The Resource The math of life & death : 7 mathematical principles that shape our lives, Kit Yates

The math of life & death : 7 mathematical principles that shape our lives, Kit Yates

Label
The math of life & death : 7 mathematical principles that shape our lives
Title
The math of life & death
Title remainder
7 mathematical principles that shape our lives
Statement of responsibility
Kit Yates
Title variation
Math of life and death
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"We are all doing math all the time, from the way we communicate with each other to the way we travel, from how we work to how we relax. Many of us are aware of this. But few of us really appreciate the full power of math - the extent to which its influence is not only in every office and every home, but also in every courtroom and hospital ward. In this eye-opening and extraordinary book, Kit Yates explores the true stories of life-changing events in which the application - or misapplication - of mathematics has played a critical role: patients crippled by faulty genes and entrepreneurs bankrupted by faulty algorithms; innocent victims of miscarriages of justice and the unwitting victims of software glitches. We follow stories of investors who have lost fortunes and parents who have lost children, all because of mathematical misunderstandings. Along the way, Yates arms us with simple mathematical rules and tools that can help us make better decisions in our increasingly quantitative society"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yates, Kit
Dewey number
510
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA93
LC item number
.Y38 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Mathematics
Label
The math of life & death : 7 mathematical principles that shape our lives, Kit Yates
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223139797451
  • 31223139797469
  • 31223135065598
  • 31223128525632
  • 31223131152911
  • 31223139797477
  • 31223139797485
  • 31223139797493
  • 31223135065606
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
vii, 274 pages
Isbn
9781982111885
Lccn
2019024831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1134401043
Label
The math of life & death : 7 mathematical principles that shape our lives, Kit Yates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223139797451
  • 31223139797469
  • 31223135065598
  • 31223128525632
  • 31223131152911
  • 31223139797477
  • 31223139797485
  • 31223139797493
  • 31223135065606
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
vii, 274 pages
Isbn
9781982111885
Lccn
2019024831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1134401043

Library Locations

    • Bernal Heights LibraryBorrow it
      500 Cortland Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94110, US
      37.738862 -122.416132
    • Eureka Valley/Harvey Milk Memorial LibraryBorrow it
      1 Jose Sarria Court, San Francisco, CA, 94114, US
      37.764084 -122.431821
    • Glen Park LibraryBorrow it
      2825 Diamond Street, San Francisco, CA, 94131, US
      37.733969 -122.433723
    • Noe Valley/Sally Brunn LibraryBorrow it
      451 Jersey Street, San Francisco, CA, 94114, US
      37.750180 -122.435116
    • Parkside LibraryBorrow it
      1200 Taraval Street, San Francisco, CA, 94116, US
      37.743130 -122.479330
    • Presidio LibraryBorrow it
      3150 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA, 94115, US
      37.788875 -122.444892
    • Sunset LibraryBorrow it
      1305 18th Ave., San Francisco, CA, 94122, US
      37.763354 -122.476307
    • Main LibraryBorrow it
      100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102, US
      37.779376 -122.415795
Processing Feedback ...