The Tiger That Isn't
Seeing Through a World of Numbers
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Tiger That Isn't by Michael Blastland
Book DescriptionMathematics scares and depresses most of us, but politicians, journalists and everyone in power use numbers all the time to bamboozle us. Most maths is really simple - as easy as 2+2 in fact. Better still it can be understood without any jargon, any formulas - and in fact not even many numbers. Most of it is commonsense, and by using a few really simple principles one can quickly see when maths, statistics and numbers are being abused to play tricks - or create policies - which can waste millions of pounds. It is liberating to understand when numbers are telling the truth or being used to lie, whether it is health scares, the costs of government policies, the supposed risks of certain activities or the real burden of taxes.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781846681110
(198mm x 129mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Profile Books Ltd
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Drawing on their hugely popular BBC radio show "More or Less," the Strunk & White of statistics team up to delight, amuse, and convert American mathphobes by showing how their everyday experiences make sense of numbers. Charts and graphs throughout.
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Author Biography - Michael Blastland
Michael Blastland was born in Glasgow. A journalist all his professional life, he started on weekly newspapers before moving to the BBC where he makes current affairs programmes for Radio 4, such as Analysis, More or Less and the historical series Why Did We Do That? He lives in Hertfordshire, often with his daughter Cait, less often and less quietly with his son Joe, when he's at home.
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