Unconventional Wisdom (Paperback)

Adventures in the Surprisingly True

Tom Standage

Another bestselling collection of astonishing explainers from The Economist

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

How much does a ghost reduce a house's value? How are winemakers responding to climate change? How much should you tip your Uber driver? Should your dog fear Easter more than fireworks?

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 the weirdest and most counter-intuitive answers they've found in their endless quest to explain our bizarre world. Take a peek at some Unconventional Wisdom - and pass it on! The world only gets more amazing when discoveries are shared.

Publication date: 05/11/2020

£8.99

ISBN: 9781788166133

Imprint: Economist Books

Subject: Current Affairs, Humour & Gift, Politics & Economics, Reference

Unconventional Wisdom (Ebook)

Adventures in the Surprisingly True

Tom Standage

Another bestselling collection of astonishing explainers from The Economist

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

How much does a ghost reduce a house's value? How are winemakers responding to climate change? How much should you tip your Uber driver? Should your dog fear Easter more than fireworks?

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 the weirdest and most counter-intuitive answers they've found in their endless quest to explain our bizarre world. Take a peek at some Unconventional Wisdom - and pass it on! The world only gets more amazing when discoveries are shared.

Publication date: 05/11/2020

£6.99

ISBN: 9781782837510

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B089XHNRY9

Imprint: Economist Books

Subject: Current Affairs, Humour & Gift, Politics & Economics, Reference

Reviews for Unconventional Wisdom

'The Father Christmas of knowledge'

Giles Coren 

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Praise for Go Figure:

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

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Mark Mason 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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