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    Number Freak: A Mathematical Compendium from 1 to 200 (Hardback) By (author) Derrick Niederman


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    DescriptionDid you know that the Hundred Years War actually lasted 116 years? Do you know what decimoctoseptology is? Or what the numbers in a Fibonacci sequence are? Or how to calculate your Erdos-Bacon number? Number fanatic Derrick Niederman has a mission - to bring numbers to life. In "Number Freak", he explores the unique properties of the most exciting numbers from 1 to 200, wherever they may crop up: from mathematics to sport, from history to the natural world, from language to pop culture. Packed with illustrations, amusing facts, puzzles, brainteasers and anecdotes, "Number Freak" is an enthralling and thought-provoking numerical voyage through the history of mathematics, investigating problems of logic, geometry and arithmetic along the way. Entertaining and accessible, it is a must for trivia addicts, maths-lovers and even number-phobes.

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    Number Freak
    A Mathematical Compendium from 1 to 200
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Derrick Niederman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 456 g
    ISBN 13: 9780715637104
    ISBN 10: 071563710X

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ, JFCA, PB
    DC22: 510.9
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16220
    BISAC V2.8: MAT000000
    BIC subject category V2: PDZM
    Thema V1.0: JBCC1, PDZ
    Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
    Imprint name
    Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
    Publication date
    25 February 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Derrick Niederman is a mathematician turned investment writer. He is the author of several previous books on numbers and finance, including "What the Numbers Say" and "The Inner Game of Investing". He has written a series of mathematical puzzle books and is a regular contributor of crossword puzzles to the "New York Times". He is also the inventor of the '36 cube', a three-dimensional puzzle.
    Review quote
    'This book is a complete joy. It made me smile. A lot.' - Carol Vorderman. 'There's more to maths than just numbers - but, as this entertaining and engaging book amply demonstrates, the depth and variety of mathematical ideas that appear when you start with 1, 2, 3 and keep going is astonishing. Once you start reading "Number Freak" it's just like the number system itself - impossible to stop' - Ian Stewart, author of "Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities". 'A great maths book for geeks and non-geeks alike' - Johnny Ball. 'A fascinating parade of diverse numerical characters... An entertaining mix of numerical fun and theory' - Booklist. 'A fun book... definitely challenging' - Vanity Fair. 'All sorts of fascinating mathematical minutiae' - Time Out, Chicago.