A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper (Paperback)

By John Allen Paulos

Anchor, 9780385482547, 224pp.

Publication Date: September 26, 1997

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Paperback (9/10/2013)

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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.