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  • Published: 2 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407073668
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 25
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BRAIN SHOTS: The byte-sized guide to all the things you didn't know you didn't know...

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 Travellers 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...

  • Pub date: 2 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407073668
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 25

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 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know Brain Shot

“Fascinating”

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“As people are saying on Twitter, this is a really smart idea. I'm not yet convinced by 'enhanced' ebooks, but I am immediately won over by the idea of abbreviated digital books, that can condense a big book/idea into a 'brain shot'. This to me speaks to how we read digitally, in short and fast jump-shots: or at least it is how I read digitally!”

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