Man vs Big Data

Everyday data explained

Man vs Big Data
$13.99 / £8.99
Illustrated by:
Format: Paperback / softback, 224 Pages
ISBN: 9781781316696
Publisher: Aurum Press
Series: Man vs
Buy from an Online Retailer
We do not sell books through our website in the UK.
Please use the links below to buy from online retailers
US:
            
UK:
            
CA:
      
AU:
   

Description

Have you ever wondered how to beat the bookies?
How does your computer know you might like this song?
And should you be worried about this?

Everything we do leaves a trail of data behind, from buying something on a credit card, to using a GPS-enabled mobile phone – whether you know it or not, like it or not, Big Data is now a part of modern life. Heralded as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, it is now more crucial than ever to learn about how data is affecting the way we live. Exploring the numerous ways in which ‘Big Data’ has, sometimes imperceptibly, infiltrated our lives, this accessible and informative book looks at one of the most important subjects facing us today, and helps you get to grips with what that means for you. With quirky, humorous illustrations this important book distills the complexities of the most absorbing statistics and data of modern life, showing us how understanding a little more can help improve your life.

The author

Stewart Cowley is a regular columnist for the Sunday Telegraph and the financial magazine Citywire . He is a regular guest on BBC's Newsnight, Radio 4 and SKY News. Having worked in finance in New York and London since the 1980s, Stewart is now passionate about reporting on economics.

Reader reviews

Specs

Format: Paperback / softback, 224 Pages
ISBN: 9781781316696
Illustrations: 64 integrated illustrations
Size: 5.079 in x 7.795 in / 129 mm x 198 mm
Published:

You might also be interested in

Womanskills for Friendship
Erin La Rosa’s book, Womanskills, is packed with helpful techniques and tips for cooking, money matters, style, relationships, home improvement, and more. This excerpt from the book will give you tips on making new friends and how to end a toxic friendship. Enter to win a copy of Womanskills below! Make New Friends It’s a truth universally ...
Read More >
Womanskills at Work
Erin La Rosa’a Womanskills is packed with helpful techniques and tips for cooking, money matters, style, relationships, home improvement, and more.  Be a boss at work with these six tips from the book! Enter to win a copy of Womanskills below! ACE A JOB INTERVIEW There are plenty of candidate fish in the sea. So ...
Read More >
An Inside Look at I Know a Woman
Kate Hodges graduated from the University of Westminster with a BA in Print Journalism. She has over 20 years writing experience on magazines, having been a staffer on publications including The Face, Bizarre, Just Seventeen, Smash Hits and Sky, and written for many more, including The Guardian, Kerrang! and NME. Her new book, I Know a Woman, details the extraordinary achievements, relationships and ...
Read More >
See More Posts