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Product Description: The best-selling Naked series tackles the weird world of money.Consider the $20 bill.It has no more value, as a simple slip of paper, than Monopoly money. Yet even children recognize that tearing one into small pieces is an act of inconceivable stupidity...read more

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9780393069020 | W W Norton & Co Inc, April 4, 2016, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: The best-selling Naked series tackles the weird world of money.

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The best-selling author of Naked Economics defies the odds with a book about statistics that you’ll welcome and enjoy. Once considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly evolving into a discipline Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, has actually called “sexy.” From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and bounds. How can we catch schools that cheat on standardized tests? How does Netflix know which movies you’ll like? What is causing the rising incidence of autism? As best-selling author Charles Wheelan shows us in Naked Statistics, the right data and a few well-chosen statistical tools can help us answer these questions and more. For those who slept through Stats 101, this book is a lifesaver. Wheelan strips away the arcane and technical details and focuses on the underlying intuition that drives statistical analysis. He clarifies key concepts such as inference, correlation, and regression analysis, reveals how biased or careless parties can manipulate or misrepresent data, and shows us how brilliant and creative researchers are exploiting the valuable data from natural experiments to tackle thorny questions.And in Wheelan’s trademark style, there’s not a dull page in sight. You’ll encounter clever Schlitz Beer marketers leveraging basic probability, an International Sausage Festival illuminating the tenets of the central limit theorem, and a head-scratching choice from the famous game show Let’s Make a Deal―and you’ll come away with insights each time. With the wit, accessibility, and sheer fun that turned Naked Economics into a bestseller, Wheelan defies the odds yet again by bringing another essential, formerly unglamorous discipline to life.

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9780393071955 | W W Norton & Co Inc, January 7, 2013, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: The best-selling author of Naked Economics defies the odds with a book about statistics that you’ll welcome and enjoy.

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9780393347777 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, January 13, 2014), cover price $16.95

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Product Description: A vision―and detailed road map to power―for a new party that will champion America’s rational center. From debt ceiling standoffs to single-digit Congress approval ratings, America’s political system has never been more polarized―or paralyzed―than it is today...read more

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9780393346879 | W W Norton & Co Inc, April 19, 2013, cover price $10.00 | About this edition: A vision―and detailed road map to power―for a new party that will champion America’s rational center.

The first introductory public policy text with a strong economics perspective. A new textbook by Charles Wheelan, author of Naked Economics, Introduction to Public Policy uses economic principles to demonstrate that sound public policy occurs when unfettered private markets provide the greatest good for the greatest number. Only when it does not do this is government intervention needed.

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9780393926651 | W W Norton & Co Inc, October 27, 2010, cover price $103.55

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9780393149821 | W W Norton & Co Inc, October 22, 2010, cover price $93.20 | About this edition: The first introductory public policy text with a strong economics perspective.

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A visual tour of Chicago throughout the four seasons of the year features dramatic aerial photography and includes coverage of such areas as the city's lakefront, skyscrapers, residential neighborhoods, and bordering landscapes. 25,000 first printing.

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9780810958746 | Harry N Abrams Inc, June 1, 2005, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: A visual tour of Chicago throughout the four seasons of the year features dramatic aerial photography and includes coverage of such areas as the city's lakefront, skyscrapers, residential neighborhoods, and bordering landscapes.

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Seeks to provide a genuinely engaging and comprehensive primer to economics that explains key concepts without technical jargon and using common-sense examples. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

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9780393049824 | 1 edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, September 1, 2002), cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Seeks to provide an engaging and comprehensive primer to economics that explains key concepts without technical jargon and using common-sense examples.

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9780393324860 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, September 1, 2003), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Seeks to provide a genuinely engaging and comprehensive primer to economics that explains key concepts without technical jargon and using common-sense examples.

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