to better choices in our lives and in the public sphere, and is the ultimate driver of social justice and moral progress. Brimming with insight and humour, Rationality will enlighten, inspire and empower.
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            ISBN 9780141989860
            Released NZ 29 Nov 2022
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Thinking Better: The Art of the Shortcut
             

            Thinking Better: The Art of the Shortcut (Paperback)

            By Sautoy, Marcus du

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            • Pub Date
              5 Oct 22

            How do you remember more and forget less? How can you earn more and become more creative just by moving house? And how do you pack a car boot most efficiently? This is your shortcut to the art of the shortcut.

            ISBN 9780008393953
            Released NZ 5 Oct 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Crickonomics: The Anatomy of Modern Cricket
             

            Crickonomics: The Anatomy of Modern Cricket (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Szymanski, Stefan; Wigmore, Tim

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            • Pub Date
              30 Aug 22

            One of the bestselling authors of Soccernomics, Stefan Szymanski, teams up with the award-winning cricket writer Tim Wigmore (Cricket 2.0) and together they have turned their attention to cricket: the result is an enlightening, surprising and enjoyable read. Crickonomics answers ...those questions you have about the sport, and many more that you haven't: you'll be delighted to know all the answers. Will Test cricket die? Why is the Indian Premier League the most important competition in cricket? Why is cricket plagued by match fixing - is the problem getting better or worse? Will India's cricketing wealth make it the dominant cricket nation in the future, and can the world of cricket expand beyond its traditional strongholds? These are the questions many fans ask. This book answers them and many more besides. Cricket is an old and venerable game that has undergone dramatic changes in recent years. Many of these changes can be traced back to two sources: money and data. The rise of Indian cricket, and especially the Indian Premier League, has brought billions of dollars into a sport that was once the poor cousin of professional team sports. Cricket is also now part of the data revolution that has affected all sports. Just as Soccernomics did for football, this book will take a rational look at the game of cricket, past and present, and combine the expertise of an award winning cricket journalist with a leading sports economist, to provide startling insight and clear-headed analysis. Crickonomics will take readers on a journey across the world of cricket, covering a rich and eclectic range of topics - answering questions that readers always had, and opening their eyes to new issues.
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            ISBN 9781472992741
            Released NZ 30 Aug 2022
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Topics in Percolative and Disordered Systems
              

            Topics in Percolative and Disordered Systems (Hardback)

            Edited by Ramirez, Alejandro F.; Ben Arous, Gerard; Ferrari, Pablo A.; Newman, Charles M.; Sidoravicius, Vladas

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            Topics include developments based on breakthroughs in the mathematical understanding of phenomena describing systems in highly inhomogeneous and disordered media, including the KPZ universality class (describing the evolution of interfaces in two dimensions), random walks in rand...om environment and percolative systems.
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            ISBN 9781493903382
            Released NZ 17 Jun 2014
            Publisher Springer New York
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Springer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics
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            Simply Maths
             

            Simply Maths (Hardback)

            By DK

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            Understanding maths has never been easier. Combining bold, elegant graphics with easy-to-understand text, Simply Maths is the perfect introduction to the subject for those who are short of time but hungry for knowledge. Covering more than 90 key mathematical concepts from prime n...umbers and fractions to quadratic equations and probability experiments, each pared-back, single-page entry explains the concept more clearly than ever before. Organized by major themes - number theory and systems; calculations; geometry; algebra; graphs; ratio and proportion; measurement; probability and statistics; and calculus - entries explain the essentials of each key mathematical theory with simple clarity and for ease of understanding. Whether you are studying maths at school or college, or simply want a jargon-free overview of the subject, this indispensable guide is packed with everything you need to understand the basics quickly and easily.
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            ISBN 9780241515686
            Released NZ 15 Feb 2022
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series DK Simply
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            How the World Really Works: A Scientist's Guide to Our Past, Present and Future
             

            How the World Really Works: A Scientist's Guide to Our Past, Present and Future (Hardback)

            By Smil, Vaclav

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            We have never had so much information at our fingertips and yet most of us don't know how the world really works. This book explains seven of the most fundamental realities governing our survival and prosperity. From energy and food production, through our material world and its ...globalization, to risks, our environment and its future, How the World Really Works offers a much-needed reality check - because before we can tackle problems effectively, we must understand the facts. In this ambitious and thought-provoking book we see, for example, that globalization isn't inevitable and that our societies have been steadily increasing their dependence on fossil fuels, making their complete and rapid elimination unlikely. Vaclav Smil is neither a pessimist nor an optimist, he is a scientist; he is the world-leading expert on energy and an astonishing polymath. This is his magnum opus and is a continuation of his quest to make facts matter. Drawing on the latest science, including his own fascinating research, and tackling sources of misinformation head on - from Yuval Noah Harari to Noam Chomsky - ultimately Smil answers the most profound question of our age- are we irrevocably doomed or is a brighter utopia ahead?
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            ISBN 9780241454398
            Released NZ 27 Jan 2022
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Maths Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
             

            The Maths Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Parker, Matt

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            What is an imaginary number? Can two parallel lines ever meet? How can maths help us predict the future? Charting the development of maths around the world from Babylon to Bletchley Park, this book explores big questions like these and explains how the answers help us understand ...everything from patterns in nature to artificial intelligence. Written in clear English, The Maths Book is packed with short, pithy explanations that cut through the jargon, step-by-step diagrams that untangle knotty theories, memorable quotes, and witty illustrations that play with our ideas about numbers. This diverse and inclusive account of mathematics offers insights into the maths behind world economies and espionage. But it also traces the history of maths, from ancient ideas such as magic squares and the abacus to modern cryptography, fractals, and the final proof of Fermat's Last Theorem. Continuing the "Big Ideas" series' trademark combination of authoritative, clear text and bold graphics, The Maths Book uses an innovative visual approach to make the subject accessible to everyone, whether you're an avid student or just curious about maths.
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            ISBN 9780241350362
            Released NZ 3 Sep 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series Big Ideas
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            Numbers Don't Lie: 71 Things You Need to Know About the World

            Numbers Don't Lie: 71 Things You Need to Know About the World (Paperback)

            By Smil, Vaclav

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            Is flying dangerous? How much do the world's cows weigh? And what makes people happy? From earth's nations and inhabitants, through the fuels and foods that energize them, to the transportation and inventions of our modern world - and how all of this affects the planet itself - i...n Numbers Don't Lie, Professor Vaclav Smil takes us on a fact-finding adventure, using surprising statistics and illuminating graphs to challenge lazy thinking. Packed with 'Well-I-never-knew-that' information and with fascinating and unusual examples throughout, we find out how many people it took to build the Great Pyramid, that vaccination yields the best return on investment, and why electric cars aren't as great as we think (yet). There's a wonderful mix of science, history and wit, all in bite-sized chapters on a broad range of topics. Urgent and essential, Numbers Don't Lie inspires readers to interrogate what they take to be true in these significant times. Smil is on a mission to make facts matter, because after all, numbers may not lie, but which truth do they convey?
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            ISBN 9780241989692
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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            How to Make the World Add Up: Ten Rules for Thinking Differently About Numbers
             

            How to Make the World Add Up: Ten Rules for Thinking Differently About Numbers (Hardback)

            By Harford, Tim

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            Using his trademark narrative skills, Tim Harford takes us deep into the world of statistics and shows how important and powerful they can be

            ISBN 9781408712245
            Released NZ 24 Nov 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age 19+ years
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