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Posts tagged with 'hownottobewrong' at Projects.Thu, 29 May 2014 10:33:27 -0800Thu, 29 May 2014 10:33:27 -0800en-ushttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss60How Not To Be Wrong
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After three years of work, my book HOW NOT TO BE WRONG: THE POWER OF MATHEMATICAL THINKING comes out today from Penguin Press! It's about math. Also: 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, packing 24-dimensional spheres, what Facebook can and can’t figure out about you, the invention of calculus, and the existence of God. The book is available at <a href="http://www.amazon.com/How-Not-Be-Wrong-Mathematical/dp/1594205221">Amazon</a>, <a href="http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781594205224">Indiebound</a>, <a href="http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/products/jordan+ellenberg/how+not+to+be+wrong/10495223/">Waterstones</a>, and (I hope!) your local bookstore. MetaFilter has been a fantastically useful resource for me in putting this together; partly because I can use Ask for my questions about <a href="http://ask.metafilter.com/239738/How-do-you-say-statistically-significant-in-your-native-language">statistical significance in different languages</a> and <a href="http://ask.metafilter.com/216295/Is-this-famous-investment-scam-real-or-fiction">stockpicking scams</a>, but more importantly because I've learned so much about how to write about math for non-mathematicians from writing about math on MetaFilter! tag:projects.metafilter.com,2014:site.4308Thu, 29 May 2014 10:33:27 -0800bookhownottobewrongmathescabeche