Thinking In Numbers by Daniel Tammet
On Life, Love, Meaning, and Math

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Still, “Thinking in Numbers” is an interesting collection of ideas, and worth reading if only for the suspenseful description of an extraordinary man in a room, conveying to a rapt audience his pure love of one very special string of digits as it stretches to infinity and beyond.
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This is the book that Daniel Tammet, bestselling author and mathematical savant, was born to write. In Tammet's world, numbers are beautiful and mathematics illuminates our lives and minds. Using anecdotes and everyday examples, Tammet allows us to share his unique insights and delight in the way numbers, fractions and equations underpin all our lives.
Inspired by the complexity of snowflakes, Anne Boleyn's sixth finger or his mother's unpredictable behaviour, Tammet explores questions such as why time seems to speed up as we age, whether there is such a thing as an average person and how we can make sense of those we love.
Thinking in Numbers will change the way you think about maths and fire your imagination to see the world with fresh eyes.

 

About Daniel Tammet

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Daniel Tammet is a writer, linguist and educator. He is the author of Embracing the Wide Sky and the New York Times bestseller Born on a Blue Day. He has appeared on the Late Show With David Letterman, 60 Minutes, and Good Morning America, and has been featured in the New York Times, the Guardian, the Telegraph, and many other publications. He lives in Paris.
 
Published July 30, 2013 by Little, Brown and Company. 281 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Science & Math, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction
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NY Times

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Reviewed by Katie Hafner on Sep 09 2013

Still, “Thinking in Numbers” is an interesting collection of ideas, and worth reading if only for the suspenseful description of an extraordinary man in a room, conveying to a rapt audience his pure love of one very special string of digits as it stretches to infinity and beyond.

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Excellent
on May 26 2013

Great fun and the perfect gift for any math-phobic person, young or old.

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