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Thinking in Numbers

On Life, Love, Meaning, And Math

By Daniel Tammet, 1979-

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.

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

0316187372


Format: Book
Author: Tammet, Daniel, 1979-
Summary: The book that Daniel Tammet, bestselling author and mathematical savant, 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. His idiosyncratic worldview gives us new perspecttives on the universal questions of what it is to be human and how we make meaning. This book will change the way you think about math and fire your imagination to see the world with fresh eyes.--From publisher description.
Title: Thinking in numbers : on life, love, meaning, and math / Daniel Tammet.
Publisher Date: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2013.
Subject: Mathematics -- Popular works Mathematics -- Social aspects
Isbn: 0316187372 9780316187374
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: 510 Tam
Oclc: 816563510
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Bib Id: 446875

Format: Book
Author: Tammet, Daniel, 1979-
Summary: The book that Daniel Tammet, bestselling author and mathematical savant, 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. His idiosyncratic worldview gives us new perspecttives on the universal questions of what it is to be human and how we make meaning. This book will change the way you think about math and fire your imagination to see the world with fresh eyes.--From publisher description.
Title: Thinking in numbers : on life, love, meaning, and math / Daniel Tammet.
Edition: First North American edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2013.
Description: xii, 271 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Mathematics -- Popular works
Subjects: Mathematics -- Social aspects
Contents: Family values -- Eternity in an hour -- Counting to four in Icelandic -- Proverbs and times tables -- Classroom intuitions -- Shakespeare's zero -- Shapes of speech -- On big numbers -- Snowman -- Invisible cities -- Are we alone? -- The calendar of Omar Khayyam -- Counting by elevens -- The admirable number of Pi -- Einstein's equations -- A novelist's calculations -- Book of books -- Poetry of the primes -- All things are created unequal -- A model mother -- Talking chess -- Selves and statistics -- The cataract of time -- Higher than heaven -- The art of math.
LCCN: 2013935728
ISBN: 0316187372
ISBN: 9780316187374
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 510 Tam