Adam Spencer s Big Book of Numbers

Adam Spencer s Big Book of Numbers

This is a book for readers of all ages who love numbers, who want to love numbers, or who just love to laugh and learn about the wonderful world we live in. For 15 years Adam Spencer has been entertaining us.

Author: Adam Spencer

Publisher: Brio Books

ISBN: 9781921134333

Category: Science

Page: 432

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How can a prime number be ‘sexy’ and ‘safe’ at the same time? Why shouldn’t Aussie cricketers be scared of the number 87? And how many bacteria live in your pants … All the answers and more are in Adam Spencer’s Big Book of Numbers. This is a book for readers of all ages who love numbers, who want to love numbers, or who just love to laugh and learn about the wonderful world we live in. For 15 years Adam Spencer has been entertaining us. On triple j and ABC radio and television, he’s established himself as Australia’s funniest and most famous mathematician. And now, by popular demand, we have his Big Book of Numbers, a fascinating journey from 1 to 100. Praise for Adam Spencer’s Big Book of Numbers ‘If you find this book boring, you should be in a clinic.’ John Cleese ‘Funny yet with hidden depths, like its author. A brilliant introduction to the world of numbers.’ Brian Cox ‘Even the page numbers will start to look fascinating once you’ve read this book!’ Amanda Keller ‘This book will bring out the inner geek in anyone who knows how to count to 100.’ Brian Schmidt, Winner, 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics ‘Funny, informative and, even better for dummies like me, all the answers are in the back.’ Wil Anderson ‘Excellent. Can’t wait to geek-out my dinner party guests with my new maths facts!’ Maryanne Demasi, Catalyst, ABC Television
Categories: Science

Adam Spencer s Enormous Book of Numbers

Adam Spencer s Enormous Book of Numbers

Adam Spencer's Enormous Book of Numbers is jam-packed with stuff to make, decode, deduce, descramble, dewrite and decipher! Counting has never been so cool.

Author: Adam Spencer

Publisher: Xoum

ISBN: 1921134887

Category: Mathematical recreations

Page: 240

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Adam Spencer's Enormous Book of Numbers is jam-packed with stuff to make, decode, deduce, descramble, dewrite and decipher! Counting has never been so cool.
Categories: Mathematical recreations

Adam Spencer s World of Numbers

Adam Spencer s World of Numbers

This is a specially formatted fixed-layout ebook that retains the look and feel of the print book. ‘Funny, yet with hidden depths – like its author.’ Brian Cox From the building blocks of life, to the games we play, the food we eat, ...

Author: Adam Spencer

Publisher: Xoum Publishing

ISBN: 9781921134876

Category: Science

Page: 384

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This is a specially formatted fixed-layout ebook that retains the look and feel of the print book. ‘Funny, yet with hidden depths – like its author.’ Brian Cox From the building blocks of life, to the games we play, the food we eat, and the marvels of space, Australia’s funniest mathematician is back with a fascinating snapshot of the world of numbers. What’s a ‘firkin’? Is a tardigrade animal, vegetable or mineral? How fast is Usain Bolt ... really? And what’s the record for the most lobster rolls eaten in 10 minutes? All these questions and more are answered in Adam Spencer’s World of Numbers. This is a book for young and old – for anyone who’s ever wondered how things work, who loves puzzles and numbers, or is just plain curious about the amazing world around us. After his bestselling Big Book of Numbers, Australia’s funniest and most famous mathematician is back by popular demand! Adam Spencer has been entertaining us for almost 20 years on triple j, ABC radio and television. You can find him on Twitter @adambspencer, on the web at adamspencer.com.au and on Facebook. Praise for Adam Spencer’s Big Book of Numbers ‘Funny, informative and, even better for dummies like me, all the answers are in the back.’ Wil Anderson ‘If you find this book boring, you should be in a clinic.’ John Cleese ‘Every bright young mind in Australia should read Adam Spencer’s Big Book of Numbers – and we oldies would benefit too.’ Peter FitzSimons ‘Even the page numbers will start to look fascinating once you’ve read this book!’ Amanda Keller
Categories: Science

