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[ Download Ebook ] ♶ A field guide to lies ☧ Winner of theMavis Gallant Prize for NonfictionOne of Hudson Booksellers Best Business Interest Books of Daniel Levitins field guide is acritical thinking primer for our shrill, data drenched age Its an essential tool for really understandingthe texts, posts, tweets, magazines, newspapers, podcasts, op eds, interviews and speeches that bombard us every day From the way averages befuddle to the logical fallacies that sneak by us, every page is enlighteningCharles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit and Smarter, Faster, Better The world is awash with data, but not always with accurate information A Field Guide to Lies does a terrific job of illustrating the difference between the two with precisionand delightful good humorCharles Wheelan, Senior Lecturer and Policy Fellow, Rockefeller Center, Dartmouth College, author of Naked EconomicsA Field Guide to Lies by the neuroscientist Daniel Levitin lays out the many ways in which each of us can be fooled and misled by numbers and logic, as well as the modes of critical thinking we will need to overcome this The Wall Street Journal Valuable tools for anyone willing to evaluate claims and get to the truth of the matter Kirkus ReviewsThis useful, entertaining, and highly readable guide is ready to arm everyday citizens with the tools to combat the spread of spurious, and often ridiculous, information Library Journal A book you may want to have close by at all times Success Magazine A Field Guide to Lies serves as a kind of Strunk White for sloppy thinkers New York Journal of BooksEntertaining and filled with helpful hints, A Field Guide to Lies is a valuable tool for navigating the daily data onslaught San Jose Mercury News S mart and humorousthe tools anyone needs to tell good information from bad are in this definitive guide to critical thinkingShelf AwarenessExceptional practicaland essential adviceBig ThinkAn entertaining, user friendly primer on evaluating data wisely The Washington Independent Review of BooksThis is a wonderful book It covers so many of the insights of science, logic, and statistics that the public needs to know, yet are sadly neglected in the education that most of us receiveEdward K Cheng,Tarkington Chair of Teaching Excellence and professor of law at Vanderbilt Law SchoolHits on the most important issues around statistical literacy, and uses good examples to illustrate its points I could not put this book down Reading it has been a pleasure, believe me I am so impressed with Levitin s writing style, which is clear and simple, unlike much of the murky stuff that is written by statisticians and many othersMorris Olitsky, former Vice President, Market Research and Analysis, Prudential Financial, Statistician, USDAInsightful and entertainingan excellent workGregg Gascon, Biomedical Informatics, Ohio State UniversityJust as Strunk and White taught us how to communicate better, the Field Guide to Lies is an indispensable guide to thinking better As Big Data becomes a dominant theme in our culture, we are all obliged to sharpen our critical thinking so as to thwart the forces of obfuscation Levitin has done a great service hereJasper Rine, Professor of Genetics, Genomics, and Development, UC BerkeleyNot since Huff s classic How to Lie with Statistics has a book so clearly described how numbers can be used to deceive and misdirect Levitin shows how to critically evaluate claims that charlatans, the media, and politicians would have us believeStan Lazic, Team Leader in Quantitative Biology at AstraZenecaA must read Professor Levitin convinces the reader why critical thinking has become evencrucial in the Information Age As we are consistently bombarded with information, lets question its veracity and acquire the tools to analyze itIsabelle Bajeux Besnainou, Dean and Professor of Finance, Desautels Faculty of Management , McGill UniversityWell researched, and provides a valuable guide to assist the public with a methodology for evaluating the truth behind this cacophony of information that constantly inundatesPatrick Martin, Magician A valuable primer on critical thinking that convincingly illustrates the prevalence of misinformation in everyday life Publisher s Weekly Ce texte fait r f rence l dition CDThe bestselling author of The Organized Mind reveals the hidden secrets of statistics Facts and figures on absolutely everything are at our fingertips, but are often distorted or outright lies In this accessible guide filled with fascinating examples, neuroscientist Daniel Levitin shows us how learning to understand statistics will enable you to make better judgements on the world around you