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Product Description: [*Read by the author - John Allen Paulos]Employing intuitive ideas from mathematics, this quirky ''meta-memoir'' raises questions about our lives that most of us don't think to ask but arguably should: What part of memory is reliable fact, what part creative embellishment? Which favorite presuppositions are unfounded, which statistically biased? By conjoining two opposing mindsets -- the suspension of disbelief required in storytelling and the skepticism inherent in the scientific method -- bestselling mathematician John Allen Paulos has created an unusual hybrid, a composite of personal memories and mathematical approaches to reevaluating them...read more

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9781633881181 | Prometheus Books, November 10, 2015, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: Employing intuitive ideas from mathematics, this quirky "meta-memoir" raises questions about our lives that most of us don't think to ask, but arguably should: What part of memory is reliable fact, what part creative embellishment?

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9781469004228 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, November 1, 2016), cover price $30.00 | About this edition: [*Read by the author - John Allen Paulos]Employing intuitive ideas from mathematics, this quirky ''meta-memoir'' raises questions about our lives that most of us don't think to ask but arguably should: What part of memory is reliable fact, what part creative embellishment?

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Product Description: Employing intuitive ideas from mathematics, this quirky "meta-memoir" raises questions about our lives that most of us don't think to ask but arguably should: What part of memory is reliable fact, what part creative embellishment? Which favorite presuppositions are unfounded, which statistically biased? By conjoining two opposing mindsets--the suspension of disbelief required in storytelling and the skepticism inherent in the scientific method--bestselling mathematician John Allen Paulos has created an unusual hybrid, a composite of personal memories and mathematical approaches to reevaluating them...read more

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9781469004204 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, November 1, 2016), cover price $76.99 | About this edition: Employing intuitive ideas from mathematics, this quirky "meta-memoir" raises questions about our lives that most of us don't think to ask but arguably should: What part of memory is reliable fact, what part creative embellishment?

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Product Description: [*Read by the author - John Allen Paulos]Employing intuitive ideas from mathematics, this quirky ''meta-memoir'' raises questions about our lives that most of us don't think to ask but arguably should: What part of memory is reliable fact, what part creative embellishment? Which favorite presuppositions are unfounded, which statistically biased? By conjoining two opposing mindsets -- the suspension of disbelief required in storytelling and the skepticism inherent in the scientific method -- bestselling mathematician John Allen Paulos has created an unusual hybrid, a composite of personal memories and mathematical approaches to reevaluating them...read more

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9781469004211 | Mp3 una edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, November 1, 2016), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: [*Read by the author - John Allen Paulos]Employing intuitive ideas from mathematics, this quirky ''meta-memoir'' raises questions about our lives that most of us don't think to ask but arguably should: What part of memory is reliable fact, what part creative embellishment?

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Product Description: In this lively volume, mathematician John Allen Paulos employs his singular wit to guide us through an unlikely mathematical jungle—the pages of the daily newspaper. From the Senate and sex to celebrities and cults, Paulos takes stories that may not seem to involve math at all and demonstrates how mathematical naïveté can put readers at a distinct disadvantage...read more

Hardcover:

9780465043620 | Basic Books, April 1, 1995, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: Examines the mathematical perspective of societal violence, offering insight into the probability and randomness associated with any given scenario

Paperback:

9780465089994 | Reprint edition (Basic Books, September 10, 2013), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: In this lively volume, mathematician John Allen Paulos employs his singular wit to guide us through an unlikely mathematical jungle—the pages of the daily newspaper.
9780385482547 | Reprint edition (Anchor Books, April 1, 1996), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Examines the mathematical perspective of societal violence, offering insight into the probability and randomness associated with any given scenario

Reinforced:

9780606207874, titled "Mathematician Reads the Newspaper" | Demco Media, February 1, 2002, cover price $22.29 | About this edition: Examines the mathematical perspective of societal violence, offering insight into the probability and randomness associated with any given scenario

Prebinding:

9781417737994, titled "Mathematician Reads the Newspaper" | Turtleback Books, April 19, 1996, cover price $25.70 | About this edition: Examines the mathematical perspective of societal violence, offering insight into the probability and randomness associated with any given scenario

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Product Description: ¿Existen razones logicas para creer en la existencia de Dios? A lo largo de los siglos, la humanidad ha tratado de formular argumentos supuestamente basados en la razon para fundamentar la fe en un ser a primera vista todopoderoso, maximamente bondadoso y omnisciente...read more

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9788483831335 | Tusquets Editor, March 1, 2009, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: ¿Existen razones logicas para creer en la existencia de Dios?

