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Bad Choices by Ali Almossawi

Bad Choices

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Bad Choices by Ali Almossawi
Hardcover $20.00
Apr 04, 2017 | ISBN 9780735222120

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Praise for Ali Almossawi’s BAD CHOICES

“One of the more clever ways of introducing computational thinking to the general public.”
—Vint Cerf, Turing Award winner, Chief Internet Evangelist at Google, a “Father of the Internet”

“Perfect for anyone wanting to understand the basics of Computer Science.”
Cesar Hidalgo, Director of the Collective Learning group at the MIT Media Lab

“What I appreciated most was how the book became a survey of things I take for granted every day, shining a light on these algorithms and showing me different ways to think about and consider them.”
—Jamis Buck, author of Mazes for Programmers

“Almossawi picks everyday tasks like sorting socks, discovering new music, and writing witty status updates and examines the most efficient ways to achieve them. Each short chapter, mercifully barren of headache-inducing formulas, spotlights different computer-science concepts that can be put to use ineach situation, like context switching and linearithmic time…. Anyone with a high-school-level understanding of math or a penchant for logicpuzzles will appreciate this easily digestible primer on how little choices can make a big difference.”

Praise for Ali Almossawi’s BAD ARGUMENTS

“A very good book every scientist should have. Every scholar really.”
Hope Jahren, author of Lab Girl

“Seriously, An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments should be on every school curriculum. Twitter will be a more civil place.”
“A great primer for anyone looking to understand logical fallacies and become a better debater. It helps that each logical fallacy is accompanied by a comic featuring a funny animal… Check it out and pass it along to all the arguers—good and bad—in your life.”
“Now more than ever, you need this illustrated guide to bad arguments, faulty logic, and silly rhetoric.”
Fast Company
“Need a great coffee table book that looks like a kid’s book but will teach everyone around you to think more critically? This is the book. Share with your friends. Encourage your family members to flip through it. Casually leave copies in public places.”
“Wonderfully digestible . . . I can’t think of a better way to be taught or reintroduced to these fundamental notions of logical discourse. A delightful little book.”
Aaron Koblin, creative director, Google’s Data Arts team

“I love this illustrated book of bad arguments. A flawless compendium of flaws.”
Alice Roberts, PhD, anatomist, writer, and presenter of The Incredible Human Journey

“Bad arguments, great illustrations . . . gorgeous.”
Cory Doctorow,

“[A] handsome newcomer’s guide to the world of logic . . . Almossawi and his McSweeney’s-ready artist Giraldo accessibly tackle such classic subjects as circular reasoning, false dilemma, straw man, appeal to ignorance, and genetic fallacy . . . An attractive, substantive read.”
John Wenzel, Denver Post blog

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