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By John Allen Paulos

ISBN-10: 0465043623

ISBN-13: 9780465043620

ISBN-10: 0465089992

ISBN-13: 9780465089994

In this energetic quantity, mathematician John Allen Paulos employs his singular wit to steer us via an not likely mathematical jungle—the pages of the day-by-day newspaper. From the Senate and intercourse to celebrities and cults, Paulos takes tales that won't appear to contain math in any respect and demonstrates how mathematical naïveté can positioned readers at a different drawback. even if he is utilizing chaos concept to puncture monetary and environmental predictions, utilising common sense to elucidate the dangers of spin doctoring and information compression, or applying mathematics and customary experience to offer us a singular point of view on greed and relationships, Paulos by no means fails to entertain and enlighten.

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