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Simplexity Why Simple Things Become Complex (and How Complex Things Can Be Made Simple)

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ISBN-10: 1401303013

ISBN-13: 9781401303013

Edition: 2008

Authors: Jeffrey Kluger

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List price: $29.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Hyperion Press
Publication date: 5/1/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Jeffrey Kluger is a senior editor at TIME magazine, where he has worked since 1996. In 1994, he co-authored Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13, which was the basis for the Tom Hanks film Apollo 13 . His book about Jonas Salk and the Polio vaccine, Splendid Solution, was published in 2006. Three years later, he published Simplexity: Why Simple Things Become Complex (and Why Complex Things Can Be Made Simple) . His latest book, The Sibling Effect , came out in 2011.

Why is the stock market so hard to predict? Confused by Everyone Else
Why is it so hard to leave a burning building or an endangered city? Confused by Instincts
How does a single bullet start a world war? Confused by Social Structure
Why do the jobs that require the greatest skills often pay the least? Why do companies with the least to sell often earn the most? Confused by Payoffs
Why do people, mice, and worlds die when they do? Confused by Scale
Why do bad teams win so many games and good teams lose so many? Confused by Objective
Why do we always worry about the wrong things? Confused by Fear
Why is a baby the best linguist in any room? Confused by Silence
Why are your cell phone and camera so absurdly complicated? Confused by Flexibility
Why are only 10 percent of the world's medical resources used to treat 90 percent of its ills? Confused by False Targets
Why does complexity science fall flat in the arts? Confused by Loveliness
Epilogue
Author's Notes
Index