Thinking in numbers : on life, love, meaning, and math / Daniel Tammet.
- ISBN: 0316187372
- ISBN: 9780316187374
- Description: xii, 271 pages ; 22 cm
- Edition: First North American edition.
- Publisher: New York, New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2013.
- 5 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).
- 1 copy at Gloucester. (Show all copies)
1 current hold with 8 total copies.
|Library||Location||Call Number||Status||Due Date|
|Gloucester||Adult New Books||New 510/Tammet (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Danvers||New Books||QA 93 T36 2013 (Text to phone)||Checked out||05/13/2014|
|Marblehead||Adult New Nonfiction||NEW 510 TAMMET 2013 (Text to phone)||Checked out||04/25/2014|
|Melrose||New Books (Browsing Room)||510 Tammet (Text to phone)||Checked out||04/30/2014|
|Salem||Adult Non-Fiction||510/TAMMET (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Salem State University||Stacks||QA 93 .T36 2013 (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Saugus||Adult Nonfiction||510 Tammet (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Swampscott||Thomson Room||510 T (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Contents Note:|| 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.
|Summary:|| 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.
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