Geekspeak: A Guide to Answering the Unanswerable, Making Sense of the Nonsensical, and Solving the…

Paperback | February 2, 2010

byGraham Tattersall

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Geekspeak is Dr. Graham Tattersall’s quirky love letter to math, logic, and problem solving… and to the self-professed geeks everywhere who revel in such esoterica. Written for the numero-phobic and the calcu-lover alike, Geekspeak doesn’t shy away from complex problems, but always explains them in a way that’s elegantly curious, easily understood, and, above all, endlessly entertaining.

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Geekspeak is Dr. Graham Tattersall’s quirky love letter to math, logic, and problem solving… and to the self-professed geeks everywhere who revel in such esoterica. Written for the numero-phobic and the calcu-lover alike, Geekspeak doesn’t shy away from complex problems, but always explains them in a way that’s elegantly curious, easil...

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How big is your vocabulary?How heavy is your house?Do the dead outnumber the living?What are the best words to use in a personal ad?We humans are a curious species, prone to think, ruminate, reflect, cogitate, mull over, and philosophize. We long to explain away the world around us, to answer all those seeming unanswerables: Why are we...

Dr. Graham Tattersall is a freelance engineer working on projects as diverse as computer-aided shoe fitting, fault analysis systems for trains, and enhancement of ultrasound images. He lives in Suffolk, England.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.58 inPublished:February 2, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061626783

ISBN - 13:9780061626784

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“Tattersall’s welcoming attitude, solid principles and intriguing examples should stick with the logically or mathematically inclined.”