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Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences

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John Allen Paulos 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. 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 ...

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

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Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences
2001, Turtleback Books

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

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

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Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences
1990, Turtleback Books

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Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences
1990, Random House Audio Publishing Group

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

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