Alex’s Adventures In Numberland, Alex Bellos
Get blissfully lost in Alex’s Adventures in Numberland by Alex Bellos and his exploration of the fascinating world of mathematics. Bellos takes the reader on a voyage of discovery from the ancient world to the computer age, from mathematical patterns in nature to the predictability of random behavior, from a numerologist in the United States to a surprisingly numerate chimp in Japan. His book explains how mathematical ideas underpin so many things in our lives, and makes the subject of maths accessible and enjoyable for us ordinary folk. Alex’s Adventures in Numberland has been longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2010.
Some multiplication Alex Bellos style: