Joel's neighbour's books 
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 Joel's neighbour's books

Hi Joel!

So, is this neighbour of yours really that good of a writer?  I went out
and purchased a bood called Surely you're joking Mr. Feynman! when I was
told by a prof that it was a "good read."  I could not get past page 80
it was so boring.  Is the numbers book that your neighbour wrote really
good?  Or is it of the same genre as the Feynman book?

I was just curious.  Holidays are coming and I want to have a good stash
of reading to do during Christmas break.

(too much study)+(not enough play) = (bad things)

--
J. Adkins

Rome did not create a great empire by having meetings; they did it by
killing all those who opposed them!



Wed, 09 May 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 Joel's neighbour's books
Hi!

Of course everyone's taste is different! Paulos' book Innumeracy was
on the New York Times best seller list for 5 months (1990). He was on
the Tonight show, Letterman, and everyplace else.

Paulos' message is what sets this book apart. It is that people are
innumerate (analogous to illiterate). When you undertake to learn
about numbers and logic, you see things differently.

This is why I go on and on about Paulos at SMD. It is a perfect fit.

Besides, his quirky, humerous style has universal appeal. He is quite
popular with the college age set. Check the reviews and see for
yourself.

Cheers,

Joel

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>Hi Joel!
>So, is this neighbour of yours really that good of a writer?  I went out
>and purchased a bood called Surely you're joking Mr. Feynman! when I was
>told by a prof that it was a "good read."  I could not get past page 80
>it was so boring.  Is the numbers book that your neighbour wrote really
>good?  Or is it of the same genre as the Feynman book?
>I was just curious.  Holidays are coming and I want to have a good stash
>of reading to do during Christmas break.
>(too much study)+(not enough play) = (bad things)
>--
>J. Adkins

>Rome did not create a great empire by having meetings; they did it by
>killing all those who opposed them!
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>Hi Joel!
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><P>So, is this neighbour of yours really that good of a writer?&nbsp; I
>went out and purchased a bood called <I>Surely you're joking Mr. Feynman!</I>
>when I was told by a prof that it was a "good read."&nbsp; I could not
>get past page 80 it was so boring.&nbsp; Is the numbers book that your
>neighbour wrote really good?&nbsp; Or is it of the same genre as the Feynman
>book?
><P>I was just curious.&nbsp; Holidays are coming and I want to have a good
>stash of reading to do during Christmas break.
><P>(too much study)+(not enough play) = (bad things)
><P>--
><BR>J. Adkins

><P>Rome did not create a great empire by having meetings; they did it by
>killing all those who opposed them!
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Wed, 09 May 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 Joel's neighbour's books
Has this guy written anything besides Innumeracy?
I do have to write my list for Santa soon.  ; D

Jen
--
J. Adkins

Rome did not create a great empire by having meetings; they did it by
killing all those who opposed them!



Wed, 09 May 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 Joel's neighbour's books

Quote:

>Has this guy written anything besides Innumeracy?
>I do have to write my list for Santa soon.  ; D
>Jen

Hi Jen,

Here's a partial list:

Beyond Numeracy : Ruminations of a Numbers Man ~ Ships in 2-3 days
                         John Allen Paulos / Paperback / Published
1992
                         Our Price: $10.40 ~ You Save: $2.60 (20%)
                         Read more about this title...

                    Innumeracy : Mathematical Illiteracy and Its
Consequences ~ Usually ships in 24 hours
                         John Allen Paulos / Paperback / Published
1990
                         Our Price: $8.80 ~ You Save: $2.20 (20%)
                         Read more about this title...

                    A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper ~ Usually
ships in 24 hours
                         John Allen Paulos / Paperback / Published
1996
                         Our Price: $9.56 ~ You Save: $2.39 (20%)
                         Read more about this title...

                    Mathematics and Humor ~ Usually ships in 24 hours
                         John Allen Paulos / Paperback / Published
1990
                         Our Price: $10.36 ~ You Save: $2.59 (20%)

                    Once Upon a Number; The Hidden Mathematical Logic
of Stories ~ Usually ships in 24 hours
                         John Allen Paulos / Hardcover / Published
1998
                         Our Price: $16.10 ~ You Save: $6.90 (30%)
                         Read more about this title...

You can read some reviews about each of these at amazon.com. Just
enter "Paulos" and hit GO.

I like amazon because they do not charge tax. Barnesandnoble does.
Both discount. Both will ship by UPS. They each charge you a small
amount for this. They will send you an e-mail with your tracking
number, so you can go to UPS website, enter your number and watch the
progress of the shipment.

At 12:00 the next day, as predicted, my UPS guy shows up.

Cheers,

Joel

Joel M. Eichen, D.D.S.

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>--
>J. Adkins

>Rome did not create a great empire by having meetings; they did it by
>killing all those who opposed them!



