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What the Numbers Say

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What the Numbers Say by Derrick Niederman and David Boyum
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Jun 08, 2004 | ISBN 9780767909990
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    Dec 18, 2007 | ISBN 9780307419569

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“This is a superb book–important and fun to read. We live in an age in which all people need to be fluent in two languages–words and numbers. Yet our schools do not teach and our students do not learn how to be quantitatively literate. This book demonstrates what traditionally is not taught, but desperately needs to be–the application, uses, and abuses of numbers.”
–Arthur Levine, President, Teachers College, Columbia University

“Entertaining, interesting, and educational. A real winner!”
–Brian L. Roberts, President and CEO, Comcast Corporation

“This book is full of insights. With examples ranging from baseball to Social Security to the stock market, the authors make the numbers we live with everyday understandable and accessible. Read this book and you will probably double your numerical literacy. What’s more, you will enjoy the read!”
–Joseph S. Nye Jr., Dean, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs

“It’s almost always about the numbers! What the Numbers Say is a witty and engaging book that highlights just how critical understanding the numbers is to our daily life.”
–David Bach, best-selling author of Smart Couples Finish Rich and Smart Women Finish Rich

“Numbers have always been important in daily living, but now the computer and the Internet have made them more indispensable than ever. The authors of this splendid volume show us how to cope with the numbers that bombard us from all directions. Do you understand sports statistics? Can you spot the flimflams in statistical claims about health and medicine? If you don’t want to be a dummy about quantitative information, then read this book. It will tell you all you need to know, in clear and entertaining prose.”
–Martin Gardner, author of The Colossal Book of Mathematics, and former “Mathematical Recreations” columnist, Scientific American

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