Yottabytes, massive diamonds, the 1800s version of Fortnight – not to mention more pizza! These are just some of the marvels explained in Adam Spencer’s Numberland. Yes folks, Australia’s funniest and most-loved mathematician is back with a brand new book bursting with fascinating facts, perplexing puzzles and querulous quizzes.
How does GPS work? Could you solve a $1,000,000 maths question? Can honey bees really count? And what do you do when your smartphone locks you out … for 48 years? The answers to all these questions and much, much more can be found in 2019’s most captivating nerd fest. So hold tight as we venture down the rabbit hole into the wonderful world of Adam Spencer’s Numberland.
This terrific new fully illustrated title follows on from Adam’s bestselling Big Book of Numbers (2014); World of Numbers (2015), Time Machine (2016), The Number Games (2017), and Top 100 (2018).
Praise for Adam Spencer
‘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 — and we oldies would benefit, too.’ —Peter FitzSimons
‘The things Adam writes about should be taught in every school worldwide.’ —Malcolm Gladwell
‘When Adam Spencer gets his geek on, it’s a joy to behold!’ —Russell Crowe
‘As gripping as any of my books, but with more maths and less exploding heads!’ —Matthew Reilly