Adam Spencer's World of Numbers

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    A funny and enlightening romp through the world of numbers with one of Australias best-loved broadcasters.By popular demand, Australias funniest and most famous mathematician is back with a brilliant new book. Adam Spencers World of Numbers takes the reader on a funfilled ride, explaining the crucial role numbers play in our understanding of sport and space, computers and cooking, and a whole lot in between. With his trademark wit, Adam decodes barcodes, explains why we say as sixes and sevens when were discombobulated and works out if there really a word in the English language with 189,819 letters! This is a book for readers of all ages who love numbers, or just love to laugh and learn about the wonderful world we live in. For close to 20 years Adam Spencer has been entertaining us. On triple j and ABC radio and television, hes established himself as Australias funniest and most famous mathematician. Following on from the enormous success of 2014s Big Book of Numbers, his new book is the perfect gift for Christmas.Praise for Adam Spencer's Big Book of Numbers:'Funny, inPaperbackive and, even beter for dummies like me, all the answers are in the back.' Will AndersonIf you find this book boring, you should be in a clinic. John CleeseEvery bright young mind in Australia should read Adam Spencers Big Book of Numbers and we oldies would benefit too. Peter FitzSimonsEven the page numbers will start to look fascinating once youve read this book! Amanda Keller