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The Land-War In Ireland (1870) A History For The Times

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Graphs Don’t Lie: How to Lie with Graphs and Get Away With It… (Bite-Size Stats Series Book 2)

Sarah Palin, abortions, global warming and Usain Bolt. The CEO of Apple, 35 trillion gun deaths in 1995, Fox News and 193%. This book has got scandals galore!

With 9 witty chapters taking you on a roller coaster tour of graphical lies, pictorial deceits and pie charts of mayhem, this might just be the most entertaining book about graphs you'll read this year.

Did you know that between them, Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney enjoyed a total of 193% support from Republican candidates in the 2012 US primaries? It must be true - it was on a pie chart broadcast on Fox News. Did you also know that the number 34 is smaller than 14, and zero is much bigger than 22? Honest, it's true, it was published in a respectable national newspaper after the 2017 UK General Election. There can't have been any kind of misdirection here because they were all shown on a pie chart.

In this astonishing book, award winning statistician and author Lee Baker uncovers how politicians, the press, corporations and other statistical conmen use graphs and charts to deceive their unwitting audience. Like how a shocking, and yet seemingly innocuous statement as "Every year since 1950, the number of children gunned down has doubled", meant that there should have been at least 35 trillion gun deaths in 1995 alone, the year the quote was printed in a reputable journal. Or how an anti-abortion group made their point by trying to convince us all that 327,000 is actually a larger number than 935,573. Nice try, but no cigar - we weren't born yesterday.

In his trademark sardonic style, the author reveals the secrets of how the statistical hustlers use graphs and charts to manipulate and misrepresent for political or commercial gain - and often get away with it.

Written as a layman's guide to lying, cheating and deceiving with graphs, there's not a dull page in sight! And it's got elephants in it too...

Discover the exciting world of lying with graphs and charts. Get this book, TODAY!

FREE Introducing Graphic Guide Sampler

Introducing Graphic Guides is the bestselling series which explores big ideas from Quantum Theory to Psychoanalysis using concise, authoritative text and graphic novel-style illustrations.

For the very first time 28 titles are now available in ebook format for all e-reading devices.

This free ebook sampler contains extracts from six books:

oIntroducing Psychology asks what exactly psychology is, precisely, where has it come from and the extent to which it can be considered scientific.

oIntroducing Quantum Theory explores bizarre paradoxes which contradict the logic of classical physics in the work of Planck, Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg, Schrodinger and others

oIntroducing Islam recounts the history of the religion from the 6th century to its status as a global culture and political force today.

oIntroducing Statistics book traces the rise of statistics from the ancient Babylonians, Egyptians and Chinese, to the censuses of Romans and the Greeks, and the modern emergence of the term itself in Europe.

oIntroducing Capitalism tells the story of the remarkable and often ruthless rise of capitalist politics and economics, which have evolved through strife and struggle as much as innovation and enterprise

oIntroducing Feminism explores women's conscious struggle to resist discrimination and sexist oppression from the 17th century to the present day.

Find out more about the series at introducingbooks.com/ebooks

Principles of Microeconomics for AP Courses 2e

Principles of Microeconomics for AP(R) Courses 2e covers the scope and sequence requirements for an Advanced Placement(R) microeconomics course and is listed on the College Board's AP(R) example textbook list. The second edition includes many current examples and recent data from FRED (Federal Reserve Economic Data), which are presented in a politically equitable way. The outcome is a balanced approach to the theory and application of economics concepts.

Navigating Through Cryptocurrencies: Introduction, Investing, ICOs, Scams and Interviews

Everything you need to know to start investing into cryptocurrencies. Introduction, opportunities, scams and interviews with cryptocurrency companies.

Cruel World

Globalization and Capitalist Geopolitics (Open Access): Sovereignty and state power in a multipolar world (Rethinking Globalizations)

Globalization and Capitalist Geopolitics is concerned with the nature of corporate power against the backdrop of the decline of the West and the struggle by non-western states to challenge and overcome domination of the rest of the world by the West. This book argues that although the US continues to preside over a quasi-imperial system of power based on global military preponderance and financial statecraft, and remains reluctant to recognize the realities global economic convergence, the age of imperial state hegemony is giving way to a new international order characterized by capitalist sovereignty and competition between regional and transnational concentrations of economic power. This title seeks to interrogate the structure of world order by examining leading approaches to globalization and political economy in international relations and international political economy. Breaking with the classical school, Woodley argues that geopolitics should be understood as a transnational strategic practice employed by powerful state actors, which mirrors predatory corporate rivalry for control over global resources and markets, reproducing the structural conditions for corporate power through the transnational state form of capital. In a period of increasing geopolitical insecurity and economic instability this title provides an authoritative yet accessible commentary on debates on capitalism and globalization in the wake of the financial crisis. It is valuable resource for students and scholars seeking to develop a deeper understanding of the historical determinants of the changing dynamics of neoliberal capitalism and their implications for world order.

Women Workers And Technological Change In Europe In The Nineteenth And twentieth century

Women Workers and Technological Change in Europe in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Traces the origins of the segregation between women's and men's work in the 19th and 20th century. It rejects the idea that women were mainly employed as unskilled labour, asserting that women's skills were required but that historical records and social definitions of "skill" have denied this.