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Innumeracy

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Why do even well-educated people understand so little about mathematics? And what are the costs of our innumeracy? John Allen Paul... Lire la suite
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Why do even well-educated people understand so little about mathematics? And what are the costs of our innumeracy? John Allen Paulos, in his celebrated bestseller first published in 1988, argues that our inability to deal rationally with very large numbers and the probabilities associated with them results in misinformed governmental policies, confused personal decisions, and an increased susceptibility to pseudoscience of all kinds. Innumeracy lets us know what we're missing, and how we can do something about it.

Sprinkling his discussion of numbers and probabilities with quirky stories and anecdotes, Paulos ranges freely over many aspects of modern life, from contested elections to sports stats, from stock scams and newspaper psychics to diet and medical claims, sex discrimination, insurance, lotteries, and drug testing. Readers of Innumeracy will be rewarded with scores of astonishing facts, a fistful of powerful ideas, and, most important, a clearer, more quantitative way of looking at their world.

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Titre: Innumeracy
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9781429934381
ISBN: 978-1-4299-3438-1
Protection contre la copie numérique: Adobe DRM
Format: eBook (epub)
Editeur: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Genre: Bases
nombre de pages: 144
Parution: 01.04.2011
Année: 2011
Auflage: First Edition
Sous-titre: Englisch
Taille de fichier: 0.4 MB