Adam Spencer s Mini Book of Numbers

Adam Spencer s Mini Book of Numbers

'Even the page numbers will start to look fascinating once you've read this book!' Amanda Keller 'Every bright young mind in Australia should read Adam Spencer's Big Book of Numbers - and we oldies would benefit, too.' Peter FitzSimons

Author: Adam Spencer

Publisher:

ISBN: 1925589846

Category:

Page: 320

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Our very own Sultan of STEM, Crusader of Calculus, Prince of Pi - Adam Barrington Spencer - is back in 2019 with more teasing, tantalising and tricky maths games, puzzles and quizzes for young and hungry minds. Scared of square roots? Petrified of Pythagoras? Frightened of factorials? Let Australia's funniest mathematician enthral and entertain as he demystifies numbers in this bumper new edition. Adam Spencer's Mini Book of Numbers follows on from the bestselling Enormous Book of Numbers (2015), Number Crunchers (2016), and The Number Detective (2018), and is guaranteed to keep kids aged 6-12 occupied for hours on end. Praise for Adam Spencer: 'The things Adam Spencer writes about should be taught in every school worldwide.' Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point, Blink and Outliers. 'Even the page numbers will start to look fascinating once you've read this book!' Amanda Keller 'Every bright young mind in Australia should read Adam Spencer's Big Book of Numbers - and we oldies would benefit, too.' Peter FitzSimons
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Adam Spencer s Numberland

Adam Spencer s Numberland

Yottabytes, massive diamonds, the 1800s version of Fortnight - not to mention more pizza! These are just some of the marvels explained in Adam Spencer's Numberland.

Author: Adam Spencer

Publisher:

ISBN: 1925589927

Category: Arithmetic

Page: 352

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Yottabytes, massive diamonds, the 1800s version of Fortnight - not to mention more pizza! These are just some of the marvels explained in Adam Spencer's Numberland. Yes folks, Australia's funniest and most-loved mathematician is back with a brand new book bursting with fascinating facts, perplexing puzzles and querulous quizzes. How does GPS work? Could you solve a $1,000,000 maths question? Can honey bees really count? And what do you do when your smartphone locks you out ... for 48 years? The answers to all these questions and much, much more can be found in 2019's most captivating nerd fest. So hold tight as we venture down the rabbit hole into the wonderful world of Adam Spencer's Numberland. This terrific new fully illustrated title follows on from Adam's bestselling Big Book of Numbers (2014); World of Numbers (2015), Time Machine (2016), The Number Games (2017), and Top 100 (2018). Praise for Adam Spencer 'Funny yet with hidden depths, like its author. A brilliant introduction to the world of numbers.' --Brian Cox 'Even the page numbers will start to look fascinating once you've read this book!' --Amanda Keller 'Every bright young mind in Australia should read Adam Spencer -- and we oldies would benefit, too.' --Peter FitzSimons 'The things Adam writes about should be taught in every school worldwide.' --Malcolm Gladwell 'When Adam Spencer gets his geek on, it's a joy to behold!' --Russell Crowe 'As gripping as any of my books, but with more maths and less exploding heads!' --Matthew Reilly
Categories: Arithmetic

Adam Spencer s Number Crunchers

Adam Spencer s Number Crunchers

Packed full of games, puzzles, quizzes - along with heaps of stuff to draw, cut out, decipher and decode - this is the perfect book for kids aged 8 and above. They won't believe numbers could be this much fun!

