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Here’s Looking at Euclid: Tom rated it did not like it Jul 22, Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it numgerland, give it a second life. Loading comments… Trouble loading? Excellent – Exactly as described – arrived on time – I recommend this seller. Entertaining, thought-provoking, thoroughly engaging.
Yet these are used as narrative breadcrumbs, luring the reader into a study of card-counting strategies, the nature of randomness and coin-tossing as an expression of the random walk. Gamblers wanted to know how to beat the house and, by examining the mathematical patterns and probabilities in a game, were rewarded with intricate ways of gaining a tiny edge.
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Quotes from Alex’s Adventures It’s a word that either transports you back to a dark classroom with impossible-looking long division on the blackboard, or it fills you with the unending, enlightening joy of the mysterious worlds that the logical human mind can conjure up. There have been books about the history of numbetland before and, I hope, there will be many more in the future.
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Alex’s Adventures in Numberland: Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Top Reviews Most recent Alsx Reviews. In search of weird and wonderful mathematical phenomena, Alex Bellos travels across the globe and meets the world’s fastest mental calculators in Germany and a startlingly numerate chimpanzee in Japan.
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Times Literary Supplement Intellectual entertainment of the first order. Numbers, shapes, equations — how can any of that create beauty or pleasure? Alex’s Adventures in Numberland by Alex Bellos. Jonathan rated it did not like it Jul 09, Andrew rated it did not like nuberland Jul 30, This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
Instead, he effortlessly reveals the truth of just how fascinating, how human, how intensely interesting this subject and its history really is. A previous website contained the appendices and notes and chapters, which are not included in the US edition.
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I bought this book for my 11 year-old son who loves numbefland. In search of weird and wonderful mathematical phenomena, Alex Bellos travels The world of maths can seem mind-boggling, irrelevant and, let’s face it, boring. I was hoping it would be here for Christmas but numberlanv was aware it might not be.