- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Basic Books; Reprint edition (September 10, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0465089992
- ISBN-13: 978-0465089994
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 47 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #159,145 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper Paperback – September 10, 2013
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This should be mandatory reading along with “How to Lie With Statistics”.
I love Innumeracy, and I love this one too....
This book consists of loosely connected materials that you often see in the newspaper and John take a fresh mathematician look into it, sneering and smiling and teaching us what to watch over next time we read it.
The logic will make you smile a lot, and the awakening will make you look at your newspaper with a different point of view, some sort of small revelation.
I believe that John Allen Paulo has awaken up the mathematic curiocities in a lot of his readers, including me. He would argue that the percentage is too small to make a dent to this world of innumeracy people, (which is mathematically correct, and he has mathematically proven that into this world).
But to those who have been changed, it did matter for their lives. Go get it and have funs reading, if you found it too daunting, take a rest, and re read the book next week, you will be glad you did.
Thank You John.