‘The things Adam Spencer writes about should be taught in every school worldwide.’ Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point, Blink and Outliers
Australia’s funniest mathematician is back with more rollicking romps through the world of science, technology, numbers and all things nerdy.
Which number terrifies Ogdokontaheptaphobes? Why would you watch the same clock for 14 years? And have you met the 23-million-digit prime? The answers to all of these questions — and much, much more — are in our greatest geek-fest yet, Adam Spencer’s Top 100.
Bursting at the seams with puzzles, quizzes, games, numerical trivia and fun, this is the ultimate book for maths nerds and anyone with an inquiring mind. Whether you’re 8 or 80, strap your thinking cap on, grab a pencil and get ready to count down from 100 to 1 with Australia’s favourite — and funniest — mathematician, Adam Spencer.
Praise for Adam Spencer’s Big Book of Numbers
‘If you find this book boring, you should be in a clinic.’ John Cleese
‘Funny yet with hidden depths, like its author. A brilliant introduction to the world of numbers.’ Brian Cox
‘Even the page numbers will start to look fascinating once you’ve read this book!’ Amanda Keller
‘Every bright young mind in Australia should read Adam Spencer’s Big Book of Numbers – and we oldies would benefit, too.’ Peter FitzSimons