In this book, Paulos argues that our inability to deal rationally with very large numbers results in misinformed governmental policies, confused personal decisions and an increased susceptibility to pseudo-sciences of all kinds. The discussion is illustrated with many quirky stories and anecdotes.
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John Allen Paulos, professor of mathematics at Temple University and the author of several other popular books on mathematics, is a regular contributor to national publications, including The New York Times and Newsweek. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Book Description Penguin, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140122559