Author: Adam Spencer

Publisher: Xoum

ISBN: 1925143201

Category: Mathematical recreations

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After last year's runaway bestseller Adam Spencer's Enormous Book of Numbers, Australia's funniest maths dude is back with another bumper activity book for young and eager minds. Packed full of games, puzzles, and quizzes - along with heaps of stuff to draw, cut out, decipher, and decode - this is the perfect book for kids aged 8 and above. They won't believe numbers can be this much fun!
Categories: Mathematical recreations

Adam Spencer s Book of Numbers

Adam Spencer s Book of Numbers

You don't need maths training, just a pen and paper, to understand everything in this funny, stimulating book. And hey, you'll even learn how to feed 56 people with 1 pizza.

Author: Adam Spencer

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 0140287817

Category: Mathematical recreations

Page: 226

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How many people do you need in a room before there'll be a birthday in common? Why is 70 a 'weird' number? How many episodes of South Park has Kenny survived? What is the longest word in the English language (floccinaucinihilipilification, at 29 letters) and what the hell does it mean? Adam Spencer's national Australian breakfast radio show on JJJ is famous for mixing music, laughs and mathematical insights with the weather (if it's sunny and 32, that's 2 to the power of 5). In this, his wacky, zany Book of Numbers, Adam - who was a PhD mathematician before becoming a stand-up comedian and DJ - tells you everything you've ever wanted to know about the numbers 1 to 100, answering all the big questions. You don't need maths training, just a pen and paper, to understand everything in this funny, stimulating book. And hey, you'll even learn how to feed 56 people with 1 pizza.
Categories: Mathematical recreations

Adam Spencer s Time Machine

Adam Spencer s Time Machine

And who or what was the Witch of Agnesi? All these answers and much, much more are in Adam Spencer's Time Machine - the ultimate compendium for curious minds.

Author: Adam Spencer

Publisher: Xoum

ISBN: 192514318X

Category: Curiosities and wonders

Page: 430

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Following the runaway success of his Big Book of Numbers and World of Numbers, Adam Spencer is back with a fascinating - and fun! - romp through history. Starting with the big bang and ending in the present day (with a few glimpses of the future for good measure), Time Machine is a history book unlike any other. Jam-packed with quotes, quizzes, anecdotes, and trivia, Adam's latest book is a full-colour treasure trove for ages 8 ... all the way to 108. Did you know that some of the earliest mathematicians and astronomers were indigenous Australians? Or that Lord Byron's daughter, Ada Lovelace, was a pioneer of computer programming ... despite dying in 1852? Can you believe that pinball was actually illegal across much of the US until the 1970s? Will time travel ever be possible? And who (or what) is the Witch of Agnesi? Time Machine is 2016's ultimate compendium for curious minds. 'As gripping as any of my adventures, but with fewer exploding heads and a lot more maths!' - Matthew Reilly Adam shares a few interesting anecdotes from his book here on The Project.
Categories: Curiosities and wonders

Adam Spencer s Top 100 B Format

Adam Spencer s Top 100  B  Format

Bursting at the seams with puzzles, quizzes, games, numerical trivia and fun, this is the ultimate book for maths nerds and anyone with an inquiring mind.

Author: Adam Spencer

Publisher:

ISBN: 1922267023

Category:

Page: 392

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Australia's funniest mathematician is back in 2019 with a small format edition of 2018's bestseller. Which number terrifies Ogdokontaheptaphobes? Why would you watch the same clock for 14 years? And have you met the 23-million-digit prime? The answers to all of these questions - and much, much more - are in Adam Spencer's Top 100. Bursting at the seams with puzzles, quizzes, games, numerical trivia and fun, this is the ultimate book for maths nerds and anyone with an inquiring mind. Whether you're 8 or 80, strap your thinking cap on, grab a pencil and get ready to count down from 100 to 1 with Australia's favourite - and funniest - mathematician, Adam Spencer. Praise for Adam Spencer 'The things Adam Spencer writes about should be taught in every school worldwide.' Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point, Blink and Outliers 'Even the page numbers will start to look fascinating once you've read this book!' Amanda Keller 'Every bright young mind in Australia should read Adam Spencer's Big Book of Numbers - and we oldies would benefit, too.' Peter FitzSimons
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The Number Games

The Number Games

And will you really become a billionaire at 31? The answers to all these questions -- as well as over 100 brain-busting and mind-bending number games, puzzles and quizzes -- are in Adam Spencer's The Number Games.

