How Not to be Wrong

by Jordan Ellenberg | Nonfiction |
ISBN: 0143127535 Global Overview for this book
Registered by webosfritos of Gijón, Asturies/Asturias Spain on 5/22/2022
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Journal Entry 1 by webosfritos from Gijón, Asturies/Asturias Spain on Sunday, May 22, 2022
Great book about how to apply mathematics to everyday life. Even if you think mathematics does not apply to a situation, it does. The book is very good, but several chapters in this book are the perfect example of how engaging books to disseminate science to the public should be written.

Journal Entry 2 by webosfritos at Gijón, Asturies/Asturias Spain on Sunday, May 22, 2022
"The unknown is a stone in the sea, which obstructs our progress. We can try to pack dynamite in the crevices of rock, detonate, it, and repeat until the rock breaks apart. Or you can take a more contemplative approach, allowing your level of understanding gradually and gently to rise, until after a time what appeared as an obstacle is overtopped by the calm water, and is gone."

Journal Entry 3 by webosfritos at Gijón, Asturies/Asturias Spain on Sunday, May 22, 2022
"The ability to work hard-to keep one's whole attention and energy focused on a problem, systematically turning it over and over and pushing at everything that looks like a crack, despite the lack of outward signs of progress-is not a skill everybody has."

In the Corner of Traveler Street and Dorchester Avenue, in front of the Cambria Hotel, you will find a red "Sidewalk Library". There you can pick a book or leave a book. "How not to be wrong" will be there until somebody will catch it. Enjoy the hunt.

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