Not to Scale : how the small becomes large, the large becomes unthinkable, and the unthinkable becomes possible
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New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2020.
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1 copy, 1 person is on the wait list.
Central - Adult Nonfiction
330 HUNT

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Book
Edition
First edition.
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260 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language
English
ISBN
1538715880, 9781538715888

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Includes bibliographic notes (pages [237]-246) and index.
Description
From small decisions that paralyze us to big data that knows everything about us, Not to Scale is a thought-provoking guide to navigating the surprising complexities of a networked age when the things that are now shaping experience have no weight or size. The dictionary defines "scale" as a range of numbers, used as a system to measure or compare things. We use this concept in every aspect of our lives-it is essential to innovation, helps us weigh options, and shapes our understanding of the impact of our actions. In Not to Scale, Jamer Hunt investigates the complications of scale in the digital age, highlighting an interesting paradox: We now have a world of information at our fingertips, yet ironically the more informed we have become, the more overwhelmed we feel. The global effects of our daily choices (Paper or plastic' Own or lease' Shop local or buy online') remain difficult for us to comprehend, and solutions to large-scale national and international issues feel inconceivable. Hunt explains how these challenges are intimately tied to a new logic of scale and provides readers with survival skills for the twenty-first century. By taking massive problems and shrinking them down to size, we can use scale to effect positive change and adapt to the modern era. Connecting our smallest decisions to the grand scheme of things, Not to Scale is a fascinating and empowering guide to comprehending and navigating the high stakes often obscured from our view.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Hunt, J. (2020). Not to Scale: how the small becomes large, the large becomes unthinkable, and the unthinkable becomes possible (First edition.). Grand Central Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Hunt, Jamer. 2020. Not to Scale: How the Small Becomes Large, the Large Becomes Unthinkable, and the Unthinkable Becomes Possible. New York: Grand Central Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Hunt, Jamer. Not to Scale: How the Small Becomes Large, the Large Becomes Unthinkable, and the Unthinkable Becomes Possible New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2020.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Hunt, Jamer. Not to Scale: How the Small Becomes Large, the Large Becomes Unthinkable, and the Unthinkable Becomes Possible First edition., Grand Central Publishing, 2020.

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