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- DescriptionWhy do even well-educated people often understand so little about maths - or take a perverse pride in t being a 'numbers person'? In his w-classic book Innumeracy, John Allen Paulos answers questions such as: Why is following the stock market exactly like flipping a coin? How big is a trillion? How fast does human hair grow in mph? Can you calculate the chances that a party includes two people who have the same birthday? Paulos shows us that by arming yourself with some simple maths, you don't have to let numbers get the better of you.
- Author BiographyJohn Allen Paulos is professor of mathematics at Temple University in Philadelphia. He is author of several books, including the bestseller Innumeracy which was a New York Times bestseller for 18 weeks and A Mathematician Plays the Market. In 2003, Paulos won the American Association for the Advancement of Science award for promoting public understanding of science.
- Author(s)John Allen Paulos
- PublisherPenguin Books Ltd
- Date of Publication02/03/2000
- SubjectEducation & Teaching
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPenguin Books Ltd
- Weight123 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine9 mm
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