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Dude, Can You Count? : Stories, Challenges, and Adventures in Mathematics (Hardcover)

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Imagine algebra class meets The Hitchhiker ''s Guide to the Galaxy

Meet JJ, an unusual character with a unique vantage position from which he can measure and monitor humanity ''s progress. Armed with a device that compels all around it to tell the truth, JJ offers a satirical evaluation of our attitudes to numeracy and logic, touching upon several aspects of life on Earth along the way, from the criminal justice system and people ''s use of language to highway driving and modern art.

A collection of mathematically-flavored stories and jokes, interlaced with puzzles, paradoxes and problems, fuse together in an entertaining, free-flowing narrative that will engage and amuse anyone with an interest in the issues confronting society today. JJ demonstrates how a lack of elementary mathematical knowledge can taint our work and general thinking and reflects upon the importance of what is arguably our most valuable weapon against ignorance: a sound mathematical education.

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Publisher Copernicus Books
Mfg Part# 9781848825383
SKU 211436569
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1848825382
Release Date 2/1/2010
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