Barrow, John D. 100 ESSENTIAL THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW YOU DIDN'T KNOW: MATH EXPLAINS YOUR WO RLD
W. W. Norton & Company 2010 0393338673 / 9780393338676 Paperback Very Good
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. "Where else does math become a romp, full of entertaining tricks and turns?"‚??Bryce Christensen, Booklist Have you ever considered why you always get stuck in the longest line? Why two's company but three's a crowd? Or why there are six degrees of separation instead of seven? In this hugely informative and endlessly entertaining book, John D. Barrow takes the most baffling of everyday phenomena and‚??with simple math, lucid explanations, and illustrations‚??explains why they work the way they do. His witty, crystal-clear answers shed light on the dark and shadowy corners of the physical world we all think we understand so well. 40 b/w illustrations.