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    DescriptionThe 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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    Title
    Alex's Adventures in Numberland
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alex Bellos
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 360 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781408809594
    ISBN 10: 1408809591
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    BIC E4L: SCP
    DC22: 510
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26210
    Ingram Subject Code: MA
    BISAC V2.8: MAT000000
    BIC subject category V2: PDZM
    Thema V1.0: PDZ
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Publication date
    04 April 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Alex Bellos has a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy from Oxford University. He has worked for the Guardian in London and Rio de Janeiro, where he was the paper's unusually numerate foreign correspondent. In 2002 he wrote a critically acclaimed book about Brazilian football and in 2006 ghostwrote Pel 's autobiography, which was a number one bestseller.
    Review quote
    'Original and highly entertaining' Sunday Times 'Will leave you hooked on numbers' Daily Telegraph 'A page turner about humanity's strange, never easy and, above all, never dull relationship with numbers' New Scientist 'Outstanding ... The style is laced with humour, but at all times, the star of the show is mathematics' Ian Stewart, Prospect