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A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper by John Allen Paulos
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Sep 08, 2011

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bookshelves: math-science, non-fiction
Read from September 08 to 29, 2011

I loved Innumeracy and liked Beyond Numeracy, so I had high hopes for this book.

It was OK, but not spectacular. There was too much wordiness and not enough math. I was hoping for a more detailed analysis with various examples of how math, statistics, graphs, etc are used to mislead or misinform newspaper readers. Instead, this is a very cursory touch on various slightly math-related political and economic concerns.


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