• Sign In
  • Help
  • My Basket0
Calculus Diaries (Paperback)
  • Calculus Diaries (Paperback)
zoom

Calculus Diaries (Paperback)

(author)
£8.99
Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 31/01/2013
  • In stock online

Usually despatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
Jennifer Ouellette never took maths in the sixth form, mostly because she like most of us assumed she wouldnt need it much in real life. But then the English graduate, now an award-winning science-writer, had a change of heart and decided to revisit the equations and formulas that had haunted her youth. The Calculus Diaries is the fun and fascinating account of a year spent confronting her numbers-phobia head on. With wit and verve, Ouellette explains how she discovered that maths could apply to everything from petrol mileages to dieting, rollercoaster rides to winning in Las Vegas.

Publisher: Duckworth Overlook
ISBN: 9780715645130
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 250 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
If, like me, you love the neatness of calculus but never appreciated its applications or the colourful characters who have used it through history, then these diaries are well worth a read * New Scientist *
I havent had this much fun learning maths since I watched the Count on Sesame Street when I was three. And the Count never talked about log flumes or zombies * The New York Times *

You may also be interested in...

Infinitesimal
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Alex's Adventures in Numberland
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Chaos: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
50 Maths Ideas You Really Need to Know
Added to basket
X and the City
Added to basket
£24.95
Hardback
I Used to Know That
Added to basket
Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension
Added to basket
Reckoning with Risk
Added to basket
Logic
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Alex Through the Looking Glass
Added to basket
Zero
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
How Many Socks Make a Pair?
Added to basket
God Created the Integers
Added to basket
Turing's Cathedral
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Math Book
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.