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Product Description: A lifelong unbeliever finds no reason to change his mind. Are there any logical reasons to believe in God? Mathematician and bestselling author John Allen Paulos thinks not. In Irreligion he presents the case for his own worldview, organizing his book into twelve chapters that refute the twelve arguments most often put forward for believing in God's existence...read more

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9781400136308 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, February 1, 2008), cover price $49.99 | About this edition: A lifelong unbeliever finds no reason to change his mind.

Argues that there is no logical reason to believe in God, refuting twelve important arguments commonly proposed to prove the existence of God, while offering commentary on such topics as the nature of miracles, cognitive illusions, and creationist probability.

Hardcover:

9780809059195 | Hill & Wang Pub, December 26, 2007, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Argues that there is no logical reason to believe in God, refuting twelve important arguments commonly proposed to prove the existence of God, while offering commentary on such topics as the nature of miracles, cognitive illusions, and creationist probability.

Paperback:

9780809059188 | 1 reprint edition (Hill & Wang Pub, June 9, 2009), cover price $14.00

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9781400106301 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, February 1, 2008), cover price $24.99 | About this edition: A lifelong unbeliever finds no reason to change his mind.
9781400156306 | Mp3 una edition (Tantor Media Inc, February 1, 2008), cover price $19.99 | About this edition: A lifelong unbeliever finds no reason to change his mind.

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The author of Innumeracy offers a mathematical perspective on the stock market and the human dream of wealth, covering such topics as data mining, momentum investing, the Elliot Wave Theory, and Warren Buffett's fundamental analysis. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

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9780465054800 | Basic Books, May 2, 2003, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Offers a mathematical perspective on the stock market and the human dream of wealth, covering such topics as data mining, momentum investing, the Elliot Wave Theory, and Warren Buffet's fundamental analysis.

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9780465054817 | Reprint edition (Basic Books, May 4, 2004), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: The author of Innumeracy offers a mathematical perspective on the stock market and the human dream of wealth, covering such topics as data mining, momentum investing, the Elliot Wave Theory, and Warren Buffett's fundamental analysis.

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Product Description: All our books are brand new. We ship worldwide

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9788472236875 | Tusquets Editor, January 1, 2002, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: All our books are brand new.

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Product Description: Es indudable que a Jorge Wagensberg, director de Metatemas, le gustan los libros de John Allen Paulos porque este sera ya el tercero que viene a enriquecer su coleccion. Pero la verdad es que su interes es compartido por muchos lectores, que han convertido sus libros anteriores en pequenos best-sellers...read more

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9788472239708 | Tusquets Editor, January 1, 2002, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Es indudable que a Jorge Wagensberg, director de Metatemas, le gustan los libros de John Allen Paulos porque este sera ya el tercero que viene a enriquecer su coleccion.

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Product Description: En este brillante ensayo, al alcance de cualquier lector, el matemático norteamericano John Allen Paulos nos revela cómo nuestra incapacidad para aprehender la ley de los grandes números, y todas las probabilidades que conllevan, desinforman políticas de gobierno, confunden decisiones personales y aumentan nuestra vulnerab...read more

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9788472231498 | Tusquets Editor, January 1, 2002, cover price $24.50 | About this edition: En este brillante ensayo, al alcance de cualquier lector, el matemático norteamericano John Allen Paulos nos revela cómo nuestra incapacidad para aprehender la ley de los grandes números, y todas las probabilidades que conllevan, desinforman políticas de gobierno, confunden decisiones personales y aumentan nuestra vulnerabi

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Product Description: Hay algo mas opuesto que los numeros y las historias de ficcion? Los numeros son abstractos, seguros y eternos, pero a la mayoria de las personas les parecen frios e inertes. Las buenas historias estan llenas de vida: nos involucran emocionalmente, aportan matices...read more

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9788483106617 | Tusquets Editor, January 1, 2002, cover price $24.50 | About this edition: Hay algo mas opuesto que los numeros y las historias de ficcion?