Author: Adam Spencer

Publisher: Xoum

ISBN: 1925143880

Category: Mathematical recreations

Page: 384

View: 167

Following on from his Big Book of Numbers (2014), World of Numbers (2015), and Time Machine (2016), Australia's funniest mathematician is back with a brand new book of number puzzles and trivia! Featuring hundreds of mind-bending, head-scratching, intelligence-testing number games, puzzles, and quizzes -- plus tonnes of hilarious and fascinating number-based trivia -- this is a book that will make you think, laugh, and cry (and quite possibly stare in amazement as your kids solve things before you do!). We all know how important it is to nourish and train our bodies, but our minds need exercising too. So keep your brains active and lively, and test yourselves against your friends and family, with 2017's biggest and best book of numerical fun.
Categories: Mathematical recreations

Adam Spencer s 12 Days of Christmas

Adam Spencer s 12 Days of Christmas

Adam Spencer's 12 Days of Christmas is a funny -- and distinctly Australian -- take on the classic Christmas carol.

Author: Adam Spencer

Publisher:

ISBN: 1925143872

Category: Australian fiction

Page: 32

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Adam Spencer's 12 Days of Christmas is a funny -- and distinctly Australian -- take on the classic Christmas carol. Featuring beautiful illustrations, it's the perfect way to celebrate the festive season, while learning to count at the same time! So join in the fun with everyone's favourite numbers guy as we count down the days till Christmas.
Categories: Australian fiction

Woo s Wonderful World of Maths

Woo s Wonderful World of Maths

Parker, Matt, Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension, Penguin Books,
2014. Singh, Simon, The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets, Bloomsbury
Publishing, London, 2013. Spencer, Adam, Adam Spencer's Big Book of
Numbers ...

Author: Eddie Woo

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.

ISBN: 9781760782900

Category: Mathematics

Page: 300

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Have you ever wondered why a rainbow is curved? Or why left-handers aren't extinct? How a sunflower is like a synchronised swimmer, or a lightning bolt is like a blood vessel? The answer to all these questions and more can be summed up in one simple word: MATHS. As the inimitable Eddie Woo explains, maths is not just about numbers. Maths is about patterns, and our universe is extraordinarily patterned. With enthusiasm and wonder, Eddie is here to help us discover these patterns. With engaging clarity and entertaining anecdotes, Eddie demonstrates the intricacy of maths in all the things we love - from music in our iPods to our credit cards. Filled with humour and heart, this book will fascinate, entertain and illuminate the maths that surrounds us. This is a specially formatted fixed layout ebook that retains the look and feel of the print book. LONGLISTED FOR THE ABIA GENERAL NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019 PRAISE FOR EDDIE WOO "I never thought I'd read a maths book cover to cover, let alone sing its praises. Eddie Woo makes maths fun, accessible and relevant. Now we can all benefit from his extraordinary skill as a teacher." JENNY BROCKIE, journalist and TV host "Not just a great teacher, Woo's Wonderful World of Maths shows Eddie to be a storyteller too. Is there anything the Woo cannot do?" ADAM SPENCER, Ambassador for Mathematics, University of Sydney
Categories: Mathematics

It s a Numberful World

It s a Numberful World

Parker, Matt, Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension, Penguin Books,
2014. Singh, Simon, The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets, Bloomsbury
Publishing, London, 2013. Spencer, Adam, Adam Spencer's Big Book of
Numbers ...

