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Woo's wonderful world of maths

Author: Eddie Woo; Hannah Schubert; Alissa Dinallo
Publisher: Sydney, New South Wales : MacmillanPan Macmillan Australia, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why is a rainbow curved? Why aren't left-handers extinct? How is a sunflower like a synchronised swimmer? Why is 'e' a magic number? The answer to these questions is contained within one simple word: MATHS. Because maths is all about patterns, and our universe is extraordinarily patterned. With enthusiasm, humour and heart, Eddie Woo shows how card tricks, conspiracy theories, teacups, killer butterflies, music,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Trivia and miscellanea
Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eddie Woo; Hannah Schubert; Alissa Dinallo
ISBN: 9781760554217 1760554219
OCLC Number: 1042104479
Awards: Long-listed for ABIA General Non-fiction Book of the Year 2019
Description: xii, 352 pages : illustrations (some colour), photographs ; 24 cm
Contents: Born mathematicians --
The heavenly circle --
Music to my ears --
Lightening through your veins --
Teacups and (almost) infinite money --
E is a magic number --
What sunflowers know about the universe --
Will the real golden sequence please stand up --
What do you call a comedian tying their shoelaces? --
Unbreakable locks --
Location, location, location --
Precognition for dummies --
Killer butterflies --
Illuminati confirmed --
Twinkle, twinkle, little star --
Deficient, perfect, abundant --
The periodic table of numbers --
Conspiracy theory --
What is proof, anyway? --
Six's a crowd --
My phone, the liar --
Mathemagic --
Magic without misdirection --
Math error --
Why aren't left-handers extinct? --
Why your pancreas is like a pendulum.
Other Titles: Wonderful world of maths
Responsibility: Eddie Woo ; [illustrations by Hannah Schubert and Alissa Dinallo].

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Why is a rainbow curved? Why aren't left-handers extinct? How is a sunflower like a synchronised swimmer? Why is 'e' a magic number? The answer to these questions is contained within one simple word: MATHS. Because maths is all about patterns, and our universe is extraordinarily patterned. With enthusiasm, humour and heart, Eddie Woo shows how card tricks, conspiracy theories, teacups, killer butterflies, music, lightning and so much more illuminate the spellbinding world of maths that surrounds us.

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