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    DescriptionDid you now 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 fascinating 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 number-philes alike.

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    Number Freak
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Derrick Niederman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 148 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 394 g
    ISBN 13: 9780715640715
    ISBN 10: 0715640712

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ, JFCA
    BISAC V2.8: SOC022000
    Libri: ENGM4540, MATH3530
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16210
    DC22: 510.9
    BISAC V2.8: SCI000000, MAT025000
    BIC subject category V2: PDZM
    Thema V1.0: JBCC1, PDZ
    Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
    Imprint name
    Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
    Publication date
    24 February 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Derrick Niederman is a mathematician turned investment writer. He is the author of several books on numbers and finance, including What the Numbers Say and The Inner Game of Investing. He has written a series of puzzle books and is regular contributor of crossword puzzles to the New York Times.
    Review quote
    'A great maths book for geeks and non-geeks alike' Johnny Ball 'This book is a complete joy. It made me smile. A lot.' Carol Vorderman 'Entertaining and engaging... once you start reading NUMBER FREAK it's just like the number system itself - impossible to stop' Ian Stewart 'A series of amazing facts and puzzles. This book could keep you entertained for hours. It is fun and challenging' Bookseller (Bookseller's Choice)