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The Resource Thinking in numbers : on life, love, meaning, and math, Daniel Tammet

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

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Thinking in numbers : on life, love, meaning, and math
Title
Thinking in numbers
Title remainder
on life, love, meaning, and math
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Tammet
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 worldview gives us new perspecttives on the universal questions of what it is to be human and how we make meaning. This book will change the way you think about math and fire your imagination to see the world with fresh eyes.--From publisher description
Summary
The mathematical savant uses personal stories and everyday examples to describe the way numbers and equations form the basis of our lives, from snowflakes to Anne Boleyn's extra finger
Tone
Writing style
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10192893
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
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Tammet, Daniel
Dewey number
510
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics
Target audience
adult
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on life, love, meaning, and math
Label
Thinking in numbers : on life, love, meaning, and math, Daniel Tammet
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Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
20078890
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
xii, 271 pages
Isbn
9780316187374
Lccn
2013935728
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn816563510
  • (OCoLC)816563510
Label
Thinking in numbers : on life, love, meaning, and math, Daniel Tammet
Link
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
20078890
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
xii, 271 pages
Isbn
9780316187374
Lccn
2013935728
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn816563510
  • (OCoLC)816563510

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