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200 Per Cent of Nothing

An Eye-opening Tour Through the Twists and Turns of Math Abuse and Innumeracy

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200 Per Cent of Nothing by A.K. Dewdney
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Acclaim for "In today's world, 'innumeracy' is an even greater danger than illiteracy, and is perhaps even more common. Advertisers and politicians exploit it; intellectuals (self-styled) even flaunt it. I hope that this wise and witty book will provide cures where they are possible, and warnings where they are necessary. "It's also a lot of fun. I can guarantee that 100 per cent."-Arthur C. Clarke "Dewdney retells with charm and wit magnificent morsels of mathematical mayhem discovered by his army of volunteer 'abuse detectives.' From 'sample trashing' to 'numerical terrorism,' from 'percentage pumping' to 'dimensional dementia,' 200 per cent of Nothing plumbs the depths of innumeracy in daily life and reveals what ordinary people can do about it. A rich, readable, instructive, and persuasive book."-Lynn Arthur Steen, Professor of Mathematics, St. Olaf College

Author Biography

A. K. DEWDNEY, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Western Ontario. Well-known for his popular "Mathematical Recreations" column, which ran in Scientific American for more than eight years, he is also the author of several books, including The Armchair Universe and The Planiverse: Computer Contact with a Two-Dimensional World.
Release date NZ
February 9th, 1996
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Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
Illustrations, 1 map
Imprint
John Wiley & Sons Inc
Pages
192
Dimensions
144x227x13
ISBN-13
9780471145745
Product ID
3083126

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