Short works

Books : reviews

Jordan Ellenberg.
How Not to be Wrong: the hidden maths of everyday life.
Penguin. 2014

Can maths help you win the lottery? Meet the right partner? Get to the airport on time? Prove the existence of God? ‘An atomic-powered prosthesis that you attach to your common sense’, maths touches everything we do. Here Jordan Ellenberg shows how we can all use it to become better thinkers.