Mickael Launay graduated from the Ecole Normale Superieure Ulm in 2009 with a degree in maths. He holds a PhD in probability and curates the Micmaths YouTube channel, which has garnered 24 million views and on which he has over 315,500 subscribers. He is the author of two previous books.
`Mickael Launay is the dream teacher - It All Adds Up is a tour de force of the maths that has made us who we are and shows us an exciting mathematical future. He opens up this beautiful subject to a whole new generation of intelligent, thinking people.' Bobby Seagull `I found Mickael Launay's fascinating book so enlightening that suddenly maths doesn't seem nearly as fearsome as it once did. Maybe It All Adds Up should, for me at least, have been re-titled It All Makes Sense. At Last.' Simon Winchester `An enjoyable and timely tour around the mathematics of everyday life, past and present. Mickael Launay ably demonstrates his thesis that you only have to change how you look at the world to find numbers and patterns in the most unlikely places. And he extends a welcoming and sympathetic hand to those who would like to like mathematics but don't know how.' Benjamin Wardhaugh, author of `How to Read Historical Mathematics' and `Gunpowder and Geometry'. 'It's difficult to carry on saying you do not like mathematics, [Mickael Launay] is so good at making this subject - which is so nightmarish for many students - captivating ... The teacher you always dreamt of having' Le Monde