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Head in the cloud : why knowing things still matters when facts are so easy to look up / William Poundstone.

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  • 5 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette 306.420973 POU (Text) 31951004133846 Main Floor - New Arrivals Checked out 05/28/2017
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 306.46 POUNDSTONE (Text) 33946003132276 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316256544
  • ISBN: 0316256544
  • ISBN: 9780316395069
  • ISBN: 0316395064
  • Physical Description: x, 340 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-323) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: Facts are obsolete -- Part One: The Dunning-Kruger effect -- 1. "I wore the juice" -- 2. A map of ignorance -- 3. Dumb history -- 4. The one-in-five rule -- 5. The low-information electorate -- Part Two: The knowledge premium -- 6. Putting a price tag on facts -- 7. Elevator-pitch science -- 8. Grammar police, grammar hippies -- 9. Nanoframe -- 10. Is shrimp kosher? -- 11. Philosophers and reality stars -- 12. Sex and absurdity -- 13. Moving the goalposts -- 14. Marshmallow test -- 15. The value of superficial learning -- Part Three: Strategies for a culturally illiterate world -- 16. When dumbing down is smart -- 17. Curating knowledge -- 18. The ice-cap riddle -- 19. The fox and the hedgehog.
Summary, etc.: Looks at the state of knowledge in the American public, and demonstrates how many areas of knowledge correlate with quality of life, politics, and behavior, arguing that being knowledgeable has significant value even when facts can be looked up with little effort.
Subject: Knowledge, Theory of.
Big data.
Information behavior.
Massendaten.
Erkenntnistheorie.
Informationsverhalten.
Sozialer Wandel.

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