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Mathematician Reads the Newspaper

Mathematician Reads the Newspaper - 95 edition

Mathematician Reads the Newspaper - 95 edition

ISBN13: 9780465043620

ISBN10: 0465043623

Mathematician Reads the Newspaper by John Allen Paulos - ISBN 9780465043620
Edition: 95
Copyright: 1995
Publisher: Basic Books, Inc.
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International: No
Mathematician Reads the Newspaper by John Allen Paulos - ISBN 9780465043620

ISBN13: 9780465043620

ISBN10: 0465043623

Edition: 95

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''Employing the same fun-filled, user-friendly, and quirkily insightful approach that put Innumeracy on best-seller lists, Paulos now leads us through the pages of the daily newspaper, revealing the hidden mathematical angles of countless articles. From the Senate, the SATs, and sex to crime, celebrities, and cults, Paulos takes stories that may not seem to involve mathematics at all and demonstrates how mathematical naivete can put readers at a distinct disadvantage.'' ''Whether he's using chaos theory to puncture economic and environmental predictions, applying logic and self-reference 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.''--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved