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Zusatztext Shortlisted for the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize Informationen zum Autor Alex Bellos writes about maths and football. He has a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy from Oxford, and is a former South America correspondent for the Guardian . His books include Alex Through the Looking Glass , Visions of Numberland , Can You Solve My Problems? and So You Think You've Got Problems? as well as the Football School series of children's books, which he co-authors. He has been the puzzle columnist for the Guardian since 2015. Alex lives in London with his wife and two sons. Klappentext A tenth anniversary edition of the iconic book about the wonderful world of maths Sunday Times bestseller | Shortlisted for the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize The world of maths can seem mind-boggling, irrelevant and, let's face it, boring. This groundbreaking book reclaims maths from the geeks. Mathematical ideas underpin just about everything in our lives: from the surprising geometry of the 50p piece to how probability can help you win in any casino. In search of weird and wonderful mathematical phenomena, Alex Bellos travels across the globe and meets the world's fastest mental calculators in Germany and a startlingly numerate chimpanzee in Japan. Packed with fascinating, eye-opening anecdotes, Alex's Adventures in Numberland is an exhilarating cocktail of history, reportage and mathematical proofs that will leave you awestruck. This anniversary edition is fully revised and updated. Zusammenfassung The Sunday Times bestsellerShortlisted for the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize Inhaltsverzeichnis Alex Bellos writes about maths and football. He has a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy from Oxford! and is a former South America correspondent for the Guardian . His books include Alex Through the Looking Glass ! Visions of Numberland ! Can You Solve My Problems? and So You Think You've Got Problems? as well as the Football School series of children's books! which he co-authors. He has been the puzzle columnist for the Guardian since 2015. Alex lives in London with his wife and two sons. ...

It is to be hoped that the uncountable delights of Bellos's book, its verve and feeling for mathematics, convey its enchantments to a new generation

Autorentext
Alex Bellos writes about maths and football. He has a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy from Oxford, and is a former South America correspondent for the Guardian. His books include Alex Through the Looking Glass, Visions of Numberland, Can You Solve My Problems? and So You Think You've Got Problems? as well as the Football School series of children's books, which he co-authors. He has been the puzzle columnist for the Guardian since 2015. Alex lives in London with his wife and two sons.

Klappentext

A tenth anniversary edition of the iconic book about the wonderful world of maths Sunday Times bestseller | Shortlisted for the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize The world of maths can seem mind-boggling, irrelevant and, let's face it, boring. This groundbreaking book reclaims maths from the geeks. Mathematical ideas underpin just about everything in our lives: from the surprising geometry of the 50p piece to how probability can help you win in any casino. In search of weird and wonderful mathematical phenomena, Alex Bellos travels across the globe and meets the world's fastest mental calculators in Germany and a startlingly numerate chimpanzee in Japan. Packed with fascinating, eye-opening anecdotes, Alex's Adventures in Numberland is an exhilarating cocktail of history, reportage and mathematical proofs that will leave you awestruck. This anniversary edition is fully revised and updated.



Zusammenfassung
The Sunday Times bestsellerShortlisted for the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize

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Produktinformationen

Titel
Alex's Adventures in Numberland
Untertitel
Tenth Anniversary Edition
Autor
EAN
9781526623997
ISBN
978-1-5266-2399-7
Format
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Herausgeber
Bloomsbury
Genre
Natur & Technik
Anzahl Seiten
448
Gewicht
388g
Größe
H198mm x B129mm x T29mm
Jahr
2020
Untertitel
Englisch
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