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The Resource 100 essential things you didn't know you didn't know : math explains your world, John D. Barrow

100 essential things you didn't know you didn't know : math explains your world, John D. Barrow

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100 essential things you didn't know you didn't know : math explains your world
Title
100 essential things you didn't know you didn't know
Title remainder
math explains your world
Statement of responsibility
John D. Barrow
Title variation
  • One hundred essential things you didn't know you didn't know
  • Math explains your world
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mathematics can reveal and illuminate things about the complex world we live in that can't be found any other way. In this informative and entertaining book, John D. Barrow takes the most perplexing of everyday phenomena--from the odds of winning the lottery and the method of determining batting averages to the shapes of roller coasters and the reasoning behind the fairest possible divorce settlements--and explains why things work the way they do. With elementary math and accompanying illustrations, he sheds light on the mysterious corners of the world we encounter every day. Have you ever considered why you always seem to get stuck in the longest line? Why two's company but three's a crowd? Or why there are six degrees of separation instead of seven? This clever little book has all the answers to these puzzling, everyday questions of existence that need not perplex us any more.--From publisher description
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DLC
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1952-
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Barrow, John D.
Dewey number
510
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Mathematics
Label
100 essential things you didn't know you didn't know : math explains your world, John D. Barrow
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Bodley Head, 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-284)
Control code
BK0008102098
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xiv, 284 p.
Isbn
9780393070071
Lccn
2008055910
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ill.
Label
100 essential things you didn't know you didn't know : math explains your world, John D. Barrow
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Bodley Head, 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-284)
Control code
BK0008102098
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xiv, 284 p.
Isbn
9780393070071
Lccn
2008055910
Other physical details
ill.
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