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FYCS 2020 Reading the World: Ideas that Matter

This guide will give suggestions for further resources on the topics covered in this year's FYCS book, Reading the World: Ideas That Matter (Fourth Edition).

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FYCS 2020 Featured Resources

Encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries and other reference books can be a great place to start your research. They will:

  • Give you the background information you need to start researching unfamiliar concepts
  • Help you to narrow your topic down to a manageable research question
  • Provide fast, reliable sources for definitions, facts, and statistics.

The box below presents works by the authors included in Reading the World, and other books about the themes discussed within it.


Thomas Nast, Cartoon in Harper's Weekly, October 7, 1871

Centennial College, Ad Campaign

Banksy, Slave Labour

UN Women, The Autocomplete Truth

Global Carbon Emission Cartograms

Manual Oliver, The Last Lockdown

Hans Rosling, Factfulness

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