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Thinking in Numbers: On Life, Love, Meaning, and Math

Daniel Tammet


9780316187374

Little, Brown & Company


Memoirs;
Mathematics & Sciences;
Mathematics


Hardback

288 pages

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The irresistibly engaging book that enlarges one's wonder at Tammet's mind and his all-embracing vision of the world as grounded in numbers. --Oliver Sacks, MD THINKING IN NUMBERS is the book that Daniel Tammet, mathematical savant and bestselling author, was born to write. In Tammet's world, numbers are beautiful and mathematics illuminates our lives and minds. Using anecdotes, everyday examples, and ruminations on history, literature, and more, Tammet allows us to share his unique insights and delight in the way numbers, fractions, and equations underpin all our lives. Inspired variously by the complexity of snowflakes, Anne Boleyn's eleven fingers, and his many siblings, Tammet explores questions such as why time seems to speed up as we age, whether there is such a thing as an average person, and how we can make sense of those we love. His provocative and inspiring new book will change the way you think about math and fire your imagination to view the world with fresh eyes.

By:   Daniel Tammet
Imprint:   Little, Brown & Company
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 211mm,  Width: 145mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   386g
ISBN:   9780316187374
ISBN 10:   0316187372
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   July 2013
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Daniel Tammet is a writer, linguist and educator. He is the author of Embracing the Wide Sky and the New York Times bestseller Born on a Blue Day. He has appeared on the Late Show With David Letterman, 60 Minutes, and Good Morning America, and has been featured in the New York Times, the Guardian, the Telegraph, and many other publications. He lives in Paris.


Tammet approaches numbers in a brilliantly oblique way. Modern readers may feel their jaws dropping at this book's many mathematical whimsies...A transcendent glimpse at a numerate world. --Science News

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