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Paulos, John Allen

Overview
Works: 57 works in 413 publications in 14 languages and 17,716 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Fiction  Humor  Biography  Autobiographies  Film adaptations  Dictionaries  History  Anecdotes  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QA699, 510
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Most widely held works by John Allen Paulos
Innumeracy : mathematical illiteracy and its consequences by John Allen Paulos( Book )

61 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 3,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the follies that arise from a lack of understanding of science and mathematics
A mathematician reads the newspaper by John Allen Paulos( Book )

32 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Employing the same fun-filled, user-friendly, and quirkily insightful approach that put Innumeracy on best-seller lists, Paulos now leads us through the pages of the daily newspaper, revealing the hidden mathematical angles of countless articles. From the Senate, the SATs, and sex to crime, celebrities, and cults, Paulos takes stories that may not seem to involve mathematics at all and demonstrates how mathematical naivete can put readers at a distinct disadvantage
Beyond numeracy : ruminations of a numbers man by John Allen Paulos( Book )

36 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is in part a dictionary, in part a collection of short mathematical essays, and in part the ruminations of a numbers man. Although it contains many entries (brief essays) arranged in alphabetical order and depicting a broad range of mathematical topics, the book differs from a standard dictionary in that its entries are less comprehensive, longer, and in some cases quite unconventional."--Introduction
Once upon a number : the hidden mathematical logic of stories by John Allen Paulos( Book )

40 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beside lucid accounts of cutting-edge information theory we get hilarious anecdotes and jokes; instructions for running a truly impressive pyramid scam as well as a new religious hoax; a freewheeling conversation between Groucho Marx and Bertrand Russell; explanations of why the mundane facts of the O.J. Simpson case are overwhelmingly incriminating; how the Unabomber's thinking shows signs of mathematical training; why we're much more likely to feel aggrieved than aggrieving; and dozens of other treats
Mathematics and humor by John Allen Paulos( Book )

33 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Allen Paulos cleverly scrutinizes the mathematical structures of jokes, puns, paradoxes, spoonerisms, riddles, and other forms of humor, drawing examples from such sources as Rabelais, Shakespeare, James Beattie, Rene Thom, Lewis Carroll, Arthur Koestler, W.C. Fields, and Woody Allen
A mathematician plays the stock market by John Allen Paulos( Book )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a mathematical perspective on the stock market and the human dream of wealth, covering such topics as data mining, momentum investing, the Elliot Wave Theory, and Warren Buffet's fundamental analysis
Irreligion : a mathematician explains why the arguments for God just don't add up by John Allen Paulos( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are there any logical reasons to believe in God? Mathematician Paulos thinks not. Here he presents the case for his own worldview, organizing his book into twelve chapters that refute the twelve arguments most often put forward for believing in God's existence. Interspersed among his twelve counterarguments are remarks on a variety of irreligious themes, ranging from the nature of miracles and creationist probability to cognitive illusions and prudential wagers. Special attention is paid to topics, arguments, and questions that spring from his incredulity "not only about religion but also about others' credulity." Despite the strong influence of his day job, Paulos says, there isn't a single mathematical formula in the book.--From publisher description
I think, therefore I laugh : an alternative approach to philosophy by John Allen Paulos( Book )

17 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and Dutch and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speelse inleiding tot enkele logische en wetenschapsfilosofische problemen
I think, therefore I laugh : the flip side of philosophy by John Allen Paulos( Book )

21 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wittgenstein once remarked that 'a serious and good philosophical work could be written that consisted entirely of jokes'. Inspired by this idea, John Allen Paulos shows how conceptual humour and analytic philosophy resonate at a very deep level. Both evince a keen concern for language and its (mis)interpretations; both require a free intelligence in a relatively open society, as well as a sceptical tendency towards debunking; and both are quintessentially human. "I Think, Therefore I Laugh" is packed with jokes, stories, parables, puzzles and anecdotes, all of which relate in one way or another to various philosophical problems, leading to some unexpected insights. -- From http://www.amazon.co.uk (Sep. 26, 2012)
Irreligion : a mathematician explains why the arguments for God just don't add up by John Allen Paulos( Recording )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are there any logical reasons to believe in God? Mathematician Paulos thinks not. Here he presents the case for his own worldview, organizing his book into twelve chapters that refute the twelve arguments most often put forward for believing in God's existence. Interspersed among his twelve counterarguments are remarks on a variety of irreligious themes, ranging from the nature of miracles and creationist probability to cognitive illusions and prudential wagers. Special attention is paid to topics, arguments, and questions that spring from his incredulity "not only about religion but also about others' credulity." Despite the strong influence of his day job, Paulos says, there isn't a single mathematical formula in the book.--From publisher description
El hombre anúmerico : el analfabetismo matemático y sus consecuencias by John Allen Paulos( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in Spanish and Catalan and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zahlenblind : mathematisches Analphabetentum und seine Konsequenzen by John Allen Paulos( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Un matemático lee el periódico by John Allen Paulos( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kritisch-ironische analyse van denkfouten in krantenartikelen
Von Algebra bis Zufall : Streifzüge durch die Mathematik by John Allen Paulos( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in German and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Innumeracy by John Allen Paulos( Recording )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deals with society's inability to handle comfortably numbers, probabilities, logic, and other basic notions of math
Ich lache, also bin ich : Einladung zur Philosophie by John Allen Paulos( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in German and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das einzig Gewisse ist das Ungewisse : Streifzüge durch die unberechenbare Welt der Mathematik by John Allen Paulos( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in German and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Innumeracy & beyond : ruminations of a numbers man( Visual )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Allen Paulos, author of Innumeracy and Beyond Numeracy, discusses his books, as well as his philosophy of mathematics and approach to teaching. He shares his thoughts on numeracy and understanding the thinking behind the solution to mathematical problems
Un matemático invierte en la bolsa by John Allen Paulos( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flatland : a romance of many dimensions by Edwin Abbott Abbott( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With wry humor and penetrating satire, Flatland takes us on a mind-expanding journey into a different world to give us a new vision of our own. A. Square, the slightly befuddled narrator, is born into a place limited to two dimensions -- irrevocably flat -- and peopled by a hierarchy of geometrical forms. In a Gulliver-like tour of his bizarre homeland, A. Square spins a fascinating tale of domestic drama and political turmoil, from sex among consenting triangles to the intentional subjugation of Flatland's females. He tells of visits to Lineland, the world of one dimension, and Pointland, the world of no dimension. But when A. Square dares to speak openly of a third, or even a fourth, dimension, his tragic fate climaxes a brilliant parody of Victorian society. An underground favorite since its publication in England in1884, Flatland is as prophetic a science fiction classic as the works of H.G. Wells, introducing aspects of relativity and hyperspace years before Einstein's famous theories. And it does so with wonderful, enduring enchantment. With an Introduction by Valerie Smith and a New Afterword by John Allen Paulos"--Page 4 of cover
 
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Innumeracy : mathematical illiteracy and its consequences
Alternative Names
Allen Paulos, John

Allen Paulos, John 1945-

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A mathematician reads the newspaperBeyond numeracy : ruminations of a numbers manOnce upon a number : the hidden mathematical logic of storiesMathematics and humorA mathematician plays the stock marketIrreligion : a mathematician explains why the arguments for God just don't add upI think, therefore I laugh : the flip side of philosophyIrreligion : a mathematician explains why the arguments for God just don't add upDas einzig Gewisse ist das Ungewisse : Streifzüge durch die unberechenbare Welt der Mathematik