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200% of Nothing: An Eye Opening Tour Through the Twists and Turns of Math Abuse and Innumeracy
200 of Nothing An Eye Opening Tour Through the Twists and Turns of Math Abuse and Innumeracy
Author: A. K. Dewdney
Acclaim for "In today's world, 'innumeracy' is an even greater danger than illiteracy, and is perhaps even more common. Advertisers and politicians exploit it; intellectuals (self-styled) even flaunt it. I hope that this wise and witty book will provide cures where they are possible, and warnings where they are necessary. "It's also a lot of...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780471145745
ISBN-10: 0471145742
Publication Date: 2/9/1996
Pages: 192
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Publisher: Wiley
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Another excellent entry in my "math is fun" list. In elementary school, I hated arithmetic; in college, I majored in math. It was people who thought as this author thinks, and who spoke clearly and enthusiastically about math, who showed me some of the many connections math has to real life, that changed my mind.


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