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  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407020051
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304
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100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know




Eminent cosmologist Professor John Barrow uses simple mathematics to explain one hundred of life's most perplexing questions...

'If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.' John von Neumann

Mathematics can tell you things about the world that can't be learned in any other way. This hugely informative and wonderfully entertaining Brain Shot answers a few essential questions about existence. It unravels the knotty, clarifies the conundrums and sheds light into dark corners. From winning the lottery, financial investment with Time Travelers and the weirdest football match ever to Sherlock Holmes, Elections, game theory, drunks, packing for your holiday and the madness of crowds; from chaos to infinity and everything in between, Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know has all the answers!

BRAIN SHOTS: The byte-sized guide to all the things you didn't know you didn't know...

  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407020051
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304
Categories:

About the author

John D. Barrow

John D. Barrow is Professor of Mathematical Sciences and Director of the Millennium Mathematics Project at Cambridge University, Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge, a Fellow of the Royal Society, and formerly Professor of both Geometry and Astronomy at Gresham College, London. His previous books include The Book of Nothing, The Constants of Nature, The Infinite Book, Cosmic Imagery, the bestselling 100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know, The Book of Universes, and, most recently, 100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Sport.

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Praise for 100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know

it would be hard to imagine an easier, friendlier, more entertaining introduction (to maths) than John Barrow's 100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know... There are even belly laughs

Daily Telegraph

Fascinating

Scotsman

Need a Christmas present for someone who likes interesting facts, with a mathematical flavour? Then this is the book.'... a pot pourri of intriguing things

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