Category: Book

Proofiness: The Dark Arts of Mathematical Deception

From the Publisher: The bestselling author of Zero shows how mathematical misinformation pervades-and shapes-our daily lives. According to MSNBC, having a child makes you stupid. You actually lose IQ points. Good Morning America has announced that… more »

Persistence Pays - U.S. Agricultural Productivity Growth and the Benefits from Public R&D Spending

From the Publisher: This book documents the evolving path of U.S. agriculture in the 20th Century and the role of public R&D in that evolution. The work begins with a detailed quantitative assessment of the shifting patterns of production among the… more »

New Urban Land Institute (ULI) Book, Conservation Communities: Creating Value With Nature, Open Space, and Agriculture, Offers Anti-Sprawl Solution to Accommodate Growth and Save Land

The beneficial impact of conservation development as way to both accommodate population growth and save land in outlying suburbs and rural areas is highlighted in Conservation Communities: Creating Value with Nature, Open Space, and Agriculture, a new pu… more »

Economics of Sustainable Tourism

Description from the publisher: Tourism is one of the world's largest industries and one of its fastest growing economic sectors helping to generate income and employment for local people. At the same time, it has many negative outsourced effects on t… more »