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Finding Reliable Information Online by Leslie F. Stebbins
Publication Date: 2015-09-17
We live in an information-saturated environment and spend far too much time searching, surfing, skimming, contributing, and organizing the information in our lives. This book aims to help streamline the process.
The Truth Matters by Bruce Bartlett
Publication Date: 2017-10-24
The News: a User's Manual by Alain de Botton
Publication Date: 2014-12-02
The News: A User's Manual is an insightful analysis of the impact of the incessant news machine on us and our culture.
Everydata by John H. Johnson; Mike Gluck
Publication Date: 2016-05-05
While everyone is talking about "big data," the truth is that understanding the "little data"--the stats that underlie newspaper headlines, stock reports, weather forecasts, and so on--is what helps you make smarter decisions at work, at home, and in every aspect of your life.