200% of Nothing : 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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