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Alex's Adventures in Numberland By Alex Bellos

Alex's Adventures in Numberland
by Alex Bellos

The Sunday Times bestseller Shortlisted for the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize
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The world of maths can seem mind-boggling, irrelevant and, let's face it, boring. This groundbreaking book reclaims maths from the geeks. Mathematical ideas underpin just about everything in our lives: from the surprising geometry of the 50p piece to how probability can help you win in any casino. In search of weird and wonderful mathematical phenomena, Alex Bellos travels across the globe and meets the world's fastest mental calculators in Germany and a startlingly numerate chimpanzee in Japan. Packed with fascinating, eye-opening anecdotes, Alex's Adventures in Numberland is an exhilarating cocktail of history, reportage and mathematical proofs that will leave you awestruck.

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Sku
GOR002652677
Title
Alex's Adventures in Numberland
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Year published
Number of pages
448
ISBN 10
1408809591
ISBN 13
9781408809594
Prizes
Short-listed for BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2010 Short-listed for Galaxy National Book Awards: Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2010
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