Adam Spencer's Big Book of Numbers

Publication Date: 1 Aug. 2016
Format: Paperback
New South Books

ISBN 9781925143133

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    An hilarious, enlightening romp through the world of numbers with one of Australias best-loved broadcasters.Why do people get freaked out by Friday the 13th? Where does a dozen come from? Who was Erno Rubik? And how do you become a master at Sudoku?In 100 bite-sized chapters, mathematician, broadcaster and comedian Adam Spencer unlocks more of the secrets of the world of numbers.If youve ever wondered about the fourth dimension, why spider monkeys have so many bones in their hands, which numbers are truly narcissistic, or how on earth you play Buckyball, Adam Spencers Big Book of Numbers will set you straight.Follow @adambspencer on twitterAdam's TED talk on prime numbers has over 1 million views - catch it here