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

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    Short Description for Number Freak Did 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? This book explores the properties of the numbers from 1 to 200.
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    Title
    Number Freak
    Subtitle
    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
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780715637104
    ISBN 10: 071563710X
    Classifications

    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
    Publisher
    Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
    Imprint name
    Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
    Publication date
    25 February 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    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.
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    '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.