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Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences

John Allen Paulos - Mathematics - 1988 - 135 pages
The author examines the nation's burgeoning inability to deal rationally with very large numbers, assesses the impact on government policymaking and everyday life, and shows ...
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A Numerate Life: A Mathematician Explores the Vagaries of Life, His Own and ...

John Allen Paulos - Mathematics - 2015 - 200 pages
Employing intuitive ideas from mathematics, this quirky "meta-memoir" raises questions about our lives that most of us don't think to ask, but arguably should: What part of ...
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A Mathematician Plays the Stock Market

John Allen Paulos - Business & Economics - 2004 - 216 pages
The author of Innumeracy offers a mathematical perspective on the stock market and the human dream of wealth, covering such topics as data mining, momentum investing, the ...
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Once Upon A Number: The Hidden Mathematical Logic Of Stories

John Allen Paulos - Science - 2008 - 224 pages
What two things could be more different than numbers and stories? Numbers are abstract, certain, and eternal, but to most of us somewhat dry and bloodless. Good stories are ...
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Irreligion: A Mathematician Explains Why the Arguments for God Just Don't Add Up

John Allen Paulos - Religion - 2008 - 158 pages
Argues that there is no logical reason to believe in God, refuting twelve important arguments commonly proposed to prove the existence of God, while offering commentary on such ...
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Mathematics and Humor: A Study of the Logic of Humor

John Allen Paulos - Mathematics - 2008 - 124 pages
John Allen Paulos cleverly scrutinizes the mathematical structures of jokes, puns, paradoxes, spoonerisms, riddles, and other forms of humor, drawing examples from such sources ...
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Beyond Numeracy

John Allen Paulos - Mathematics - 2013 - 304 pages
From the author of the national bestseller Innumeracy, a delightful exploration and explanation of mathematical concepts from algebra to zero in easily accessible alphabetical ...
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