John Allen Paulos





John Allen Paulos

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Americans rank in the bottom five in numeracy, and some believe gambling is a good deal. But there are ways for people to improve their knowledge of math. Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.68 · 5,593 ratings · 442 reviews · 10 distinct works · Similar authors
Innumeracy: Mathematical Il...
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 2,648 ratings — published 1988 — 22 editions
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Irreligion: A Mathematician...
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 1,377 ratings — published 2008 — 14 editions
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A Mathematician Reads the N...
3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 549 ratings — published 1995 — 8 editions
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A Mathematician Plays The S...
3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 398 ratings — published 2003 — 13 editions
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Beyond Numeracy
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 309 ratings — published 1990 — 11 editions
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Once Upon A Number: The Hid...
3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 115 ratings — published 1998 — 11 editions
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I Think, Therefore I Laugh:...
3.39 of 5 stars 3.39 avg rating — 123 ratings — published 1985 — 16 editions
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Mathematics and Humor: A St...
3.39 of 5 stars 3.39 avg rating — 70 ratings — published 1980 — 5 editions
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A Numerate Life: A Mathemat...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — expected publication 2015 — 3 editions
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Flatland: A Romance of Many...
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“Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security.”
John Allen Paulos

“The nuclear weapons on board just one of our Trident submarines contain eight times the firepower expended in all of World War II.”
John Allen Paulos, Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences

“I sometimes think it would be beneficial if people thought of each other as “historical factorials.” Thus, (Myrtle!) would be understood not just as present-day Myrtle but as the product of all her past experiences.”
John Allen Paulos, Beyond Numeracy: Ruminations of a Numbers Man

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