Thinking In Numbers: On Life, Love, Meaning, And Math

Thinking In Numbers: On Life, Love, Meaning, And Math

Paperback | July 15, 2014

byDaniel Tammet

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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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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, MDTHINKING 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 illu...

Daniel Tammet is the author of the bestselling booksBorn on a Blue DayandEmbracing the Wide Sky. He is a writer, a linguist, and an educator. He lives in Paris.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:July 15, 2014Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316187364

ISBN - 13:9780316187367

Customer Reviews of Thinking In Numbers: On Life, Love, Meaning, And Math

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Super interesting Well written and makes connections that I'd never thought about before.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My cousin loved it Bought this as a gift for my cousin when he started university in pure mathematics. I scanned through some of it myself and it seemed to be a very well thought out book with intricate and immersive concepts. Needless to say, he loved it.
Date published: 2016-11-05

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"With Einsteinian elegance, Tammet recasts our perceptions of the human experience in this extraordinary collection of essays. His remarkable talent for expression--for enlightening, moving, and transforming his reader--reveals a rare combination of ingenuity and artistry." --David Finch, author of The Journal of Best Practices