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Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date January 1, 1990
Pages 180
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679726012
ISBN-10 0679726012
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $12.00
Other format details sci/tech
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Documents the widespread ignorance of simple concepts of numbers and probability, and shows how this mathematical illiteracy leads to wrong decisions in both public and private life (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Dozens of examples in innumeracy show us how it affects not only personal economics and travel plans, but explains mischosen mates, inappropriate drug-testing, and the allure of psuedo-science.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780809074471
 
from Hill & Wang Pub (December 1, 1988)
9780809074471 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $16.95
About: The author examines the nation's burgeoning inability to deal rationally with very large numbers, assesses the impact on government policymaking and everyday life, and shows what can be done about this
Paperback
Book cover for 9780679726012 Book cover for 9780809058402
 
1 edition from Hill & Wang Pub (September 1, 2001)
9780809058402 | details & prices | 180 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $15.00
About: Examines the nation's burgeoning inability to deal rationally with very large numbers, assesses the impact on government policymaking and everyday life, and shows what can be done about this.
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Reprint edition from Vintage Books (January 1, 1990)
9780679726012 | details & prices | 180 pages | 5.25 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $12.00
About: Documents the widespread ignorance of simple concepts of numbers and probability, and shows how this mathematical illiteracy leads to wrong decisions in both public and private life
Cassette/Spoken Word
from Bantam Audio (January 1, 1990)
9780553452136 | details & prices | List price $14.95
About: Dozens of examples in innumeracy show us how it affects not only personal economics and travel plans, but explains mischosen mates, inappropriate drug-testing, and the allure of psuedo-science.

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