200% of Nothing: An Eye-Opening Tour through the Twists and Turns of Math Abuse and Innumeracy
Wiley, 1996/02/09 - 192 ページ
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%."--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% 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
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Review: 200% of Nothingユーザー レビュー - Joe - Goodreads
The book started of very interesting but quickly became quite repetitive. It is interesting to see how many math abuses there are in advertising and the media. Part due to innumeracy and part due to and intentional desire to mislead the public. レビュー全文を読む
Review: 200% of Nothingユーザー レビュー - Goodreads
Innumeracy is a more widespread plague than is illiteracy, yet we don't seem to pay it any attention or mind. This is a mistake, as Dewdney handily points out. Reading this book, I was proud that the ...