This is 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 and everyday examples, Tammet allows us to share his unique insights and delight in the way numbers, fractions and equations underpin all our lives.Inspired by the complexity of snowflakes, Anne Boleyn's sixth finger or his mother's unpredictable behaviour, 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.Thinking in Numbers will change the way you think about maths and fire your imagination to see the world with fresh eyes.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Daniel Tammet
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
Dimensions: Width: 15.60cm , Height: 1.90cm , Length: 23.30cm
ISBN 10: 1444737414
Publication Date: 16 August 2012
Audience: General/trade , General
Publisher's Status: Active
Availability: In Print
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Praise for BORN ON A BLUE DAY: 'A memoir of outstanding lucidity and charm' -- The Sunday Times 'Admirably modest but affecting autobiography by a man blessed with incredible mental gifts but struggling with Asperger's' -- The Sunday Times - top choice of books 'you really must read' Praise for EMBRACING THE WIDE SKY: 'Entertaining and informative about an impressive range of subjects ... EMBRACING THE WIDE SKY is fun and inspirational' -- FT Weekend 'Packed with his clear summaries of fascinating experiments ... Recent debate has bumped up this book from delightful to vital' -- Daily Telegraph
Thinking in Numbers is unprecedented: a pitch-perfect duet between mathematics and literature ... Mathematics, Tammet says, is illimitable. It is a language through which the human imagination expresses itself. Presumably this means mathematics has, or deserves, a literature. In Tammet, it already has a laureate. -- New Scientist A collection of essays on subjects as diverse as Shakespeare and Tolstoy, a rumination on snow and another on chess, as well as a fantastically nuanced piece about his mother. It is a collection which showcases Tammet's extraordinary talent ... a writer of unique capabilities. -- Scotsman Magazine An interesting and often beautiful approach: Tammet writes well... and his love of nuimbers shines from the page... Tammet's discussion of big numbers is fascinating. -- Daily Telegraph Tammet's choice of subjects is personal, and wonderfully eclectic... What lifts Tammet's entertaining collection above the ordinary are the often surprising links that he sees, explores and explains. -- Sunday Telegraph Explores the 'what if' of maths and links it with literature and life. He is an exhilarating thinker, an exciting writer, and looks at the world with an eclectic, quizzical eye. -- Saga Magazine
Daniel Tammet is the critically acclaimed author of the worldwide bestselling memoir, BORN ON A BLUE DAY, and the international bestseller EMBRACING THE WIDE SKY. Tammet's exceptional abilities in mathematics and linguistics are combined with a unique capacity to communicate what it's like to be a savant. His idiosyncratic world view gives us new perspectives on the universal questions of what it is to be human and how we make meaning in our lives. Tammet was born in London in 1979, the eldest of nine children. He lives in Paris.
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