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The power of logical thinking : easy lessons in the art of reasoning, and hard facts about its absence in our lives

Author: Marilyn Vos Savant
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The author, whose "Ask Marilyn" column is a regular feature in Parade Magazine, believes that as a nation, Americans have lost understanding of the power of logic and numbers.
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Genre/Form: Problems, exercises, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marilyn Vos Savant
ISBN: 0312139853 9780312139858 0312139837 9780312139834
OCLC Number: 33281091
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xix, 203 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part one: How our own minds can work against us --
Lesons set in everyday life --
Lessons set in dollars --
Part Two: How numbers can statistics can mislead --
Misunderstanding statistics --
Whe we lead ourselves down the garden path --
How even our health is affected --
Part three: How politicians exploit our innocence --
The election of 1992 (The advent of the "Reign of Error") --
From 1992 to 1996 and beyond.
Responsibility: Marilyn vos Savant.

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The author, whose "Ask Marilyn" column is a regular feature in Parade Magazine, believes that as a nation, Americans have lost understanding of the power of logic and numbers.

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