Thursday, March 7, 2013

Five top books on the powers & pleasures of mathematics

One title on the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five top books on the powers and pleasures of mathematics:
by John Allen Paulos

Numbers carry facts, ideas, information, and intelligence of every sort. What are the consequences of not understanding the relationships and probabilities they express? From sports to stocks, lotteries to political polls and elections, Paulos provides an enlightening—and entertaining—course in the costs of innumeracy.
Read about the other books on the list.

Also see Ian Stewart's top ten popular mathematics books.

--Marshal Zeringue