By Alex Bellos
The realm of maths can appear mind-boggling, inappropriate and, let's face it, dull. This groundbreaking e-book reclaims maths from the geeks.
Mathematical rules underpin with reference to every little thing in our lives: from the unbelievable geometry of the 50p piece to how likelihood may help win in any on line casino. looking for strange mathematical phenomena, Alex Bellos travels around the globe and meets the world's quickest psychological calculators in Germany and a startlingly numerate chimpanzee in Japan.
Packed with attention-grabbing, eye-opening anecdotes, Alex's Adventures in Numberland is a thrilling cocktail of heritage, reportage and mathematical proofs that may depart you awestruck.
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Alex's Adventures in Numberland by Alex Bellos