A Field Guide to Lies

Written By Daniel J. Levitin
A Field Guide to Lies
  • Publsiher : Penguin
  • Release : 06 September 2016
  • ISBN : 0698409795
  • Pages : 304 pages
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Download or read book entitled A Field Guide to Lies by author: Daniel J. Levitin which was release on 06 September 2016 and published by Penguin with total page 304 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. 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, distortions, and outright lies from reliable information? Levitin groups his field guide into two categories—statistical infomation 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 lying weasels in their tracks!

A Field Guide to Lies

A Field Guide to Lies
  • Author : Daniel J. Levitin
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-09-06
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0698409795
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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. We are bombarded with more information each day than our brains can process—especially in election season. It's raining ...

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 : 0698409795
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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 : 0698409795
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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 : Viking
  • Release Date : 2017-01-26
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0698409795
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Summary : "We live in a world of informationoverload. Facts and figures on absolutely everything are at our fingertips, but are too often biased, distorted, or outright lies. From unemployment figures to voting polls, IQ tests to divorce rates, we're bombarded by seemingly plausible statistics on how people live and what they ...

Weaponized Lies

Weaponized Lies
  • Author : Daniel J. Levitin
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-03-07
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0698409795
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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 ...

The Changing Mind

The Changing Mind
  • Author : Daniel Levitin
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2020-02-27
  • Total pages : 528
  • ISBN : 0698409795
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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 ...

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 : 0698409795
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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 ...

A Field Guide to the Stars and Planets

A Field Guide to the Stars and Planets
  • Author : Jay M. Pasachoff
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Total pages : 578
  • ISBN : 0698409795
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Summary : Provides star gazers with the latest data on solar eclipses, phases of the moon, and planetary positions...

Bad Lies

Bad Lies
  • Author : Charles Lindsay
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2010-05-15
  • Total pages : 300
  • ISBN : 0698409795
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Summary : In Bad Lies, golf's wittiest observer, photographer Charles Lindsay, celebrates the hazards and pitfalls of the game. Lindsay stakes out the diabolic border territories that encroach on golf courses -- moon-crater bunkers, waist-high fescue grass, murky lake bottoms -- to capture the unbelievable my-ball-went-where? moments that make the game so ...

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 : 0698409795
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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 ...

The Field Guide to Pregnancy

The Field Guide to Pregnancy
  • Author : Caylie See, L.Ac.
  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Release Date : 2016-10-04
  • Total pages : 264
  • ISBN : 0698409795
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Summary : For women who feel excited, overwhelmed, terrified, or just plain curious about their pregnancy journey, acupuncturist and integrative fertility expert Caylie See has written this pragmatic, insightful, and straightforward guide to finding the best information, resources, and foods to nourish their pregnancies. Balancing Eastern and Western medical perspectives, natural remedies, ...

Shooting The Bull

Shooting The Bull
  • Author : Guy Smith
  • Publisher : Free Thinkers Media
  • Release Date : 2011-05
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0698409795
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Summary : Read online Shooting The Bull written by Guy Smith, published by Free Thinkers Media which was released on 2011-05. Download full Shooting The Bull Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

A Field Guide to the Snakes of Belize

A Field Guide to the Snakes of Belize
  • Author : Tony Garel
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Total pages : 147
  • ISBN : 0698409795
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Summary : Read online A Field Guide to the Snakes of Belize written by Tony Garel, published by which was released on 1996. Download full A Field Guide to the Snakes of Belize Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Successful Aging

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  • Author : Daniel J. Levitin
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-01-07
  • Total pages : 528
  • ISBN : 0698409795
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Summary : INSTANT TOP 10 BESTSELLER *New York Times *USAToday *Washington Post *LA Times "Debunks the idea that aging inevitably brings infirmity and unhappiness and instead offers a trove of practical, evidence-based guidance for living longer and better." —Daniel H. Pink, author of When and Drive SUCCESSFUL AGING delivers powerful insights: • Debunking the ...

A Field Guide to Contemporary Poetry and Poetics

A Field Guide to Contemporary Poetry and Poetics
  • Author : Stuart Friebert,David Walker,David Young
  • Publisher : Field Editions
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Total pages : 342
  • ISBN : 0698409795
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Summary : One of the hallmarks of FIELD magazine has always been its attention to what poets have to say about poetry. Many of these essays--by William Stafford, Denise Levertov, Gary Snyder, Adrienne Rich, Donald Hall, Robert Bly, and Sandra McPherson, among others--have become classics. This revised and expanded collection of essays ...