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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Whether you realize it or not, numbers are everywhere--and integral to almost every facet of your life . . . from your next raise in pay to the inevitable rise of inflation, your weekly family budget to your end of the national debt. And as George Shaffner amazingly reveals, there are discerning answers (and a great measure of comfort) in numbers. In The Arithmetic of Life, he applies the basic principles of mathematics--addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division--to some of the most profound and just plain puzzling questions of our time.

Illuminated with anecdotes, humor, and insight, each chapter explains a unique part of life that can be understood only through the magic of numbers. Whether it's an unconventional theory on why more things go wrong than right, a simple calculation of how much it will cost you to smoke for a lifetime, why crime (accumulatively) doesn't pay, or a glimpse into the probability of life after death, this enlightening and lucidly reasoned book will forever change the way you think about numbers--and the world around you.

Synopsis:

Maverick computer executive George Shaffner answers life's most perplexing questions in this book. His new life philosophy offers no complex equations or proofs. Whether readers are contemplating the risks of smoking, the advantages of teamwork, the miracle of birth, or the mysteries of middle management, Shaffner's insightful and unconventional wisdom will forever change the way readers think about life.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345426451
Author:
Shaffner, George
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
Applied
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
Recreations & Games
Subject:
Phenomenology
Subject:
Movements - Phenomenology
Subject:
Mathematics-Games and Puzzles
Edition Description:
1st trade paperback ed., 1414485
Publication Date:
20010531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
220
Dimensions:
8.53x5.52x.56 in. .63 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Maverick computer executive George Shaffner answers life's most perplexing questions in this book. His new life philosophy offers no complex equations or proofs. Whether readers are contemplating the risks of smoking, the advantages of teamwork, the miracle of birth, or the mysteries of middle management, Shaffner's insightful and unconventional wisdom will forever change the way readers think about life.
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