Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences

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Vintage Books, 1990 - Mathematics - 180 pages
Paulos argues that our inability to deal rationally with numbers--or with the probabilities associated with them--results in misinformed governmental policies, confused personal decisions, and an increased susceptibility to pseudo-sciences of all kinds.

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It is a well explained, easy to understand for the most part and illustrative book that tries to show the importance of basic mathematics in the life of a person, organization or government.
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Contents

Introduction
3
Probability and Coincidence
33
Pseudoscience
66
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John Allen Paulos is a professor of mathematics at Temple University. His books include the bestseller "Innumeracy: Mathematical" "Illiteracy and Its Consequences "(H&W, 1988), "Irreligion: A Mathematician Explains Why the Arguments for God Just Don't Add Up", "A Mathematician Plays the Stock Market", and "A Mathematician Reads the Newspapers".

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