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              Books by Jordan Ellenberg

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              Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Absolutely Everything

              Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Absolutely Everything (Hardback)

              By Ellenberg, Jordan

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              How should a democracy choose its representatives? How does disease spread? How do computers teach themselves chess, and why is chess easier for them than analyzing a sentence? What should your kids study in school if they really want to learn to think? All of these are questions... about geometry. Jordan Ellenberg reveals the mathematics behind some of the most important scientific, political and philosophical conundrums we face. The word 'geometry', from the Greek, means 'measuring the world'. If anything, geometry doesn't just measure the world - it explains it. Shape shows us how.
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              ISBN 9780241413524
              Released NZ 3 Jun 2021
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Absolutely Everything

              Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Absolutely Everything (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ellenberg, Jordan

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              How should a democracy choose its representatives? How does Covid-19 spread? How do computers teach themselves chess, and why is chess easier for them than analyzing a sentence? What should your kids study in school if they really want to learn to think? All of these are question...s about geometry. Seriously! Jordan Ellenberg reveals the mathematics behind some of the most important scientific, political and philosophical conundrums we face. The word 'geometry', from the Greek, means 'measuring the world'. If anything, geometry doesn't just measure the world, it explains it. Shape shows us how.
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              ISBN 9780241510452
              Released NZ 3 Jun 2021
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              How Not to Be Wrong: The Hidden Maths of Everyday Life

              How Not to Be Wrong: The Hidden Maths of Everyday Life (Paperback)

              By Ellenberg, Jordan

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              Explores the mathematician's method of analyzing life, from the everyday to the cosmic, showing us which numbers to defend, which ones to ignore and when to change the equation entirely. This book tells us that maths touches on everything we do, and a little mathematical knowledg...e reveals the hidden structures that lie beneath the chaotic surface.
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              ISBN 9780718196042
              Released NZ 29 Jul 2015
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Absolutely Everything
                

              Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Absolutely Everything (Paperback)

              By Ellenberg, Jordan

              • RRP: $32.50
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              • Pub Date
                2 Jun 22
              ISBN 9780141991511
              Released NZ 2 Jun 2022
              Publisher Penguin
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              How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking
               

              How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking (Hardback)

              By Ellenberg, Jordan

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              The Freakonomics of math--a math-world superstar unveils the hidden beauty and logic of the world and puts its power in our hands The math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In How Not to Be Wrong, Jordan Elle...nberg shows us how terribly limiting this view is: Math isn't confined to abstract incidents that never occur in real life, but rather touches everything we do--the whole world is shot through with it. Math allows us to see the hidden structures underneath the messy and chaotic surface of our world. It's a science of not being wrong, hammered out by centuries of hard work and argument. Armed with the tools of mathematics, we can see through to the true meaning of information we take for granted: How early should you get to the airport? What does public opinion really represent? Why do tall parents have shorter children? Who really won Florida in 2000? And how likely are you, really, to develop cancer? How Not to Be Wrong presents the surprising revelations behind all of these questions and many more, using the mathematician's method of analyzing life and exposing the hard-won insights of the academic community to the layman--minus the jargon. Ellenberg chases mathematical threads through a vast range of time and space, from the everyday to the cosmic, encountering, among other things, baseball, Reaganomics, daring lottery schemes, Voltaire, the replicability crisis in psychology, Italian Renaissance painting, artificial languages, the development of non-Euclidean geometry, the coming obesity apocalypse, Antonin Scalia's views on crime and punishment, the psychology of slime molds, what Facebook can and can't figure out about you, and the existence of God. Ellenberg pulls from history as well as from the latest theoretical developments to provide those not trained in math with the knowledge they need. Math, as Ellenberg says, is an atomic-powered prosthesis that you attach to your common sens
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              ISBN 9781594205224
              Released NZ 29 May 2014
              Publisher Penguin
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              Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Information, Biology, Strategy, Democracy, and Everything Else
               

              Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Information, Biology, Strategy, Democracy, and Everything Else (Hardback)

              By Ellenberg, Jordan

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              Shape reveals the geometry underneath some of the most important scientific, political, and philosophical problems we face. Geometry asks: Where are things? Which things are near each other? How can you get from one thing to another thing? Those are important questions. Geometry ...doesn't just measure the world-it explains it. Shape shows us how --
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              ISBN 9781984879059
              Released NZ 25 May 2021
              Publisher Penguin
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              How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking
               

              How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ellenberg, Jordan

              • RRP: $36.99
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              Using the mathematician's method of analyzing life and exposing the hard-won insights of the academic community to the layman, minus the jargon ... Ellenberg pulls from history as well as from the latest theoretical developments to provide those not trained in math with the knowl...edge they need --
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              ISBN 9780143127536
              Released NZ 26 May 2015
              Publisher Penguin
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