A Field Guide to Lies

Written By Daniel J. Levitin
A Field Guide to Lies
  • Publsiher : Dutton Books
  • Release : 19 November 2019
  • ISBN : 9780593182512
  • Pages : 336 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled A Field Guide to Lies written by Daniel J. Levitin which was release on 19 November 2019, this book published by Dutton Books. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Winner of the National Business Book Award From the New York Times bestselling author of The Organized Mind and This Is Your Brain on Music, a primer to the critical thinking that is more necessary now than ever We are bombarded with more information each day than our brains can process--especially in election season. It's raining bad data, half-truths, and even outright lies. New York Times bestselling author Daniel J. Levitin shows how to recognize misleading announcements, statistics, graphs, and written reports, revealing the ways lying weasels can use them. It's becoming harder to separate the wheat from the digital chaff. How do we distinguish misinformation, pseudo-facts, and distortions from reliable information? Levitin groups his field guide into two categories--statistical information and faulty arguments--ultimately showing how science is the bedrock of critical thinking. Infoliteracy means understanding that there are hierarchies of source quality and bias that variously distort our information feeds via every media channel, including social media. We may expect newspapers, bloggers, the government, and Wikipedia to be factually and logically correct, but they so often aren't. We need to think critically about the words and numbers we encounter if we want to be successful at work, at play, and in making the most of our lives. This means checking the plausibility and reasoning--not passively accepting information, repeating it, and making decisions based on it. Readers learn to avoid the extremes of passive gullibility and cynical rejection. Levitin's charming, entertaining, accessible guide can help anyone wake up to a whole lot of things that aren't so. And catch some weasels in their tracks!

A Field Guide to Lies

A Field Guide to Lies
  • Author : Daniel J. Levitin
  • Publisher : Dutton Books
  • Release Date : 2019-11-19
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780593182512
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Summary : Winner of the National Business Book Award From the New York Times bestselling author of The Organized Mind and This Is Your Brain on Music, a primer to the critical thinking that is more necessary now than ever We are bombarded with more information each day than our brains can ...

A Field Guide to Lies and Statistics

A Field Guide to Lies and Statistics
  • Author : Daniel J. Levitin
  • Publisher : Viking
  • Release Date : 2018-02
  • Total pages : 292
  • ISBN : 9780593182512
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Summary : A guide to critical thinking in the 'post-truth' era, from the author of Sunday Times best-seller The Organized Mind We live in a world of information overload. Facts and figures on absolutely everything are at our fingertips, but are too often biased, distorted, or outright lies. From unemployment figures to ...

Weaponized Lies Deluxe

Weaponized Lies Deluxe
  • Author : Daniel J. Levitin
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-03-07
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780593182512
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Summary : This deluxe eBook (previously published as A Field Guide to Lies Deluxe) features six videos from Daniel Levitin, with more examples, anecdotes, and added visual guides. We’re surrounded by fringe theories, fake news, and pseudo-facts. These lies are getting repeated. New York Times bestselling author Daniel Levitin shows how ...

A Field Guide to Lies

A Field Guide to Lies
  • Author : Daniel J. Levitin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-09-06
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780593182512
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A Field Guide to Lies

A Field Guide to Lies
  • Author : Daniel J. Levitin
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-11-19
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780593182512
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Summary : Winner of the National Business Book Award From the New York Times bestselling author of The Organized Mind and This Is Your Brain on Music, a primer to the critical thinking that is more necessary now than ever We are bombarded with more information each day than our brains can ...

A Field Guide to Lies Deluxe

A Field Guide to Lies Deluxe
  • Author : Daniel J. Levitin
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-09-06
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780593182512
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Summary : From The New York Times bestselling author of THE ORGANIZED MIND and THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON MUSIC, a primer to the critical thinking that is more necessary now than ever. This deluxe eBook features six videos from Daniel Levitin, with more examples, anecdotes, and added visual guides. We are ...

A Field Guide to Lies and Statistics

A Field Guide to Lies and Statistics
  • Author : Daniel Levitin
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2016-09-08
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780593182512
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Summary : A guide to critical thinking in the 'post-truth' era, from the author of Sunday Times best-seller The Organized Mind We live in a world of information overload. Facts and figures on absolutely everything are at our fingertips, but are too often biased, distorted, or outright lies. From unemployment figures to ...

Weaponized Lies

Weaponized Lies
  • Author : Daniel J. Levitin
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-03-07
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780593182512
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Summary : Previously Published as A Field Guide to Lies We’re surrounded by fringe theories, fake news, and pseudo-facts. These lies are getting repeated. New York Times bestselling author Daniel Levitin shows how to disarm these socially devastating inventions and get the American mind back on track. Here are the fundamental ...

Stat Spotting

Stat Spotting
  • Author : Joel Best
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2013-09-14
  • Total pages : 146
  • ISBN : 9780593182512
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Summary : This edition updates benchmarks, includes a new chapter on rhetoric, updated a few examples, and thoroughly updated the bibliography....

How to Detect Lies Fraud and Identity Theft

How to Detect Lies  Fraud and Identity Theft
  • Author : Traci Brown
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-02-18
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9780593182512
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Summary : Download or read online How to Detect Lies Fraud and Identity Theft written by Traci Brown, published by which was released on 2017-02-18. Get How to Detect Lies Fraud and Identity Theft Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

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54 minuten
  • Author : Marieke Nijkamp
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-12-06
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780593182512
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Summary : De vier Amerikaanse tieners Autumn, Claire, Sylvia en Tomas worden gevolgd tijdens een 54 minuten durende schietpartij op hun highschool in Alabama. Vanaf ca. 15 jaar....

The Changing Mind

The Changing Mind
  • Author : Daniel Levitin
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2020-02-27
  • Total pages : 528
  • ISBN : 9780593182512
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Summary : A NEW YORK TIMES AND SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Everyone we know needs this remarkable book ... Essential for the rest of your life' Daniel H. Pink, author of When and Drive' The secrets of ageing well ... a serious, evidence-based guide to what really works and why' Sunday Times ____________________________________________ We have long ...

The Organized Mind

The Organized Mind
  • Author : Daniel Levitin
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2015-01-29
  • Total pages : 528
  • ISBN : 9780593182512
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Summary : 'Thought-provoking and practical ... Good advice based on sound neuroscientific principles' Sunday Times In The Organized Mind, New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author and neuroscientist Daniel Levitin offers solutions for the problems of information overload. ___________________________________________________ Overwhelmed by demands on your time? Baffled by the sheer volume of data? You're ...

The World in Six Songs

The World in Six Songs
  • Author : Daniel Levitin
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2019-07-04
  • Total pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780593182512
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Summary : Dividing the sum total of human musical achievement, from Beethoven to The Beatles, Busta Rhymes to Bach, into just six fundamental forms, Levitin illuminates, through songs of friendship, joy, comfort, knowledge, religion and love, how music has been instrumental in the evolution of language, thought and culture. And how, far ...

A Field Guide to Earthlings

A Field Guide to Earthlings
  • Author : Ian Ford,Stephanie Hamilton
  • Publisher : Ian Ford Software Corp
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Total pages : 218
  • ISBN : 9780593182512
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Summary : Autistic people often live in a state of anxiety and confusion about the social world, running into misunderstandings and other barriers. This book unlocks the inner workings of neurotypical behavior, which can be mysterious to autistics. Proceeding from root concepts of language and culture through 62 behavior patterns used by neurotypical ...