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Mathematician Reads the Newspaper

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John Allen Paulos is a master at shedding mathematical lights on our everyday world:What exactly did Lani Guinier say about quotas?What is the probability of identifying a murderer through DNA testing?Which are the real risks to our health and which the phony ones?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 naïveté can put readers at a distinct disadvantage.Whether hes 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.Even if you hated math in school, youll love the numerical vignettes in this book.

Book News Annotation:

Paulos (Innumeracy) reminds us that editors and reporters lie with statistics; they dissemble, debase, and slant.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

John Allen Paulos is a master at shedding mathematical lights on our everyday world:What exactly did Lani Guinier say about quotas?What is the probability of identifying a murderer through DNA testing

Description:

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465043620
Author:
Paulos, John Allen
Publisher:
Basic Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
Mathematics -- Popular works.
Subject:
General Mathematics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
4313
Publication Date:
19950406
Binding:
Hardback
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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