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The grapes of math: how life reflects numbers and numbers reflect life

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From the bestselling author of Here's Looking at Euclid, a dazzling new book that turns even the most complex math into a brilliantly entertaining narrative. From triangles, rotations and power laws, to cones, curves and the dreaded calculus, Alex takes you on a journey of mathematical discovery with his signature wit and limitless enthusiasm. He sifts through over 30,000 survey submissions to uncover the world's favourite number, and meets a mathematician who looks for universes in his garage. He attends the World Mathematical Congress in India, and visits the engineer who designed the first roller-coaster loop. Get hooked on math as Alex delves deep into humankind's turbulent relationship with numbers, and reveals how they have shaped the world we live in.
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title_display The grapes of math : how life reflects numbers and numbers reflect life
title_full The Grapes of Math How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life, The grapes of math : how life reflects numbers and numbers reflect life / Alex Bellos ; illustrations by the Surreal McCoy
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