Thu, 10 May 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 Joel's neighbour's books
Hi Jen,

Some more information:

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Prepublication Praise for Once Upon a Number

John Allen Paulos is one of the greatest mathematical storytellers of
all time, one of those rare individuals who can so beautifully
use the medium of story to communicate math and statistics. In this
pathbreaking and immensely entertaining work, he also does
the reverse: he uses the medium of math (and statistics) to tell us
about the medium of story. Once Upon a Number can be read on
many levels: each of its insights and one-liners is great and together
they offer a profound, new view of the relation between math
and stories. -- Doron Zeilberger, winner, 1998 Steele prize in
mathematics

Around the relations between formal mathematics and informal
narrative, Paulos has woven a rich tapestry of jokes, paradoxes,
logic, probability, statistics, semantics, philosophy and other
wonders. One never knows what delightful surprise is coming next.
You will learn a lot from this entertaining yet far from superficial
book. -- Martin Gardner, author and former Scientific American
mathematics columnist

A stimulating discussion of the benefits and pitfalls of applying
mathematical reasoning to stories and everyday life. -- Gregory
Chaitin, Author of The Limits of Mathematics

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Cheers,

Joel

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Quote:

>Has this guy written anything besides Innumeracy?
>I do have to write my list for Santa soon.  ; D
>Jen
>--
>J. Adkins

>Rome did not create a great empire by having meetings; they did it by
>killing all those who opposed them!



Thu, 10 May 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 Joel's neighbour's books

Salutations Joel!

Oye, I really want to get back to my own bookstore and get some of
these!  I think they will be a great as Kip Thorne's book Blackholes and
Timewarps, Einstein's outrageous legacy, if not better.   Thanks!

Oh, I just do not like ordering stuff online.  It is more fun to go to
the bookstore.  Unfortunately, there is no daytimer store around here
either.

Jen

--
J. Adkins

Rome did not create a great empire by having meetings; they did it by
killing all those who opposed them!



Thu, 10 May 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 Joel's neighbour's books
Hi Jen,

I do both!

I like Borders and Barnes and Noble. Each has a nice coffee (cafe?)
you know what I mean! place where folks sit around and browse through
books. They also have music on Friday nights (live performances!) and
such.

I think that each of these places deserves some tax subsidies for
providing better education and entertainment than some of our cultural
institutions! I used to go to the Philadelphia Museum a lot but only
found visitors from Pakistan, (the screaming baby-Yechhh!), the art
students and stale bagels in the coffee shop.

Bricks and mortar stores are fine, but for the digarati, its good to
know your way around e-Commerce and {*filter*}space too. Its also more
informative.

I just popped over from amazon.com to see how sales were doing in
several categories which I like. This would be the equivalent of
sitting around the isles for two weeks and counting what customers are
pulling off the shelves. This also tracks what else these same
customers are buying.

Bet you can't do that in your regular old bricks and mortar place!

Cheers,

Joel

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>Salutations Joel!
>Oye, I really want to get back to my own bookstore and get some of
>these!  I think they will be a great as Kip Thorne's book Blackholes and
>Timewarps, Einstein's outrageous legacy, if not better.   Thanks!
>Oh, I just do not like ordering stuff online.  It is more fun to go to
>the bookstore.  Unfortunately, there is no daytimer store around here
>either.
>Jen
>--
>J. Adkins

>Rome did not create a great empire by having meetings; they did it by
>killing all those who opposed them!
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>Salutations Joel!
><P>Oye, I really want to get back to my own bookstore and get some of these!&nbsp;
>I think they will be a great as Kip Thorne's book <I>Blackholes and Timewarps,
>Einstein's outrageous legacy, </I>if not better.&nbsp;&nbsp; Thanks!
><P>Oh, I just do not like ordering stuff online.&nbsp; It is more fun to
>go to the bookstore.&nbsp; Unfortunately, there is no daytimer store around
>here either.
><P>Jen
><BR>&nbsp;
><P>--
><BR>J. Adkins

><P>Rome did not create a great empire by having meetings; they did it by
>killing all those who opposed them!
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Thu, 10 May 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 Joel's neighbour's books
Hi Joel!  I am taking this morning off from my studies, now that
midterms are over. I have earned it!   So, hopefully I can get back to a
real bricks and mortar place to browse through the aisles.  Ya, the
internet is fun and sometimes informative, but in the end it is just a
bunch of keys. Bookstores, when ya find a good one, are great places!
And if ya know the owner and have been friends for years, you can get
neat-o perks that Amazon could never offer to me.

Ya, I guess I couldn't pop over and see how sales for the day are going
in my little bookshops.  So?  I also could not go out and perform a le
fort I osteotomy, even after having read Grays a couple of times. So?  I
can do other stuff that's just as much fun, if not more!

