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Thinking in numbers : on life, love, meaning, and math

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 perspectives 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
Print Book, English, 2013
First North American edition View all formats and editions
Little, Brown and Company, New York, 2013
xii, 271 pages ; 22 cm
9780316187374, 9781444737448, 0316187372, 1444737449
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
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