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A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper

John Allen Paulos

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ISBN 10: 0140251812 / ISBN 13: 9780140251814
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[ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: SOME ] [ Edition: reprint ] Publisher: Anchor Books Pub Date: 1/1/1996 Binding: Paperback Pages: 212 reprint edition. Bookseller Inventory # 5047839

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Title: A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper

Binding: Soft cover

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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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"After reading A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper, it will be impossible to look at the newspaper in the same way."--Philadelphia Inquirer

"It would be great to have John Allen Paulos living next door. Every morning when you read the paper and come across some story that didn't seem quite right--that had the faint odor of illogic hovering about it-- you could just lean out the window and shout, 'John! Get the hell over here!'. A fun, spunky, wise little book that would be helpful to both the consumers of the news and its purveyors." --Washington Post Book World

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