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Thinking in numbers : on life, love, meaning, and math

Autor: Daniel Tammet
Editora: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2013. ©2012
Edição/Formato   Print book : Inglês : First North American editionVer todas as edições e formatos
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The book that Daniel Tammet, bestselling author and mathematical savant, 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. His idiosyncratic  Ler mais...
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Gênero/Forma: Popular works
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Tipo de Documento: Livro
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Daniel Tammet
ISBN: 0316187372 9780316187374 9781444737448 1444737449
Número OCLC: 816563510
Descrição: xii, 271 pages ; 22 cm
Conteúdos: Family values --
Eternity in an hour --
Counting to four in Icelandic --
Proverbs and times tables --
Classroom intuitions --
Shakespeare's zero --
Shapes of speech --
On big numbers --
Snowman --
Invisible cities --
Are we alone? --
The calendar of Omar Khayyam --
Counting by elevens --
The admirable number of Pi --
Einstein's equations --
A novelist's calculations --
Book of books --
Poetry of the primes --
All things are created unequal --
A model mother --
Talking chess --
Selves and statistics --
The cataract of time --
Higher than heaven --
The art of math.
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Mathematical savant and bestselling author of BORN ON A BLUE DAY, this is Tammet's engaging and personal exploration of what numbers can teach us about our lives and minds.  Ler mais...

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