Tim Harford is peerless at making sense of a complicated world and our place within it. This is a book that all children should read'- Matthew Syed
-> Did you know that a toy spaceship can teach you about inflation? -> Or that a pooping cow can show you how to invest your pocket money? -> And that even the greatest detectives have been fooled by fake news and dancing fairies?
The world is often full of bamboozling headlines and numbers that don't add up. But don't panic. Within these pages you will transform into a Truth Detective, hunting down the truth about the world around you.
You will meet heroic truth detectives, such as Florence Nightingale who started a revolution with a pie chart. You will encounter dastardly villains who have tried to trip us up with dodgy data and misinformation. And you will learn how being smart and savvy with numbers, will help you be smart and savvy about everything else in life too.
So grab your detective cap, pick up your magnifying glass and start seeing the world like never before.
A must read for curious kidsfrompresenter of BBC Radio 4's "More or Less", TimHarford and with wonderfulillustrationsto enjoy by Ollie Mann.
The Truth Detective: How to make sense of a world that doesn't add up
Wren & Rook
Number Of Pages:
Reading age :
9 - 12 years
Country Of Origin:
16 March 2023
Tim Harford is the author of nine books, including The Undercover Economist and How To Make The World Add Up, which was a Sunday Times number 1 Business Book Bestseller. Tim is the writer and presenter of the Cautionary Tales podcast, starring Helena Bonham Carter and Jeffrey Wright, which has already reached 10 million downloads. He is also the presenter of the BBC Radio shows More or Less, Fifty Things That Made The Modern Economy and How To Vaccinate The World - where his guests included Anthony Fauci and Bill Gates.
Tim's TED talks have been viewed more than 11 million times and he has spoken at the Royal Institution and the Sydney Opera House. He is a member of Nuffield College, Oxford, an honorary fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, and in 2019 was made an OBE "for services to improving economic understanding".
Tim's children are aged 16, 14 and 9.