Gloucester: Sawyer Free Library



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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,

Available copies

Current holds

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 -

Content descriptions

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.
Subject: Mathematics > Popular works.
Mathematics > Social aspects.