Packed with fascinating, eye-opening anecdotes, Alex’s Adventures in Numberland is an exhilarating cocktail of history, reportage and mathematical proofs that. Alex’s Adventures in Numberland/Here’s Looking at Euclid. The book is written for the general reader. It’s my journey as I travel around the world meeting. Robert Colvile finds an enormous amount of wonder in Alex’s Adventures in Numberland by Alex Bellos, a mathematical delight.
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Alex’s Adventures in Numberland by Alex Bellos: review
Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Dispatches from the Wonderful World of Mathematics. The world of maths can seem mind-boggling, irrelevant and, let’s face alez, boring.
In search of weird and wonderful mathematical phenomena, Alex Bellos travels across the globe and meets the world’s fastest mental calculators in Germany and a startlingly numerate chimpanzee in Japan.
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Alex’s Adventures in Numberland is worth celebrating because Bellos does not accept the tiresome cliche that maths is boring and therefore needs to be made interesting to uninterested people. Return to Book Page. He has worked for the Guardian in London and Rio de Janeiro, where he was the paper’s unusually numerate foreign correspondent. Since I have lived in London, as a freelance writer and broadca “I was born in Oxford and grew up in Edinburgh and Southampton. Goodreads numberladn the numberlxnd largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.
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The world of maths can seem mind-boggling, irrelevant and, let’s face it, boring. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Many historical little known data. I have read math books that I have enjoyed, but this is not one of them. He was very excited to see it because last year he read a book by the same author entitled “Here’s Looking at Euclid” and loved it.
In search of weird and wonderful mathematical phenomena, Alex Bellos travels across the globe and meets the world’s fastest mental calculators in Germany and a startlingly numerate chimpanzee in Japan. I did not noticed, until now, that maths is so deeply integrated into our lives nad plays one very important role. Want to Read saving…. The resulting book is something of an unusual creature. No one has numbeland faintest idea. Our counting numbers 1, 2, 3, etc are probably less than 10, years old, an offshoot of language, and there were probably no more than a handful of these discrete units for most of that time.
It is so simple and interesting to read, and contains so many interesting information that I never heard before.
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Anyone in the other group, and Alex Bellos is one of these people, would disagree. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Lists with This Book. No trivia or quizzes yet. Videos About This Book.
See 2 questions about Alex’s Adventures in Numberland…. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Get to Know Us. A well balanced review of the wonders of mathematics. The subject areas I discuss include the cognitive psychology of numbers, number systems, number bases, the numbsrland, Euclidean geometry, origami, arithmetic, pi, algebra, logarithms, slide rules, sequences, numberlannd numbers, puzzles, numberlad squares, probability, statistics, non-Euclidean geometry and infinity A previous website contained the appendices and notes and chapters, which are not included in the US edition.
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