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How Not to Be Wrong: The Hidden Maths of Everyday Life

Jordan Ellenberg

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Penguin
03 August 2015
Mathematics & Sciences; Mathematics
Can maths help you win the lottery? Meet the right partner? Get to the airport on time? Prove the existence of God? 'An atomic-powered prosthesis that you attach to your common sense', maths touches everything we do. Here Jordan Ellenberg shows how we can all use it to become better thinkers.

'Funny, incisive, so gloriously readable . . . we dismiss maths at our peril, and this book charmingly, persuasively, puts us straight.' James McConnachie, Sunday Times 'Ellenberg runs the numbers like a magician. He can't save you from life, but he can save you from everyday error.' Iain Finlayson, The Times 'Lucid and witty . . . If only all maths lessons were like this.' Orlando Bird, Financial Times 'Brilliantly engaging . . .

sheer intellectual joy.' Washington Post
By:   Jordan Ellenberg
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 132mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   334g
ISBN:   9780718196042
ISBN 10:   071819604X
Pages:   480
Publication Date:   03 August 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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