Search Results: "John Allen Paulos"


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A MATHEMATICIAN PLAYS THE STOCK MARKET by John Allen Paulos
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2003

"A first-rate exploration into the math of the market: heuristic numeracy at its best."
A severe investment miscalculation leads to valuable lessons about the tricky psychology and thorny arithmetic of the market. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 2008

"Reasoned, cool and concise—a good-natured primer for infidels."
Add this impious brief to the growing stack of earnest texts by atheists set on debunking the venerable notion of an omnipotent, omniscient Almighty. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 28, 1991

"And so on and on in what one would like to see become an infinite series."
Maybe there is a royal road to mathematics, after all. Read full book review >

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HOME by John S. Allen
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"Excellent supplementary reading for a variety of college courses, but the book's scope and accessibility make this one for general readers, too."
A neuroanthropologist tackles the questions of how home came to be a central feature of human life and what we mean when we say that we feel at home. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2005

"Henderson will probably make about 600 guitars in his lifetime. Get on his list, but don't hold your breath."
Cheerful days spent in the company of master luthier Wayne Henderson as he oh-so-slowly handcrafts guitars. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Worthy of being shelved next to Jon Scieszka's funniest. (Picture book. 6-12)"
Grandits' latest is a hilarious tongue-in-cheek look at the perils of riding the school bus. Read full book review >

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SEVEN RULES YOU ABSOLUTELY MUST NOT BREAK IF YOU WANT TO SURVIVE THE CAFETERIA by John Grandits
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Some solid advice about both the cafeteria and life is embedded in this tongue-in-cheek tale. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Grandits and Austin team up again to bring readers more school rules that they should (not!) follow. Read full book review >

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NEWTON'S FOOTBALL by Allen St. John
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 19, 2013

"Both self-proclaimed geeks and the sports-averse can appreciate this 'gridiron version of the scientific method.'"
Journalist St. John (Clapton's Guitar: Watching Wayne Henderson Build the Perfect Instrument, 2005, etc.) and former Yale engineering professor Ramirez (Save Our Science: How to Inspire a New Generation of Scientists, 2013) use scientific principles to give a greater understanding of the spectacle of competitive violence that is American professional football. Read full book review >

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DON'T COPY ME! by Jonathan Allen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Young children acquainted with the pleasure of conspiring to annoy an older child and those who've suffered the indignity of being made fun of will enjoy seeing just who outsmarts whom. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Here's Little Puffin, minding his own business and enjoying a walk when a trio of impish gull chicks turn up and start mimicking his every move. Read full book review >