On the Back of an Envelope

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Science  29 Aug 2008:
Vol. 321, Issue 5893, pp. 1160
DOI: 10.1126/science.1161440

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Guesstimation. Solving the World's Problems on the Back of a Cocktail Napkin. By Lawrence Weinstein and John A. Adam. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2008. 319 pp. Paper, $19.95, £11.95. ISBN 9780691129495.

Working through this eclectic collection of estimation problems will hone one's ability to produce plausible quantitative answers.