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A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper

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With the same user-friendly, quirky, and perceptive approach that made Innumeracy a bestseller, John Allen Paulos travels though the pages of the daily newspaper showing how math and numbers are a key element in many of the articles we read every day.  From the Senate, SATs, and sex, to crime, celebrities, and cults, he takes stories that may not seem to involve mathematics at all and demonstrates how a lack of mathematical knowledge can hinder our understanding of them.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [205]-206) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385482547
Author:
Paulos, John Allen
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
Engineering - General
Subject:
Statistics
Subject:
Mass Media - Newspapers
Subject:
Popular works
Subject:
Mathematics -- Popular works.
Subject:
Probability & Statistics - General
Subject:
Media Studies - Print Media
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Mathematics | Probability and Statistics
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Anchor pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. L356
Publication Date:
19970931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.98x5.26x.63 in. .43 lbs.

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