Seriously Curious (Paperback)

The Facts and Figures that Turn Our World Upside Down (Economist Books)

By Tom Standage (Editor)

The Economist, 9781610399937, 272pp.

Publication Date: November 27, 2018

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Description

Smart, savvy answers to universal questions, from the highly popular The Economist Explains and Daily Chart blogs-a treat for the knowing, the uninitiated, and the downright curious.

Seriously Curious: The Facts and Figures that Turn Our World Upside Down brings together the very best explainers and charts, written and created by top journalists to help us understand such brain-bending conundrums as why Swedes overpay their taxes, why America still allows child marriage, and what the link is between avocados and crime. Subjects both topical and timeless, profound and peculiar, are explained with The Economist's trademark wit and verve.

The Economist Explains and its online sister, the Daily Chart, are the two most popular blogs on The Economist's website. Together, these online giants provide answers to the kinds of questions, quirky and serious, that may be puzzling anyone interested in the world around them. Want to know why exorcisms are on the rise in France or how porn consumption changed during a false alarm missile strike warning in Hawaii? We have the answers They are sometimes surprising, often intriguing, and always enlightening.


About the Author

Tom Standage is Deputy Editor of The Economist. He joined the magazine in 1998, and has been Technology Editor, Business Editor, and Digital Editor. He is author of six books, including Writing on the Wall: Social Media - The First 2,000 Years and The Victorian Internet, and his writing has appeared in the New York Times, Daily Telegraph, Guardian, and Wired.


Praise For Seriously Curious: The Facts and Figures that Turn Our World Upside Down (Economist Books)

"Lucid answers to a wide variety of topical questions... A lively compendium of fun and facts."—Kirkus Reviews