The idea of the book is simply to try to understand the extraordinary contraption that is us.' In the bestselling, prize-winning A Short History of Nearly Everything Bill Bryson achieved the seemingly impossible by making the science of our world both understandable and entertaining to millions of people around the globe.
Waterford Whispers News 2019 is the sixth annual from Ireland's leading online satirical site, featuring the funniest stories of the year. Packed with brilliant satire, sharp wit and insightful social commentary, Waterford Whispers is now a worldwide phenomenon and a must-read in an era when the news has never been more unpredictable.
Planet Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly?
'A hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases.' BARACK OBAMA Timely, short and essential, FACTFULNESS reveals the power of facts in a post-truth world, by late international sensation Hans Rosling ('a true inspiration' - Bill Gates) and his long-term collaborators Ola and Anna.
What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? The golden thread running through his exhilarating new book is the challenge of maintaining our collective and individual focus in the face of constant and disorienting change. Are we still capable of understanding the world we have created?
Due Out 31/10/2019. `Channelling the spirit of Monty Python, Father Ted and Oscar Wilde, [@BorderIrish] trolls the Brexit process with a tone that is whimsical, sometimes surreal and always pointed.' - Guardian