Proofiness: How You're Being Fooled by the Numbers

Proofiness: How You're Being Fooled by the Numbers

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From the author of Zero, comes this "admirable salvo against quantitative bamboozlement by the media and the government" (The Boston Globe)

In Zero, Charles Seife presented readers with a thrilling account of the strangest number known to humankind. Now he shows readers how the power of skewed metrics-or "proofiness"- is being used to alter perception in both amusing and dangerous ways. Proofiness is behind such bizarre stories as a mathematical formula for the perfect… (more)

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Publisher: Penguin (September 23, 2010)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 304 pages

File size: 629 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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