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100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know: Math Explains Your World

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Mathematics can reveal and illuminate things about the complex world we live in that can"t be found any other way. In this hugely informative and entertaining book, John D. Barrow takes the most perplexing of everyday phenomena'"from the odds of winning the lottery and the method of determining batting averages to the shapes of roller coasters and the reasoning behind the fairest possible divorce settlements'"and explains why things work the way they do. With elementary math and accompanying illustrations, he sheds light on the mysterious corners of the world we encounter every day. Have you ever considered why you always seem to get stuck in the longest line? Why two"s company but three"s a crowd? Or why there are six degrees of separation instead of seven? This clever little book has all the answers to these puzzling, everyday questions of existence that need not perplex us anymore.

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"Where else does math become a romp, full of entertaining tricks and turns?"--Bryce Christensen,

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Have you ever considered why you always get stuck in the longest line? Why two's company but three's a crowd? Or why there are six degrees of separation instead of seven? In this hugely informative and endlessly entertaining book, John D. Barrow takes the most baffling of everyday phenomena and--with simple math, lucid explanations, and illustrations--explains why they work the way they do. His witty, crystal-clear answers shed light on the dark and shadowy corners of the physical world we all think we understand so well.

About the Author

John D. Barrow is professor of mathematical sciences and director of the Millennium Mathematics Project at Cambridge University. He has written many highly acclaimed books on science and mathematics, including One Hundred Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know, Cosmic Imagery, and The Book of Universes. He received the 2008 Michael Faraday Prize for Science Communication. He lives in Cambridge, England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393338676
Author:
Barrow, John D.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Mathematics - General
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 b/w illustrations
Pages:
284
Dimensions:
8.16x5.56x.73 in. .55 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Have you ever considered why you always get stuck in the longest line? Why two's company but three's a crowd? Or why there are six degrees of separation instead of seven? In this hugely informative and endlessly entertaining book, John D. Barrow takes the most baffling of everyday phenomena and--with simple math, lucid explanations, and illustrations--explains why they work the way they do. His witty, crystal-clear answers shed light on the dark and shadowy corners of the physical world we all think we understand so well.
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