Thinking in Numbers: On Life, Love, Meaning, and Math

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The irresistibly engaging book that “enlarges one's wonder at Tammet's mind and his all-embracing vision of the world as grounded in numbers.” –Oliver Sacks, MD

THINKING IN NUMBERS is the book that Daniel Tammet, mathematical savant and bestselling author, was born to write. In Tammet's world, numbers are beautiful and mathematics illuminates our lives and minds. Using anecdotes, everyday examples, and ruminations on history, literature, and more, Tammet allows us to share his unique insights and delight in the way numbers, fractions, and equations underpin all our lives.

Inspired variously by the complexity of snowflakes, Anne Boleyn's eleven fingers, and his many siblings, 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. His provocative and inspiring new book will change the way you think about math and fire your imagination to view the world with fresh eyes.

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Author: Daniel Tammet
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Year: 2012
Pages: 271
Printed: New York
ISBN: 978-0-136-18737-4
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: New
Weight: 401 gr
Description from the publisher: A stunning rumination on math and numbers from the bestselling author of Born on a Blue Day.

THINKING IN NUMBERS 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, everyday examples, and ruminations on history, literature, and more, 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 eleven fingers, or his many siblings, 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 math and fire your imagination to see the world with fresh eyes.

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