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By: A. K. Dewdney

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, John Wiley & Sons: 1993

Seller ID: 247701

ISBN: 0471145742

Condition: Good Condition

A revealing look at the variety of methods used by advertisers, politicians and corporations to mislead and manipulate the public by means of fancy mathematical footwork. A prominent mathematics author and columnist shows how this mathematical abuse is accomplished, how to recognize it and avoid it. Contains hundreds of actual examples of mathematical chicanery. The last chapter provides further explanations of the mathematics underlying the manipulators covered in each chapter. 182 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Mathematics; United States; Mathematic... View more info

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Fawcett Publications: 1965

Seller ID: 240543

Condition: Fair Condition

A few moisture marks to top and bottom edges of first few pages. Pen drawing on rear cover. 240 pages. Pages browned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Mathematics; Inventory No: 240543. Paperback View more info

By: Gerd Gigerenzer

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Penguin Books: 2003

Seller ID: 248387

ISBN: 0140297863

Condition: Good Condition

Gerd Gigerenzer's Reckoning with Risk: Learning to Live with Uncertainty illustrates how we can learn to make sense of statistics and turn ignorance into insight. However much we want certainty in our lives, it feels as if we live in an uncertain and dangerous world. But are we guilty of wildly exaggerating the chances of some unwanted event happening to us? Are we misled by our ignorance of the reality of risk? Far too many of us, argues Gerd Gigerenzer, are hampered by our own innumeracy, while statistics are often presented to us in highly confusing ways. With real world examples, such as t... View more info

By: Keith devlin

Price: $20.00

Publisher: USA, John Wiley & Sons: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 248022

ISBN: 0471240443

Condition: Near Fine Condition

A lively, visually striking introduction to the remarkable ways math shapes our lives, visually striking introduction to the remarkable ways math shapes our lives Life by the Numbers is the exclusive companion volume to the PBS series apes our lives Life by the Numbers is the exclusive companion volume to the PBS series 214 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Mathematics; Mathematics; ISBN: 0471240443. ISBN/EAN: 9780471240440. Inventory No: 248022. Hardcover View more info

By: Reuben Hersh

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 247879

ISBN: 0224044176

Condition: Fine Condition

This book tackles the important questions which have engaged mathematicians, scientists, and philosophers for thousands of years and which are still being asked today. It does so with clarity and with scholarship born of first-hand experience; a knowledge both of the ideas and of the people who have pronounced on them. The main purpose of the book is to confront philosophical problems: In what sense do mathematical objects exist? How can we have knowledge of them? Why do mathematicians think mathematical entities exist for ever, independent of human action and knowledge? The book proposes an u... View more info

By: W. W. Sawyer

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Pelican / Penguin Books: 1964

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 232496

Condition: Good Condition

'The main object of this book is to dispel the fear of mathematics. Many people regard mathematicians as a race apart, possessed of almost supernatural powers. While this is very flattering for successful mathematicians, it is very bad for those who, for one reason or another, are attempting to learn the subject.' W.W. Sawyer's deep understanding of how we learn and his lively, practical approach have made this an ideal introduction to mathematics for generations of readers. By starting at the level of simple arithmetic and algebra and then proceeding step by step through graphs, logarithms an... View more info