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Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences - Paulos, John Allen, Professor
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Why do even well-educated people often understand so little about maths - or take a perverse pride in not being a 'numbers person'? In his now-classic book Innumeracy, John Allen Paulos answers questions such as: Why is following the stock market exactly like flipping a coin? How big is a trillion? How fast does human hair grow in mph? Can you calculate the chances that a party includes two people who have the same birthday? Paulos shows us that by arming yourself with some simple maths, you don't have to let numbers get ...

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Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences 2001, Hill & Wang, New York

ISBN-13: 9780809058402

Trade paperback

Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences 2000, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780140291209

Mass-market paperback

Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences 1990, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780140122558

New edition

Mass-market paperback

Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences 1990, Turtleback Books

ISBN-13: 9780613181211

Turtleback School & Library edition

Hardcover

Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences 1989, Viking, London

ISBN-13: 9780670830084

Hardcover