Thinking in Numbers

Thinking in Numbers

On Life, Love, Meaning, and Math

Book - 2012
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Grand Central Pub
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.


Baker & Taylor
The mathematical savant and best-selling author of Born on a Blue Day uses personal stories and everyday examples to describe the way numbers and equations form the basis of our lives, from snowflakes to Anne Boleyn's extra finger. 20,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

The mathematical savant uses personal stories and everyday examples to describe the way numbers and equations form the basis of our lives, from snowflakes to Anne Boleyn's extra finger.

Publisher: ©2012
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2013
Edition: First North American edition
ISBN: 9780316187374
Branch Call Number: 510 TAM 2013
Characteristics: xii, 271 pages ; 22 cm

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