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The most immediately fascinating chapter is on the application of probability theory to gambling, with insights into slot machines, insurance, lotteries and a neat explanation of Pascal's wager on the existence of God. --Metro
What Bellos calls "the wow factor" of mathematics leaps out at the reader from every page ... The stories prove so engaging, the personalities so colorful, that readers may forget
they are mastering some powerful mathematical concepts. --Booklist
`A mathematical wonder that will leave you hooked on numbers' --Daily Telegraph
`Spectacularly successful introduction to the excitement and wonder of mathematics.' --Sunday Times
`He renders the world of numbers accessible and captivating' --Daily Express
`A truly marvellous survey of modern mathematics' --Martin Gardner, for more than 25 years author of the 'Mathematical Games' column in Scientific American
`An unforgettable journey of intellectual discovery'
--Apostolos Doxiadis, author of Logicomix and Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture
Starting with chapter zero, all twelve chapters are a fascinating exploration of the wonders of maths.
--City A.M Newspaper
Journey around the world meeting the people behind some fascinating advances in mathematics, applications in puzzling, competition, mental calculation, the financial markets and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by psiloiordinary
I viewed Alex's speech in YouTube, impressed purchased the book. First chapter I was intrigued with amazon tribal's quantitative skill but as I read past I found the book to be... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sai Vargheese
Complex and commonplace ideas explained with clarity and wit, one of those 'can't put it down' books. Is this book on the school curriculum? Why not?Published 2 months ago by Steve Longworth