Author: Eddie Woo

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 9781615196135

Category: Mathematics

Page: 320

View: 361

Why aren’t left-handers extinct? What makes a rainbow round? How is a pancreas . . . like a pendulum? Publisher's note: It's a Numberful World was published in Australia under the title Woo's Wonderful World of Maths. These may not look like math questions, but they are—because they all have to do with patterns. And mathematics, at heart, is the study of patterns. That realization changed Eddie Woo’s life—by turning the “dry” subject he dreaded in high school into a boundless quest for discovery. Now an award-winning math teacher, Woo sees patterns everywhere: in the “branches” of blood vessels and lightning, in the growth of a savings account and a sunflower, even in his morning cup of tea! Here are twenty-six bite-size chapters on the hidden mathematical marvels that encrypt our email, enchant our senses, and even keep us alive—from the sine waves we hear as “music” to the mysterious golden ratio. This book will change your mind about what math can be. We are all born mathematicians—and It’s a Numberful World.
Categories: Mathematics

Choice

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ISBN: UCSC:32106018289600

Category: Academic libraries

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New Scientist

New Scientist

... of Archaeology and Anthropology BESTSELLERS G.Harris / Bruce Coleman
Collection OPINION BOOKS EVERYTHING HAS ... The corselets were given to
poet and novelist Robert Louis Stevenson during his South Sea travels by
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ISBN: UCSD:31822022686497

Category: Science

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The Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures

The Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures

VERNEUIL , FRANCOISE 1963 : Any Number Can Win --MGM . WAGES , DAVID
1963 : Spencer's Mountain WB : Mary , Mary -- WB . ... WAXMAN , SAM E. 1964 :
McHale's Navy - U . WEBSTER , FERRIS 1963 : The Great EscapeUA . ... ADAMS
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Mad , Mad , Mad , Mad World - UA ; Love With The Proper Stranger -- PAR .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105015141455

Category: Motion picture industry

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Categories: Motion picture industry

The Education of John Dewey

The Education of John Dewey

Before 1860, the president of every major American college was a clergyman;
every professor of philosophy, similarly, had a ... Americans either condemned
the book wholly or swallowed it whole, but it was, everyone saw, part of a general
revolt in ... The immense number of war dead rendered strict predeterministic
Calvinism untenable, and the ideal of progress that ... At Yale, the conservative
clergyman president, Noah Porter, took a volunteer class through Herbert
Spencer's First ...

Author: Jay Martin

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231507455

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 592

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During John Dewey's lifetime (1859-1952), one public opinion poll after another revealed that he was esteemed to be one of the ten most important thinkers in American history. His body of thought, conventionally identified by the shorthand word "Pragmatism," has been the distinctive American philosophy of the last fifty years. His work on education is famous worldwide and is still influential today, anticipating as it did the ascendance in contemporary American pedagogy of multiculturalism and independent thinking. His University of Chicago Laboratory School (founded in 1896) thrives still and is a model for schools worldwide, especially in emerging democracies. But how was this lifetime of thought enmeshed in Dewey's emotional experience, in his joys and sorrows as son and brother, husband and father, and in his political activism and spirituality? Acclaimed biographer Jay Martin recaptures the unity of Dewey's life and work, tracing important themes through the philosopher's childhood years, family history, religious experience, and influential friendships. Based on original sources, notably the vast collection of unpublished papers in the Center for Dewey Studies, this book tells the full story, for the first time, of the life and times of the eminent American philosopher, pragmatist, education reformer, and man of letters. In particular, The Education of John Dewey highlights the importance of the women in Dewey's life, especially his mother, wife, and daughters, but also others, including the reformer Jane Addams and the novelist Anzia Yezierska. A fitting tribute to a master thinker, Martin has rendered a tour de force portrait of a philosopher and social activist in full, seamlessly reintegrating Dewey's thought into both his personal life and the broader historical themes of his time.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The History Of England

The History Of England

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Prince had to expect great Advantages from Prisoner in the Tower . the
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Spencers on the to make himself master of the Tower ... and with condemning
great numbers to gainst the Interest and Sollicitations of the Ministers . perpetual
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Author: Paul Rapin de Thoyras

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ISBN: BSB:BSB10623249

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