Get a signed copy of Tim Harford’s fantastic new book How to Make the World Add Up.
After 13 years of presenting BBC Radio4's More or Less Tim Harford realised that understanding statistics is not all about technical expertise. Instead, it requires an effort to overcome our biases, being open-minded without being gullible and maintaining a healthy scepticism without lapsing into corrosive cynicism.
So Tim wrote How To Make The World Add Up which covers his Ten Rules for Thinking Differently About Numbers. We read an advanced copy as soon as it hit the Maths Gear office and absolutely loved it. There is even a quote from Matt on the back cover. It seems Stephen Fry beat him to the front cover spot.
"Fabulously readable, lucid, witty and authoritative . . . Every politician and journalist should be made to read this book, but everyone else will get so much pleasure and draw so much strength from the joyful way it dispels the clouds of deceit and delusion"
- Stephen Fry
"I'm pretty sure my quote was better than Stephen's."
- Matt Parker
All copies of How To Make The World Add Up are signed by Tim Harford. But Matt also insisted on signing his quote on the back cover of a bunch of copies. We tried to stop him. We failed.
Price = p303 = £19.99
Please note that if you are in the USA: shipping costs are super-high at the moment. The Coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a lack of transatlantic flights and so mail costs have gone waaaay up. We’re sorry. Hopefully the cost will go back to normal soon. Or you can wait for Tim’s book to come out in the USA in February 2021 under the title “The Data Detective”.