Geekspeak

Geekspeak : A Guide to Answering the Unanswerable, Making Sense of the Insensible, and Solving the Unsolvable

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Geekspeak is Dr. Graham Tattersall's quirky love letter to math, logic, and problem solving... and to the self-professed geeks everywhere who revel in such esoterica. Written for the numero-phobic and the calcu-lover alike, Geekspeak doesn't shy away from complex problems, but always explains them in a way that's elegantly curious, easily understood, and, above all, endlessly entertaining.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 239 pages
  • 134.62 x 198.12 x 20.32mm | 226.8g
  • HARPER PERENNIAL
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Line drawings, black and white; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061626783
  • 9780061626784
  • 1,735,657

Review quote

"Tattersall's welcoming attitude, solid principles and intriguing examples should stick with the logically or mathematically inclined."--Publishers Weekly
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Back cover copy

How big is your vocabulary?

How heavy is your house?

Do the dead outnumber the living?

What are the best words to use in a personal ad?

We humans are a curious species, prone to think, ruminate, reflect, cogitate, mull over, and philosophize. We long to explain away the world around us, to answer all those seeming unanswerables: Why are we here? Is there a God? Is there life after death? And, above all, how many houseflies does it take to pull a car?

A confirmed and superior geek, Dr. Graham Tattersall has rescued math from the prison of the classroom and put it to use in novel and unexpected ways to explain some oft-pondered mysteries of the world. Geekspeak is an essential tool that will help you exercise your brain and solve the unsolvable, make you sound intelligent so you can impress your friends, and enable you to better understand the fascinating world in which we live in ways never possible before.

Math has a new champion, and the geeks a new king.
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18 ratings
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4 33% (6)
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2 28% (5)
1 22% (4)
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