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Geekspeak How Life + Mathematics = Happiness

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ISBN-10: 0061629243

ISBN-13: 9780061629242

Edition: 2008

Authors: Graham Tattersall

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Curiosity is our human birthright, and destiny. As a species, we are prone to think, ruminate, reflect, cogitate, mull over, and philosophize. Why do we do these things? To explain away the world around us, to find solace in knowledge, to answer all those seeming unanswerables: Why are we here? Is there a God? Is there life after death? And, above all, how many houseflies does it take to pull a car? Dr. Graham Tattersall, a confirmed and superior geek, has rescued math from the prison of the classroom and put it to use in novel and unexpected ways to explain away some oft-pondered mysteries of the world. The questions he tackles include: How big is your vocabulary? How heavy is your house?…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 9/30/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English