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Poskitt, Kjartan

Overview
Works: 183 works in 431 publications in 16 languages and 8,309 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Humor  Fiction  Miscellanea  Humorous fiction  Popular works  Biography  Mathematical formulae  History 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: QA93, 510
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kjartan Poskitt
Murderous maths by Kjartan Poskitt( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A humourous look at mathematics, its uses, and great mathematicians. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary
The gobsmacking galaxy by Kjartan Poskitt( Book )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses, in a lighthearted manner, the structure and characteristics of our galaxy and solar system. Suggested level: primary, intermediate, junior secondary
Everyday maths for grown-ups by Kjartan Poskitt( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Day-to-day life is full of scenarios where your skill with numbers is tested, whether it's dividing up your share of the restaurant bill, or working out whether you've been overcharged at the checkout. So many of us try to avoid these basic sums at all costs, waiting for someone else to step in with the answer; but this book is the perfect solution! It includes chapters on: How to Check a Till Receipt Quickly; Long division; Multiplying and Dividing by 10, 100 or 1,000; Money and Percentages; Converting metres, Litres and Grams; and, Angles, Triangles and Trig. This book contains all the shortcuts, fun tricks and new approaches you need to tackle even complex calculations with confidence
Everyday math tricks for grown-ups : shortcuts and simple solutions for the not-so-math minded by Kjartan Poskitt( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"MATH PROBLEMS MADE EASY: Written with lively text and simple examples, this book will illustrate all the basics--addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division--and advanced topics such as ratios decimals, powers, and roots. Filled with shortcuts, tips, tricks, diagrams and a glossary, this book promises to provide many eureka moments as a light bulb goes off when you finally grasp concepts that may have mystified you up until now"--
Desperate measures by Kjartan Poskitt( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A humourous look at measurements and their uses, including length, area, and volume. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary
More murderous maths by Kjartan Poskitt( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Another humourous look at mathematics, its uses, and great mathematicians. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary
Do you feel lucky? by Kjartan Poskitt( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A humorous look at how mathematics can predict the likelihood of something happening. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary
The mean and vulgar bits : fractions and averages by Kjartan Poskitt( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is maths making you miserable? Are you frazzled by fractions and alarmed by averages? Don't panic. Help is at hand in "The Mean and Vulgar Bits". Find out how fractions can save you from the toxic mutant fish of fastbuck and travel to Planet Mean to discover how averages can be revolting
Urgum the axeman by Kjartan Poskitt( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Turkish and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A riotously funny saga packed with barbarians on horseback, bizarre creatures, interfering gods, man-eating plants and a very disgusting lavatory
The Phantom X by Kjartan Poskitt( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Phantom is here to banish algebraic agony for good. Find out what Grizelda the Grisly buys on a shopping trip to the Slaughter-o-Mart, face another diabolical challenge from Professor Fiendish, and enter the Murderous Maths testing laboratory in the disturbing disguise of a Pure Mathematician. Meanwhile, the gangsters discover that, sometimes, X = a big, fat nothing."--Publisher's note for original English edition
The perfect sausage by Kjartan Poskitt( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suitable for readers floundering with their formulas, this title reveals how to make the perfect fried egg, get your fair share of the gangster's leftover pizza and what makes money really interesting. Using a host of characters, it presents various tricks, tips and shortcuts to maths
Agatha Parrot and the floating head by Kjartan Poskitt( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agatha Parrott goes to the Odd Street School . The oddest teacher she has is Miss Barking, who wears goggles and gloves to use a pencil sharpener. Miss Barking tried to execute Martha, another student, with a floppy cardboard axe, but instead Martha's head floated off and exploded!
The fiendish angletron : trigonometry by Kjartan Poskitt( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kjartan Poskitt unveils the tools to solve even the most testing of trigonomogeometric tasks. Here to help are some strangely familiar superheroes Supersin, Cosgirl and Tandog. Using a host of hilarious characters, he also presents all the tricks, tips and shortcuts to maths they don't teach at school.."--Publisher's note for original English edition
Isaac Newton and his apple by Kjartan Poskitt( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Even though he's dead, Isaac's still full of surprises. Now you can get the inside story with Isaac's undiscovered diary, scan the pages of The Stuart Sun and find out how the whole world was turned upside-down by an apple"--Back cover. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary
The murderous maths of everything by Kjartan Poskitt( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in French and English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore the fourth dimension! Step inside the inside-out room! Make your birthday last twice as long! Cure the plague! It's not called the 'Murderous Maths of Everything' for nothing you know!
Urgum and the seat of flames by Kjartan Poskitt( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urgum's back! In an adventure packed with yet more bizzare creatures, barbarians in bridal gowns, evil villainous budgies and some legendary underwear. You'll laugh till you fall over!
Agatha Parrot and the mushroom boy by Kjartan Poskitt( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story is about the time I was watching 'Sing Wiggle and Shine' on TV (the worst talent show ever WAHOO love it love it) but my evil brother James nicked the TV remote so he could watch football instead. Don't worry, I got my own back! All it took was a giant yellow cake, some fairies, a school fete and a big sofa cushion
Agatha Parrot and the thirteenth chicken by Kjartan Poskitt( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agatha and her friends have to look after some new born chicks
Agatha Parrot and the zombie bird by Kjartan Poskitt( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We had a battle of magic at Odd Street School! A magician came to do a show and he tried to hatch a scary Zombie Bird out of a silver egg. Eeky-freak! But thanks to Bianca's trombone, a secret trapdoor, and Martha being invisible ... the Zombie Bird turned out to be the funniest thing ever ha ha! (If you're scared of magic like our friend Ellie, don't worry. This book won't turn you into a frog. Or a rabbit)!
Easy questions, evil answers by Kjartan Poskitt( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Everyday math tricks for grown-ups : shortcuts and simple solutions for the not-so-math minded
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Kjartan Poskitt Brits schrijver

Kjartan Poskitt englischer Buchautor

murderous maths

ポスキット, キャルタン

ポスキット, クジャータン

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The gobsmacking galaxyEveryday maths for grown-upsEveryday math tricks for grown-ups : shortcuts and simple solutions for the not-so-math mindedDesperate measuresMore murderous mathsDo you feel lucky?The mean and vulgar bits : fractions and averagesUrgum the axeman