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The world can be an amazing place if you know the right questions to ask:How did carrots become orange? What's stopping us from having a four-day week? How can we remove all the broken bits of satellite from orbit? If everything is so terrible, why is the global suicide rate falling?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 together the juiciest fruits of their never-ending quest for answers. For an uncommonly interesting read, take a peek at some Uncommon Knowledge - and pass it on! The world only gets more amazing when discoveries are shared.

Uncommon knowledge - Tom Standage

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Title
Uncommon knowledge - The economist explains - extraordinary things that few people know
Author
Tom Standage
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Economist
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20191107

The world can be an amazing place if you know the right questions to ask:How did carrots become orange? What's stopping us from having a four-day week? How can we remove all the broken bits of satellite from orbit? If everything is so terrible, why is the global suicide rate falling?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 together the juiciest fruits of their never-ending quest for answers. For an uncommonly interesting read, take a peek at some Uncommon Knowledge - and pass it on! The world only gets more amazing when discoveries are shared.

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Tom Standage is technology editor of The Economist and author of several highly acclaimed books, including The Victorian Internet, The Mechanical Turk and The Neptune File.

For Go Figure:
 
 "Books like this make you wary of ever guessing the answer to anything
Daily Mail - Mark Mason

An uncommonly brilliant little book
Daily Mail - Marcus Berkmann

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Curiosities and wonders.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
261

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