Home | Amazing | Today | Tags | Publishers | Years | Account | Search 
IQ: A Smart History of a Failed Idea

Buy

Advance praise for

IQ A Smart History of a Failed Idea

"An up-to-date, reader-friendly account of the continuing saga of the mismeasure of women and men."
—Howard Gardner, author of Frames of Mind and Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons

"The good news is that you won't be tested after you've read Stephen Murdoch's important new book. The better news is that IQ: A Smart History of a Failed Idea is compelling from its first pages, and by its conclusion, Murdoch has deftly demonstrated that in our zeal to quantify intelligence, we have needlessly scarred—if not destroyed—the lives of millions of people who did not need an IQ score to prove their worth in the world. IQ is first-rate narrative journalism, a book that I hope leads to necessary change."
—Russell Martin, author of Beethoven's Hair, Picasso's War, and Out of Silence

"With fast-paced storytelling, freelance journalist Murdoch traces now ubiquitous but still controversial attempts to measure intelligence to its origins in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. . . . Murdoch concludes that IQ testing provides neither a reliable nor a helpful tool in understanding people's behavior, nor can it predict their future success or failure. . . . A thoughtful overview and a welcome reminder of the dangers of relying on such standardized tests."
—Publishers Weekly

"Stephen Murdoch delivers a lucid and engaging chronicle of the ubiquitous and sometimes insidious use of IQ tests. This is a fresh look at a century-old and still controversial idea—that our human potential can be distilled down to a single test score. Murdoch's compelling account demands a reexamination of our mania for mental measurement."
—Paul A. Lombardo, author of Three Generations, No Imbeciles: Eugenics, the Supreme Court & Buck v. Bell

(HTML tags aren't allowed.)

The Semantic Web: Real-World Applications from Industry (Semantic Web and Beyond)
The Semantic Web: Real-World Applications from Industry (Semantic Web and Beyond)
Semantic Web: Real-World Applications from Industry offers a glimpse into the opening door of semantic technologies by means of concentrated examples of semantic applications in real business environments.  For quite a while, there has been evidence from academic research and early industrial prototypes that semantic...
Guide to Information Sources in Mathematics and Statistics (Reference Sources in Science and Technology)
Guide to Information Sources in Mathematics and Statistics (Reference Sources in Science and Technology)
This book was conceived as a reference for librarians, mathematicians, and statisticians involved in college- and research-level mathematics and statistics in the twenty-first century. Now in a time of transition in scholarly communications in mathematics, practices that have changed little for a hundred years are giving way to new modes of...
The Lens: A Practical Guide for the Creative Photographer
The Lens: A Practical Guide for the Creative Photographer

Which lens should I buy for my camera?

It's such a simple question, but choosing the right lens or lenses is actually one of the most important photographic decisions you can make. Nothing affects the quality of a photo more than the lens. It's no longer just about the megapixels-it's the glass that makes all...


Quantum Magnetism (Lecture Notes in Physics)
Quantum Magnetism (Lecture Notes in Physics)
Putting the quantum into magnetism might, at first sight, seem like stating the obvious; the exchange interactions leading to collective magnetic behavior are, after all, a pure quantum effect. Yet, for many phenomena in magnetism this underlying quantum nature may be safely ignored at least on the qualitative level. The investigation of magnetic...
Computer Aided and Integrated Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 1: Computer Techniques
Computer Aided and Integrated Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 1: Computer Techniques

This is an invaluable five-volume reference on the very broad and highly significant subject of computer aided and integrated manufacturing systems. It is a set of distinctly titled and well-harmonized volumes by leading experts on the international scene.

The techniques and technologies used in computer aided and integrated...

Design of Concrete Structures, 13th Edition
Design of Concrete Structures, 13th Edition
The 13th edition of the classic text, Design of Concrete Structures, is completely revised using the newly released 2002 American Concrete Institute (ACI) Code.

Design of Concrete Structures covers the behavior and design aspects of concrete and provides thoroughly updated examples and homework problems throughout. The 13th edition also...

©2019 LearnIT (support@pdfchm.net) - Privacy Policy