Book ‘Making Numbers Count’ by Chip Heath & Karla Starr

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The Art and Science of Communicating Numbers
A clear, practical, first-of-its-kind guide to communicating and understanding numbers and data—from bestselling business author Chip Heath. How much bigger is a billion than a million? Well, a million seconds is twelve days. A billion seconds is…thirty-two years. Understanding numbers is essential—but humans aren’t built to understand them. Until very recently, most languages had no words for numbers greater than five—anything from six to infinity was known as “lots.” While the numbers in our world have gotten increasingly complex, our brains are stuck in the past. How can we translate millions and billions and milliseconds and nanometers into things we can comprehend and use?...
Language: English  Publisher: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster (January 11, 2022)  Pages: ‎208 pages  ISBN-13: 978-1982165444  Dimensions:‎ 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.38 inches

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