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A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper

A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper

In this lively volume, mathematician John Allen Paulos employs his singular wit to guide us through an unlikely mathematical jungle—the pages of the daily newspaper. From the Senate and sex to celebrities and cults, Paulos takes stories that may not seem to involve math at all and demonstrates how mathematical naïveté can put readers at a distinct disadvantage. Whether he's using chaos theory to puncture economic and environmental predictions, applying logic to clarify the hazards of spin doctoring and news compression, or employing arithmetic and common sense to give us a novel perspective on greed and relationships, Paulos never fails to entertain and enlighten.
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Genre: Nonfiction / Mathematics / Probability & Statistics

On Sale: September 10th 2013

Price: $11.99 / $14.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 240

ISBN-13: 9780465050673

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