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Geekspeak : why life + mathematics = happiness

Author: Graham Tattersall
Publisher: London : Fourth Estate, 2007.
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A collection of essays that demonstrate how to use simple arithmatic to solve various questions, such "how heavy is your house?" and "which is more powerful: your brain or a PC?"
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Graham Tattersall
ISBN: 9780007263387 0007263384
OCLC Number: 148290184
Description: x, 270 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Scrabbling for words --
Pumping iron --
Safe as houses --
Well connected --
Fatal attraction --
Home alone --
Beam me up, Scotty --
Hidden death --
It's for you --
War chest --
When the wind blows --
You're rubbish --
Nappy crap --
The cunning fox --
Fly wheels --
Bus stop --
Stirring airs --
Dream flight --
Processing power --
Soul mates --
Idiot calculus --
The ghostly present --
Bad breath --
Wave power --
Mechanical neurosis --
The final judgement --
Heavenly body --
Passing water --
The man in white.
Responsibility: Graham Tattersall.
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The quirky offspring of 'QI' and 'Freakonomics', 'Geekspeak' melds ingenious statistical analysis with edifying trivia to explain away some curious facts of life.  Read more...

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'It will give you the means of finding out all sorts of information that you don't actually need to know. Curiously, I found it all quite interesting. Does that mean that I am a geek?' Church Review

 
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