One of the more clever ways of introducing computational thinking to the general public.

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One of the more clever ways of introducing computational thinking to the general public.

Vint Cerf, Turing Award winner, Chief Internet Evangelist at Google, a Father of the Internet

Perfect for anyone wanting to understand the basics of Computer Science.

Cesar Hidalgo, director of the Collective Learning group at the MIT Media Lab, author of Why Information Grows

Read it with the kids and spent more than an hour arguing about different sock-sorting algorithms. Was great fun!

Daniel Whiteson, particle physicist, researcher at CERN, co-author of We Have No Idea

What I appreciated most was how the book became a survey of things I take for granted every day, shining a light on these algorithms and showing me different ways to think about and consider them.

Jamis Buck, author of Mazes for Programmers

Always delighted when data becomes actionable knowledge. Some insights into putting this into daily action in all parts of life.

Jean Ellefson, Chief of Staff, Research and Product Development, Xerox

Bad Choices by Ali Almossawi

Bad Choices is a book all about faster and slower ways of tackling everyday problems that aims to show how thinking in such terms can serve as a compelling introduction to computer science. The book contains twelve vignettes and sixty-five illustrations.

I'm excited to share that we have an official release date: April 4, 2017. And a publisher! Viking (Penguin Random House) will be the book's North American home and John Murray (Hachette) will be the book's UK and Commonwealth home.

I'm grateful to everyone who has engaged with Bad Arguments and Bad Choices over the past three years. I hope you enjoy this new book.

With best wishes,
A. A., December 2016

In the United States and Canada, the book is published by Viking—an imprint of Penguin Random House.

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In the United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and all Commonwealth countries, the book is published by John Murray—an imprint of Hachette.

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Bad Choices will also be available in Japanese thanks to Toyo Keizai, Simplified Chinese thanks to CITIC Publishing Group, Korean thanks to MaeKyung Publishing, Complex Chinese thanks to Business Weekly, and Russian thanks to Eksmo. The release dates for these editions are forthcoming. Be sure to join the mailing list or connect on Facebook or Twitter for updates about these and other forthcoming editions.

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For foreign rights, please contact Rebecca Gardner or Will Roberts at The Gernert Company. For press inquiries, please contact Jessica Fitzpatrick at Viking or Ruby Mitchell at John Murray. For other inquiries, please reach out to Seth Fishman.

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Ali Almossawi is the creator and maintainer of An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments, a project read by 2.6 million readers and translated into 18 languages, 12 of which were done by volunteers. He currently works as a data visualizer at Apple and was formerly a data visualization engineer on the Firefox team. He is an alumnus of MIT's System Design and Management program and Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science.

The project's sixty-five sketches were transformed into beautiful works of art by my third-time collaborator, the brilliant Alejandro Giraldo. The North American edition's interior design was done by Spring Hoteling. This page's background image is a modified version of a background from subtlepatterns.

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