xiv, 210 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
9781592404230 hardcover 1592404235 hardcover
Numbers saturate the news, politics, and life. The average person can use basic knowledge and common sense to put the never-ending onslaught of facts and figures in their proper place.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -202) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Counting: use strawberry jam Size: it's personal Chance: the tiger that isn't Up and down: a man and his dog Averages: the white rainbow Performance: the whole elephant Risk: bring home the bacon Sampling: drinking from a fire hose Data: know the unknowns Shock figures: wayward tee shots Comparison: mind the gap Causation: think twice Last word.