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Go Figure

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Imprint: Economist Books
Subject: Reference, Humour & Gift

Go Figure

Things you didn’t know you didn’t know: The Economist Explains

Tom Standage

Smart, savvy answers to universal questions, from the highly popular Economist Explains and Daily Chart blogs, a treat for the knowing, the uninitiated and the downright curious

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9781782832416 (10 Nov 2016)

About the book

Which James Bond drinks the most martinis?
What do Satanists really believe?
How do hurricanes get their names?
Why are bees disappearing?
Is chocolate healthy?

...Go Figure has the answers.

Bringing together the very best from the clever people at The Economist, Go Figure explains the mind-boggling, the peculiar and the profound, things you might always have quietly wondered about and yet more you didn't know you didn't know.

Figure out why so many Koreans are called Kim, how bitcoin mining works, why eating insects makes sense and how to get ahead under a dictator - a treat for the knowing, the uninitiated and the downright curious.

About the author

Tom Standage is Deputy Editor of The Economist. He joined the magazine in 1998, and has been Technology Editor, Business Editor and Digital Editor. He is author of six books, including A History of the World in 6 Glasses and The Victorian Internet, and his writing has appeared in the New York Times, Daily Telegraph, Guardian and Wired.


Books like this make you wary of ever guessing the answer to anything

- Mark Mason, The Daily Mail

Additional Information

Imprint: Economist Books
Subject: Reference, Humour & Gift

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