Seriously Curious (Paperback)

109 facts and figures to turn your world upside down

Tom Standage

Following up 2016's hit Go Figure, another collection of astonishing bite-sized explainers from the Economist

Some questions you never think to ask. Others, you didn't know you didn't know. And some facts are so surprising they cry out for answers.
What can a president actually do? Why do cities sink into the ground? Why is Australia seemingly invulnerable to recessions? Why do people in couples do more housework than singletons?
The brilliant minds of the Economist collect these questions. Individually, they might seem bite-sized and inconsequential, but taken together they can reveal a whole new world.

Publication date: 01/11/2018

£8.99

ISBN: 9781788161367

Imprint: Economist Books

Subject: Humour & Gift, Reference

Seriously Curious (Ebook)

109 facts and figures to turn your world upside down

Tom Standage

Following up 2016's hit Go Figure, another collection of astonishing bite-sized explainers from the Economist

Some questions you never think to ask. Others, you didn't know you didn't know. And some facts are so surprising they cry out for answers.
What can a president actually do? Why do cities sink into the ground? Why is Australia seemingly invulnerable to recessions? Why do people in couples do more housework than singletons?
The brilliant minds of the Economist collect these questions. Individually, they might seem bite-sized and inconsequential, but taken together they can reveal a whole new world.

Publication date: 01/11/2018

£6.99

ISBN: 9781782834847

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B07CL2SRKS

Imprint: Economist Books

Subject: Humour & Gift, Reference

Reviews for Seriously Curious

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For Go Figure:

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

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Mark Mason The Daily Mail

Tom Standage

Tom Standage

Tom Standage is Deputy Editor of The Economist. He is the author of several books, including Uncommon Knowledge, Seriously Curious, Writing on the Wall: Social Media – The First 2,000 Years and The Victorian Internet. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and Wired.

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