Beyond Numeracy by John Paulos

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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.
 

About John Paulos

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John Allen Paulos  is a professor of mathematics at Temple University. His books include the bestseller Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences (H&W, 1988), A Mathematician Plays the Stock Market, and A Mathematician Reads the Newspapers.
 
Published May 29, 2013 by Vintage. 306 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science & Math, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Bridging the two are those mathematical excursions into number theory, set theory, or non-Euclidean geometry that turn out to be models of the natural world-of the way flowers grow, quarks interact, or how the universe is shaped.

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Avoiding this straitjacket approach, Paulos ( Innumeracy ) offers an effective antidote to mathphobiaif it's his word, use quote marks.aa/reviewer's word, so leave as is.gs .

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These conversational, refreshing essays--organized in dictionary format from ``algebra'' to ``zeno''--demonstrate math's relevancy to everyday life;

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