Truly Peculiar

Fantastic Facts That Are Stranger Than Fiction

Tom Standage
AUD $22.99

Another bestselling collection of astonishing explainers from The Economist.

Frequently unasked questions include:

Are overweight politicians less trustworthy?

What can bosses learn from a hostage negotiator?

What happened to the Vegas wedding industry last year?

How can Big Macs measure the true size of China's economy?

And why do dung beetles' love of human faeces result in scientific bias?

The ever-keen minds of The Economist Explains ponder all these and more in this latest encyclopaedic excursion around the globe. From Hollywood to the underground hair trade, discover answers to the unconventional headscratchers you never thought to ask. This is an extraordinary compendium of the peculiarly true.

Author bio:

Tom Standage is Deputy Editor of The Economist. He is the author of several books, including Uncommon Knowledge, Seriously Curious, Writing on the Wall: Social Media - The First 2,000 Years and The Victorian Internet. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Daily Telegraph, Guardian and Wired.

Category: Cultural studies
ISBN: 9781788168960
Publisher: Profile Books
Imprint: Profile Business
Pub Date: January 2022
Page Extent: 272
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Economics, finance, business & management