- Concrete Examples
- For Beginners
In a world in which disinformation abounds and politicians vest in blanket denials and flat-out lies, math professor John Allen Paulos offers clarity. This and other books in his series of accessible works about everyday math have become unlikely bestsellers. Paulos provides a short, entertaining manual to interpreting the news. He guides readers in spotting and navigating biases, twisted statistics and alarming headlines that offer no context. Though he first shared it in the mid-1990s, Paulos’s advice remains relevant and welcome.
About the Author
John Allen Paulos helps people appreciate math and improve their numeracy. He also wrote A Numerate Life, Beyond Numeracy and A Mathematician Plays the Stock Market.