How Long is a Piece of String?: More hidden mathematics of everyday life (Hardback)
  • How Long is a Piece of String?: More hidden mathematics of everyday life (Hardback)
zoom

How Long is a Piece of String?: More hidden mathematics of everyday life (Hardback)

(author), (author)
£9.99
Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 15/04/2021
  • Coming soon

Awaiting publication

  • This item has been added to your basket

A fascinating book, from a leading maths educator and demystifier, that shows how maths is relevant to our everyday lives.

Have you ever wondered how the meter in a taxi works? Or why a lift takes so long to respond to your call? Is there a mathematical secret to making a hit single? And how long is a piece of string? In this fascinating book you will find the answers to these and many other intriguing questions of everyday life. Discover the astonishing '37% rule' for blind dates, how to avoid the gentleman's urinal, and some extraordinary scams that people have devised to get rich quick. Here you will also find the origins of the seven-day week and the seven-note scale, an explanation of why underdogs sometimes win, some clever techniques for detecting fraud, and the reason why epidemics sweep across a nation and disappear just as quickly.

How Long is a Piece of String? is the perfect book for anyone who is curious about the way in which maths underlies so much in our everyday lives. Whatever your mathematical ability level, you will find this book informative, thought-provoking and, most of all, fun.

Word count: 35,000

Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 9781911622260
Number of pages: 240
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

You may also be interested in...

Chaos: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Logic
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
A Mind for Numbers
Added to basket
Turing's Cathedral
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Why Do Buses Come in Threes?
Added to basket
The Joy of X
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Zero
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Tiger That Isn't
Added to basket
50 Maths Ideas You Really Need to Know
Added to basket
Infinitesimal
Added to basket
The Norm Chronicles
Added to basket
1089 and All That
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Math Book
Added to basket
The Music of the Primes
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.