First Look: How Not to Be Wrong, by Jordan Ellenberg, is a Freakonomics for Math
From the publisher:
Math, as Jordan Ellenberg says, is “an atomic-powered prosthesis that you attach to your common sense, vastly multiplying its reach and strength.” Math helps every kind of thinker think better—it hones our intuition, sharpens our judgment, tames uncertainty, and lets us see the deeper structure and logic of our world. Armed with the tools of mathematics, we can see through the static to the true meaning of information we usually take for granted.
Ellenberg is the Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. To book Jordan Ellenberg as a speaker, contact The Lavin Agency.