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eBook What on Earth is Going On?: A Crash Course in Current Affairs ePub

by Arthur House,Tom Baird

  • ISBN: 000731793X
  • Category: Social Sciences
  • Subcategory: Politics
  • Author: Arthur House,Tom Baird
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd (October 1, 2009)
  • Pages: 336
  • ePub book: 1543 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1289 kb
  • Other: txt lit azw mobi
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 414

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Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like .

Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock. There might be areas of politics, business and international affairs which we know well, perhaps because our working lives directly involve them, but there is always so much besides which seems impenetrable, forbidding and rather scary as a result. This is a book for the bedside table, the morning commute or the downstairs loo, where it can be consulted by the confused dinner party guest who has taken refuge from the conversation going on next door.

This book doesn't take us all the way to the hour hand and the correct time, but at least it moves us beyond mere . It's a great introduction to current affairs and gives a great starting point

This book doesn't take us all the way to the hour hand and the correct time, but at least it moves us beyond mere surface impressions. It's a great introduction to current affairs and gives a great starting point. It cured my ignorance to the world! It can be quite hard going, but generally really useful and a great read. One person found this helpful.

This is a book for the bedside table, the morning commute or the downstairs loo, where it can be consulted by the confused.

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TOM BAIRD and ARTHUR HOUSE What on Earth is Going On? . Our hope is that What on Earth is Going On? will help achieve this.

TOM BAIRD and ARTHUR HOUSE What on Earth is Going On? A Crash Course in Current Affairs. It is a book for the bedside table, the morning commute or the downstairs loo, where it can be consulted by the confused dinner party guest who has taken refuge from the conversation next door. We hope that they will rejoin the table having flushed away some of their ignorance, and feeling all the better for it. TOM BAIRD and ARTHUR HOUSE, August 2009.

Our hope is that What on Earth is Going On? will help achieve this.

What on Earth is Going On? A Crash Course in Current Affairs.

Start by marking What on Earth is Going On? . And succinct book with current global information. A summary format but organized by issue based.

Start by marking What on Earth is Going On?: A Crash Course in Current Affairs as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Arthur House left Cambridge with two English degrees, worked as a teacher and now lives in Dorset. Recommended for college and university students who wish to understand the facets of global issues.

Авторы:Arthur House, Tom Baird Our hope is that What on Earth is Going On? will help achieve this

Авторы:Arthur House, Tom Baird. The media would have us believe that events of earth-shattering importance happen every single day and that only by remaining glued to the 24-hour news cycle can we have any hope of keeping ourselves informed. Of course this isn’t true.

Narrated by Tom Baird. But there are a lot of things happening in the world that we simply can't afford to ignore. Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense. This is a book for the bedside table, the morning commute or the downstairs loo.

uk. non-fiction/artic. Us in the Sunday Times. Stocking Filler of the year.

Arthur House, Tom Baird. READ BY TOM BAIRD AND ARTHUR HOUSE. The world's a complex and bewildering place. Every day we are bombarded. Every day we are bombarded with far information than we can possibly hope to absorb. We don't have the time, energy or patience to process it all and select what's important, and sometimes it's tempting to drop the news section straight in the bin and curl up on the sofa with the colour supplements instead. But there are a lot of things happening in the world.

"Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense." Gertrude Stein The world's a complex and bewildering place. Every day we are bombarded with far information than we can possibly hope to absorb. We don't have the time, energy or patience to process it all and select what's important, and sometimes it's tempting to drop the news section straight in the bin and curl up on the sofa with the colour supplements instead. But there are a lot of things happening in the world that we simply can't afford to ignore. What On Earth Is Going On? fills in the background to the key issues of our times - from Climate Change to the Credit Crunch, Darfur to Devolution - taking the form of an alphabetical glossary that can be consulted at convenient moments. This is a book for the bedside table, the morning commute or the downstairs loo. A rich hotchpotch of world events, current affairs, historical background and amusing trivia, it is a gentle survival guide for people of all ages who wish they knew a little bit more about what on earth is going on.