Uncommon Knowledge (Paperback)

Extraordinary Things That Few People Know

Tom Standage

Following up 2016's hit Go Figure and 2018's Sunday Times bestseller Seriously Curious, another collection of astonishing bite-sized explainers from the Economist

The world can be an amazing place if you know the right questions to ask:

How did carrots become orange? What's stopping us from having a four-day week? How can we remove all the broken bits of satellite from orbit? If everything is so terrible, why is the global suicide rate falling?

The keen minds of the Economist love to look beyond everyday appearances to find out what really makes things tick. In this latest collection of The Economist Explains, they have gathered together the juiciest fruits of their never-ending quest for answers. For an uncommonly interesting read, take a peek at some Uncommon Knowledge - and pass it on! The world only gets more amazing when discoveries are shared.

Publication date: 07/11/2019

£9.99

ISBN: 9781788163323

Imprint: Economist Books

Subject: Humour & Gift, Reference

Uncommon Knowledge (Ebook)

Extraordinary Things That Few People Know

Tom Standage

Following up 2016's hit Go Figure and 2018's Sunday Times bestseller Seriously Curious, another collection of astonishing bite-sized explainers from the Economist

The world can be an amazing place if you know the right questions to ask:

How did carrots become orange? What's stopping us from having a four-day week? How can we remove all the broken bits of satellite from orbit? If everything is so terrible, why is the global suicide rate falling?

The keen minds of the Economist love to look beyond everyday appearances to find out what really makes things tick. In this latest collection of The Economist Explains, they have gathered together the juiciest fruits of their never-ending quest for answers. For an uncommonly interesting read, take a peek at some Uncommon Knowledge - and pass it on! The world only gets more amazing when discoveries are shared.

Publication date: 07/11/2019

£8.99

ISBN: 9781782835981

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B07RN99PZP

Imprint: Economist Books

Subject: Humour & Gift, Reference

Reviews for Uncommon Knowledge

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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 Daily Mail

'An uncommonly brilliant little book'

Marcus Berkmann Daily Mail

Tom Standage

Tom Standage

Tom Standage is technology editor of The Economist and author of several highly acclaimed books, including The Victorian Internet, The Mechanical Turk and The Neptune File.

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