Jen

--
J. Adkins

Rome did not create a great empire by having meetings; they did it by
killing all those who opposed them!



Thu, 10 May 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 Joel's neighbour's books

Quote:

> Hi Jen,

> Some more information:

> Prepublication Praise for Once Upon a Number

        <snip><snip>
Quote:

> -----------------------------

> Cheers,

> Joel

> ---------------------------------


> >Has this guy written anything besides Innumeracy?
> >I do have to write my list for Santa soon.  ; D

        May I suggest books on Fibonacci numbers and
        Fibonacci rations.
        You will find Fibonacci ratios thoroughout
        mother nature:
        sunflower flower
        snail shell
        sea waves
        whirls in your cuspidor ( yes, I am teachable )
        etc      ( etc = really big )
        regards. henry.


Thu, 10 May 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 Joel's neighbour's books
Hi Henry,

Are you interested in fractals (Mandelbrot Set)?

Cheers,

Joel

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>> Hi Jen,

>> Some more information:

>> Prepublication Praise for Once Upon a Number
>    <snip><snip>

>> -----------------------------

>> Cheers,

>> Joel

>> ---------------------------------


>> >Has this guy written anything besides Innumeracy?
>> >I do have to write my list for Santa soon.  ; D

>    May I suggest books on Fibonacci numbers and
>    Fibonacci rations.
>    You will find Fibonacci ratios thoroughout
>    mother nature:
>    sunflower flower
>    snail shell
>    sea waves
>    whirls in your cuspidor ( yes, I am teachable )
>    etc      ( etc = really big )
>    regards. henry.



Thu, 10 May 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 Joel's neighbour's books

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Quote:
>can do other stuff that's just as much fun, if not more!
>Jen
>--
>J. Adkins


This is true!

By the way, what are you studying?

Cheers,

Joel

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Thu, 10 May 2001 03:00:00 GMT
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Salutations Joel!

I am studying "stuff."  My apologies to you, for I don't want to get
into the specifics on the discussion forum.  If you're really curious,
Joel, email me.  ; p

Jen

BTW Henry, I like fractals too.  Every read the book "Chaos"?  My
favourite part was where the autor discussed Butterfly theory.

(Butterfly theory goes something like:  "Will a butterfly flapping its
wings in Japan affect the weather in North America?")

--
J. Adkins

Frank Sinatra = good tunes



Thu, 10 May 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 Joel's neighbour's books
Hi Jan,

No, not that curious. I just was guessing chemistry or pharmacy. Not
that important.

Chaos is very important in nature and cosmology too. I read that book
and it is an interesting concept. I wonder how much disease is caused
by chaotic events - host response - altered mRNA and proteins.

Anybody interested in telomeric signalling?

Cheers,

Joel

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>Salutations Joel!
>I am studying "stuff."  My apologies to you, for I don't want to get
>into the specifics on the discussion forum.  If you're really curious,
>Joel, email me.  ; p
>Jen
>BTW Henry, I like fractals too.  Every read the book "Chaos"?  My
>favourite part was where the autor discussed Butterfly theory.
>(Butterfly theory goes something like:  "Will a butterfly flapping its
>wings in Japan affect the weather in North America?")
>--
>J. Adkins

>Frank Sinatra = good tunes
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>Salutations Joel!
><P>I am studying "stuff."&nbsp; My apologies to you, for I don't want to
>get into the specifics on the discussion forum.&nbsp; If you're <I>really</I>
>curious, Joel, email me.&nbsp; ; p
><P>Jen
><P>BTW Henry, I like fractals too.&nbsp; Every read the book "Chaos"?&nbsp;
>My favourite part was where the autor discussed Butterfly theory.
><P>(Butterfly theory goes something like:&nbsp; "Will a butterfly flapping
>its wings in Japan affect the weather in North America?")
><P>--
><BR>J. Adkins

><P>Frank Sinatra = good tunes</HTML>
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Thu, 10 May 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 Joel's neighbour's books
Your guess was pretty good Joel ... you were close, but not enough for a
cigar.  Sorry, chap.

--
J. Adkins

Rome did not create a great empire by having meetings; they did it by
killing all those who opposed them!



Thu, 10 May 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 Joel's neighbour's books

Quote:

> Hi Jan,

> No, not that curious. I just was guessing chemistry or pharmacy. Not
> that important.

        It must be pharmacy. :-)

Quote:

> Chaos is very important in nature and cosmology too. I read that book

        No, no, no, no. Read my lips: Fibonacci numbers.

Quote:

> Anybody interested in telomeric signalling?

        I don't know what it is.
        But then, usually you do not read this low in
        the responses.
        regards. henry.
Quote:

> Cheers,

> Joel

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