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How not to be wrong:  the power of mathematical thinking

Title: How not to be wrong: the power of mathematical thinking
By: Jordan Ellenberg

While the subtitle of this book is "the power of mathematical thinking," the “how not to be wrong” part is how to frame the question so that you use the correct mathematical formula to determine the answer—as well as how to maintain a healthy skepticism as to what that answer ... [Read more]


Six Degrees of Separation in London

London Bridges

Title: London Bridges
By: Jane Stevenson

An affectionate homage to the classic English detective story, London Bridges is set in 1990s London. Its plot centers on a treasure lost in the Blitz and newly discovered by an unscrupulous lawyer, who is tempted by greed into a series of crimes leading to murder. A diverse cast of ... [Read more]


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