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Document Type: | Book |
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All Authors / Contributors: |
Brian W Kernighan |

ISBN: | 9780691182773 0691182779 |

OCLC Number: | 1032358338 |

Description: | xiv, 160 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm |

Contents: | Getting started -- Millions, billions, zillions -- Big numbers -- Mega, giga, tera, and beyond -- Units -- Dimensionality -- Milestones -- Specious precision -- Lies, damned lies, and statistics -- Graphical trickery -- Bias -- Arithmetic -- Estimation -- Self defense. |

Other Titles: | Defending yourself in a world of too many numbers |

Responsibility: | Brian W. Kernighan. |

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"Having a healthy skepticism toward numbers and giving readers the tools to think about math more logically is the purpose of this easily read, slight book. Brian W. Kernighan adroitly distills complex issues. His tone is more that of a mellow friend breaking down a concept that flummoxes you rather than an Ivy League professor expounding on the elegance of numbers."---Jacqueline Cutler, NJ.com "Numbers, graphs and statistics can often be misleading and misrepresented. In Millions, Billions, Zillions: Defending Yourself in a World of Too Many Numbers, Kernighan provides the reader with an entertaining and useful guide to avoid becoming a victim of number abuse."---Ben Rothke, RSA Conference Read more...

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- Mathematics.
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