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Title:
Beyond numeracy : ruminations of a numbers man
Author:
Paulos, John Allen.
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Edition:
First Vintage Books edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Vintage Books, 1992.

©1991
Physical Description:
xiii, 285 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
General Note:
Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1991.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780679738077
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Book

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Summary

From the author of the national bestseller Innumeracy, a delightful exploration and explanation of mathematical concepts from algebra to zero in easily accessible alphabetical entries. "Paulos . . . does for mathematics what The Joy of Sex did for the boudoir. . . ."--Washington Post Book World. First time in paperback.


Author Notes

John Allen Paulos is an acclaimed author, popular public speaker, and former monthly columnist for ABCNews.com, the Scientific American , and the Guardian (London). A professor of math at Temple University in Philadelphia, he earned his PhD in the subject from the University of Wisconsin. His books include A Numerate Life , the New York Times s-bestselling Innumeracy , and A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper . In 2003 he received the American Association for the Advancement of Science award for promoting public understanding of science, and in 2013 the Mathematics Communication Award from the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

These conversational, refreshing essays--organized in dictionary format from ``algebra'' to ``zeno''--demonstrate math's relevancy to everyday life; this guide was a BOMC and QPB alternate. Illustrated. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved