Author(s): Adam Spencer
A hilarious, enlightening romp through the world of numbers with one of Australia's best-loved broadcasters. Why do people get freaked out by Friday the 13th? Where does a 'dozen' come from? Who was Erno Rubik? And how do you become a master at Sudoku? In 100 bite-sized chapters, mathematician, broadcaster and comedian Adam Spencer unlocks more of the secrets of the world of numbers. If you've ever wondered about the 'fourth dimension', why spider monkeys have so many bones in their hands, which numbers are truly narcissistic, or how on earth you play 'Buckyball', Adam Spencer's Big Book of Numbers will set you straight. Follow @adambspencer on twitter Adam's TED talk on prime numbers has over 1 million views - catch it here
2014. First edition. A fine, unmarked copy.