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Results for Stupidity.
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Call #
857 C
Edition
First American edition.
Descript.
81 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note
Translation of: Leggi fondamentali della stupidità umana
"The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity was originally published in Italian in 1988 by Società editrice il Mulino ... First published in English by Società editrice il Mulino. © 2011 by Società editrice il Mulino, Bologna."
Contents
The first basic law --The second basic law --A technical interlude --The third (and golden) basic law --Frequency distribution --Stupidity and power --The power of stupidity --The fourth basic law --Macro analysis and the fifth basic law.
Summary
"An economist explores the five laws that confirm our worst fears: stupid people can and do rule the world"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject
Genre
Alt Author
Taleb, Nassim Nicholas, 1960- writer of foreword.
ISBN/ISSN
9780385546478 (hardcover)
0385546475 (hardcover)
Call #
306 S
Edition
1st ed.
Descript.
xiv, 304 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-296) and index.
Contents
Clueless media -- He and she -- Bashing business -- Monster government -- Stupid schools -- Consumer cons -- The lawsuit racket -- Experts for everything -- The power of belief -- Our health -- Perils of parenting -- The pursuit of happiness.
Summary
Myths and misconceptions covered in the book include: Is the media unbiased? Are our schools helping or hurting our kids? Do singles have a better sex life than married people? Do we have less free time than we used to? Is outsourcing bad for American workers? Suburban sprawl is ruining America; money makes people happier; the world is too crowded; we're drowning in garbage; profiteering is evil; sweatshops exploit people. Investigative reporter Stossel takes on these issues and many more.--From publisher description.
Subject
Title
Get out the shovel-- why everything you know is wrong
ISBN/ISSN
1401302548
Descript.
1 streaming video file (17 min.) : sd., col.
Note
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 24, 2012.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Part of the series Falling Walls Conference.
Contents
Computers: Stupid and Smart (3:40) -- Mathematics and Geology (3:10) -- Mathematics and Neuroscience (2:30) -- Mathematics and Biology/Science (3:49) -- Mathematics and Art History (3:04)
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Credits
Features Ingrid Daubechies.
Summary
What if we could see through the issues of everyday life, convert them into numbers, and have a computer find the solution? The research of Ingrid Daubechies is based on the abstraction of the mathematical problems underlying science, engineering, and finance, among other fields, and the subsequent study of a solution through analysis. Daubechies, a Belgian mathematician and physicist, has taught at Rutgers, Princeton, and Duke; she is also the first woman to lead the International Mathematical Union and be awarded the U.S. National Academy of Sciences Medal in mathematics. Daubechies pioneered the use of wavelets as a mathematical tool to extract and store information from diverse data sets, like audio signals and images - and in this video of a 2011 Falling Walls Conference, she shares her latest successes in perfecting the conversion from analog to digital signaling and elaborating reversible algorithms in the fields of geophysics, biology, and art history.
Audience
11 & up.
System Det
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Note
Closed-captioned.
Title from distributor's description.
Subject
Genre
Subject
Alt Author
Falling Walls Foundation.
Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Films Media Group.
Title
How Wavelet Analysis Improves Geophysics, Biology, and Art History
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