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Everything is obvious : once you know the answer

by Watts, Duncan J., 1971-

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Discusses how the concept of common sense is inadequate in an increasingly complex world and draws on multiple disciplines to offer insight into the sources of such topics as popularity, economics, and self-deception. Full description

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Summary: Discusses how the concept of common sense is inadequate in an increasingly complex world and draws on multiple disciplines to offer insight into the sources of such topics as popularity, economics, and self-deception.
Physical Description: xvi, 335 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 0385531680
9780385531689
Author Notes: DUNCAN WATTS, a professor of sociology at Columbia University, is a principal research scientist at Yahoo! Research. A former officer in the Royal Australian Navy, he holds a Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Cornell University. He is the author of Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age (Norton, 2003). He lives in New York City.
 
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