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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. (view table of contents)

Hardcover:

9780809074471 | Hill & Wang Pub, December 1, 1988, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: 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:

9780809058402 | 1 edition (Hill & Wang Pub, September 1, 2001), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: 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.
9780679726012 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, January 1, 1990), cover price $12.00 | About this edition: 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:

9780553452136 | Bantam Audio, January 1, 1990, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: 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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Product Description: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. 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.

Prebinding:

9780606265959 | Turtleback Books, August 18, 2001, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.

Paulos uses jokes, stories, parables, and anecdotes to elucidate difficult concepts, in this case, some of the fundamental problems in modern philosophy. (view table of contents)

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9780231119146 | Columbia Univ Pr, February 1, 2000, cover price $14.95 | also contains Probability and Social Science: Methodological Relationships Between the Two Approaches
9780231119153 | 2 edition (Columbia Univ Pr, February 1, 2000), cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Paulos uses jokes, stories, parables, and anecdotes to elucidate difficult concepts, in this case, some of the fundamental problems in modern philosophy.

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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

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9780613181211 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 1999, cover price $21.30 | About this edition: 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

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A look at the newest and most advanced information theories includes hilarious stories, anecdotes and more, including a conversation between Groucho Marx and Bertrand Russell and an examination of the evidence in the O. J. Simpson trial. Reprint. AB. (view table of contents)

Hardcover:

9780465051588 | Basic Books, November 1, 1998, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: Explores the ways in which statistical analysis and mathematical logic apply to everyday life

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9780465051595 | Basic Books, October 7, 1999, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: A look at the newest and most advanced information theories includes hilarious stories, anecdotes and more, including a conversation between Groucho Marx and Bertrand Russell and an examination of the evidence in the O.

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Seventy essays by the author of Innumeracy explore such topics as analytic geometry and its relation to the behavior of New York cabbies, chaos theory, artificial intelligence, and more. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

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9780394586403 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, April 1, 1991, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: Introduces a broad spectrum of mathematical concepts, from the basic to the complex, in a study that integrates concise definitions with witty mathematical essays

Paperback:

9780679738077 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, April 1, 1992), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Introduces a broad spectrum of mathematical concepts, from the basic to the complex, in a study that integrates concise definitions with witty mathematical essays

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Uses jokes, stories, parables, and puzzles to explain concepts in math, science, and philosophy, including syllogisms, metalanguage, causality, truth and randomness

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9780679729549 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, July 1, 1990), cover price $17.50 | About this edition: Uses jokes, stories, parables, and puzzles to explain concepts in math, science, and philosophy, including syllogisms, metalanguage, causality, truth and randomness

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Analyzes the logical structure of various types of mathematical proofs and jokes, showing how humor and mathematics are related by common creative processes and discussing Thom's 'catastrophe theory' to describe how switches, reversals, and jumps in meaning are used in humor (view table of contents)

Hardcover:

9780226650241 | Univ of Chicago Pr, September 1, 1980, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Analyzes the logical structure of various types of mathematical proofs and jokes, showing how humor and mathematics are related by common creative processes and discussing Thom's 'catastrophe theory' to describe how switches, reversals, and jumps in meaning are used in humor

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9780226650258 | Reissue edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, November 15, 1982), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Analyzes the logical structure of various types of mathematical proofs and jokes, showing how humor and mathematics are related by common creative processes and discussing Thom's 'catastrophe theory' to describe how switches, reversals, and jumps in meaning are used in humor

Analyzes the logical structure of various types of mathematical proofs and jokes, showing how humor and mathematics are related by common creative processes and discussing Thom's 'catastrophe theory' to describe how switches, reversals, and jumps in meaning are used in humor

Prebinding:

9781417775668 | Reissue edition (Turtleback Books, January 1, 1980), cover price $27.00 | About this edition: Analyzes the logical structure of various types of mathematical proofs and jokes, showing how humor and mathematics are related by common creative processes and discussing Thom's 'catastrophe theory' to describe how switches, reversals, and jumps in meaning are used in humor

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