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    Why Do Buses Come in Threes?: The Hidden Maths of Everyday Life (Paperback) By (author) Rob Eastaway, By (author) Jeremy Wyndham, Foreword by Tim Rice

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    DescriptionWith a foreword by Tim Rice, this book will change the way you see the world. Why is it better to buy a lottery ticket on a Friday? Why are showers always too hot or too cold? And what's the connection between a rugby player taking a conversion and a tourist trying to get the best photograph of Nelson's Column? These and many other fascinating questions are answered in this entertaining and highly informative book, which is ideal for anyone wanting to remind themselves - or discover for the first time - that maths is relevant to almost everything we do. Dating, cooking, travelling by car, gambling and even life-saving techniques have links with intriguing mathematical problems, as you will find explained here. Whether you have a PhD in astrophysics or haven't touched a maths problem since your school days, this book will give you a fresh understanding of the world around you.

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    Why Do Buses Come in Threes?
    The Hidden Maths of Everyday Life
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rob Eastaway, By (author) Jeremy Wyndham, Foreword by Tim Rice
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    ISBN 13: 9781861058621
    ISBN 10: 1861058624

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    BIC E4L: SCP
    DC22: 510
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26200
    BISAC V2.8: MAT025000
    BIC subject category V2: PDZM
    Thema V1.0: PDZ
    Illustrations note
    Black and line drawings throughout
    Imprint name
    Robson Books Ltd
    Publication date
    17 June 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Rob Eastaway is a writer, speaker and consultant. His books include the bestselling What is a Googly? (9781861056290) and Why Do Buses Come In Threes? (9781861058621). He jointly devised the system now used to officially to officially rankinternational cricketers and lives in London, where he is a keen weekend cricketer and occasional golfer.
    Review quote
    'An interesting read for even the most maths-phobic' - The Good Book Guide