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A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper by John Allen Paulos
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This was written in the mid-90s and the media landscape has changed SO much that some passages of this book read as rather quaint and obsolete. However, his analysis of what goes wrong with statistics, numbers, relative risks and so on in news stories still applies in the age of the internet. I'd love to see him release an updated version of this book for the age of online media.
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Reading Progress

August, 2011 – Started Reading
August, 2011 – Finished Reading
November 24, 2018 – Shelved

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