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              The Art of Logic: How to Make Sense in a World that Doesn't

              The Art of Logic: How to Make Sense in a World that Doesn't (Paperback, Main)

              By Cheng, Eugenia

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              For thousands of years, mathematicians have used the timeless art of logic to see the world more clearly. In The Art of Logic, Royal Society Science Book Prize nominee Eugenia Cheng shows how anyone can think like a mathematician - and see, argue and think better. Learn how to si...mplify complex decisions without over-simplifying them. Discover the power of analogies and the dangers of false equivalences. Find out how people construct misleading arguments, and how we can argue back. Eugenia Cheng teaches us how to find clarity without losing nuance, taking a careful scalpel to the complexities of politics, privilege, sexism and dozens of other real-world situations. Her Art of Logic is a practical and inspiring guide to decoding the modern world.
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              ISBN 9781788160391
              Released AU 5 Aug 2019
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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              How to Bake Pi: Easy recipes for understanding complex maths

              How to Bake Pi: Easy recipes for understanding complex maths (Paperback, Main)

              By Cheng, Eugenia

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              What is maths all about? And what on earth do cake and custard have to do with it? The fabulous Eugenia Cheng's entertaining guide to mathematical thinking, available now in paperback.

              ISBN 9781781252888
              Released AU 22 Jun 2016
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Language (English)
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              Beyond Infinity: An expedition to the outer limits of the mathematical universe

              Beyond Infinity: An expedition to the outer limits of the mathematical universe (Paperback, Main)

              By Cheng, Eugenia

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              Inside the weird and wonderful world of infinity, from endless hotels to bottomless cookie-jars - now in paperback.

              ISBN 9781781252864
              Released AU 24 Apr 2018
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Language (English)
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              The Art of Logic: How to Make Sense in a World that Doesn't
               

              The Art of Logic: How to Make Sense in a World that Doesn't (Hardback, Main)

              By Cheng, Eugenia

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              Emotions are powerful. In newspaper headlines, on social media and in political debates, they have become the primary way of understanding the world around us. But emotions have a way of obscuring the truth, and of making it more difficult to see the reality behind the rhetoric. ...In Thinking Better, Eugenia Cheng shows how mathematical logic can help us cut through the emotive yet illogical arguments that companies and politicians use to deceive us. First Cheng explains how mathematicians use black-and-white logic to build clear, irrefutable arguments, and how we can recognise when someone is using false logic to mislead us. Then - using debate-provoking examples from the modern world ranging from the United Airlines passenger fiasco to the question of free public healthcare - she shows how we can learn to apply logic to our messy world, where black and white merge through infinite shades of grey. Clear-sighted, revelatory and filled with useful real-world examples of logic and illogic at work, Beyond Infinity is an essential guide to the mathematician's art of thinking better.
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              ISBN 9781788160384
              Released AU 29 Aug 2018
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Language (English)
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              X + Y: A Mathematician's Manifesto for Rethinking Gender
                

              X + Y: A Mathematician's Manifesto for Rethinking Gender (Hardback)

              By Cheng, Eugenia

              • RRP: $52.99
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              • Pub Date
                25 Aug 20

              A brilliant mathematician's new path out of gender inequality Why are men in charge? After years in the male-dominated field of mathematics and in the female-dominated field of art, Eugenia Cheng has heard the question many times. In x + y, Cheng argues that her mathematical spec...ialty -- category theory -- reveals why. Category theory deals more with context, relationships, and nuanced versions of equality than with intrinsic characteristics. Category theory also emphasizes dimensionality: much as a cube can cast a square or diamond shadow, depending on your perspective, so too do gender politics appear to change with how we examine them. Because society often rewards traits that it associates with males, such as competitiveness, we treat the problems those traits can create as male. But putting competitive women in charge will leave many unjust relationships in place. If we want real change, we need to transform the contexts in which we all exist, and not simply who we think we are.
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              ISBN 9781541646506
              Released AU 25 Aug 2020
              Publisher Basic Books
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              The Art of Logic in an Illogical World
                

              The Art of Logic in an Illogical World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Cheng, Eugenia

              • RRP: $33.99
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              • Pub Date
                9 Jun 20

              How both logical and emotional reasoning can help us live better in our post-truth world In a world where fake news stories change election outcomes, has rationality become futile? In The Art of Logic in an Illogical World, Eugenia Cheng throws a lifeline to readers drowning in t...he illogic of contemporary life. Cheng is a mathematician, so she knows how to make an airtight argument. But even for her, logic sometimes falls prey to emotion, which is why she still fears flying and eats more cookies than she should. If a mathematician can't be logical, what are we to do? In this book, Cheng reveals the inner workings and limitations of logic, and explains why alogic -- for example, emotion -- is vital to how we think and communicate. Cheng shows us how to use logic and alogic together to navigate a world awash in bigotry, mansplaining, and manipulative memes. Insightful, useful, and funny, this essential book is for anyone who wants to think more clearly.
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              ISBN 9781541672499
              Released AU 9 Jun 2020
              Publisher Basic Books
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              How to Bake Pi
               

              How to Bake Pi (Trade Paperback / Paperback, First Trade Paper Edition)

              By Cheng, Eugenia

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              A Publishers Weekly best book of 2015

              ISBN 9780465097678
              Released AU 10 May 2016
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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              The Art of Logic in an Illogical World
               

              The Art of Logic in an Illogical World (Hardback)

              By Cheng, Eugenia

              • RRP: $52.99
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              Originally published in hardcover and ebook by Profile Books in the United Kingdom in July 2018 --Title page verso.

              ISBN 9781541672482
              Released AU 11 Sep 2018
              Publisher Basic Books
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              The Art of Logic: How to Make Sense in a World that Doesn't
               

              The Art of Logic: How to Make Sense in a World that Doesn't (EPUB ebook)

              By Cheng, Eugenia

              Emotions are powerful. In newspaper headlines and on social media, they have become the primary way of understanding the world. But strong feelings make it more difficult to see the reality behind the rhetoric. In The Art of Logic, Eugenia Cheng shows how mathematical logic can h...elp us see things more clearly - and know when politicians and companies are trying to mislead us. First Cheng explains how to use black-and-white logic to illuminate the world around us, giving us new insight into thorny political questions like public healthcare, Black Lives Matter and Brexit. Then she explains how logic and emotions, used side-by-side, can help us not only to be more rational individuals, but also to live more thoughtfully. Clear-sighted, revelatory and filled with useful real-life examples of logic and illogic at work, The Art of Logic is an essential guide to decoding modern life.
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              ISBN 9781782834427
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              Released AU 5 Jul 2018
              Publisher Profile
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Diary of a Bookseller
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              How to Bake Pi: Easy recipes for understanding complex maths
               

              How to Bake Pi: Easy recipes for understanding complex maths (EPUB ebook)

              By Cheng, Eugenia

              What is maths all about? And what on earth do cake and custard have to do with it? The fabulous Eugenia Cheng's entertaining guide to mathematical thinking, available now in paperback.

              ISBN 9781782830825
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              Released AU 4 Jun 2015
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