Adam Spencer s Big Book of Numbers

Adam Spencer s Big Book of Numbers
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Author: Adam Spencer
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781921134333
Release: 2014-11-01
Editor: Brio Books

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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

Adam Spencer s

Adam Spencer s
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Author: Adam Spencer
Pages: 226
ISBN: 1567317006
Release: 2000
Editor: Unknown

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The Number Games

The Number Games
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Author: Adam Spencer
Pages: 384
ISBN: 1925143880
Release: 2017-11
Editor: Xoum

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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.

Adam Spencer s Top 100 B Format

Adam Spencer s Top 100  B  Format
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Author: Adam Spencer
Pages: 392
ISBN: 1922267023
Release: 2019-03
Editor: Unknown

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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

Adam Spencer s World of Numbers

Adam Spencer s World of Numbers
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Author: Adam Spencer
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781921134876
Release: 2015-11-01
Editor: Xoum Publishing

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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

The Study of Sociology

The Study of Sociology
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Author: Herbert Spencer
Pages: 411
ISBN: UCAL:B3218013
Release: 1899
Editor: Unknown

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Adam Spencer s 12 Days of Christmas

Adam Spencer s 12 Days of Christmas
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Author: Adam Spencer
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1925143872
Release: 2017-12
Editor: Unknown

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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.

Adam Spencer s the Number Detective

Adam Spencer s the Number Detective
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Author: Adam Spencer
Pages: 240
ISBN: 1925589587
Release: 2018-11
Editor: Unknown

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After the runaway bestsellers Enormous Book of Numbers (2015) and Number Crunchers (2016), Australia's funniest maths dude is back with another bumper activity book for young and eager minds. Bursting with games, puzzles, quizzes - along with heaps of stuff to draw, cut out, decipher and decode - this is the perfect book for kids aged six and above. They won't believe numbers could be this much fun!

The Memory Code The Secrets of Stonehenge Easter Island and Other Ancient Monuments

The Memory Code  The Secrets of Stonehenge  Easter Island and Other Ancient Monuments
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Author: Lynne Kelly
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9781681773827
Release: 2017-02-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster

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The discovery of a powerful memory technique used by our Neolithic ancestors in their monumental memory places—and how we can use their secrets to train our own minds In ancient, pre-literate cultures across the globe, tribal elders had encyclopedic memories. They could name all the animals and plants across a landscape, identify the stars in the sky, and recite the history of their people. Yet today, most of us struggle to memorize more than a short poem. Using traditional Aboriginal Australian song lines as a starting point, Dr. Lynne Kelly has since identified the powerful memory technique used by our ancestors and indigenous people around the world. In turn, she has then discovered that this ancient memory technique is the secret purpose behind the great prehistoric monuments like Stonehenge, which have puzzled archaeologists for so long. The henges across northern Europe, the elaborate stone houses of New Mexico, huge animal shapes in Peru, the statues of Easter Island—these all serve as the most effective memory system ever invented by humans. They allowed people in non-literate cultures to memorize the vast amounts of information they needed to survive. But how? For the first time, Dr. Klly unlocks the secret of these monuments and their uses as "memory places" in her fascinating book. Additionally, The Memory Code also explains how we can use this ancient mnemonic technique to train our minds in the tradition of our forbearers.

Public Roads

Public Roads
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015082632517
Release: 1920
Editor: Unknown

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Adam Spencer s Mini Book of Numbers

Adam Spencer s Mini Book of Numbers
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Author: Adam Spencer
Pages: 320
ISBN: 1925589846
Release: 2019-07
Editor: Unknown

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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

Living with the Stars

Living with the Stars
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Author: Karel Schrijver,Iris Schrijver
Pages: 202
ISBN: 9780198727439
Release: 2015
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

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Living with the Stars describes the many fascinating connections between the universe and the human body, which range from the makeup of DNA and human cells, growth and aging, to stellar evolution and the beginning of the universe. This popular science book should be of interest to anyone who wonders about the processes going on in our human bodies that connect us to our environment on Earth, to the Solar System, to the stars in our Galaxy, and even tothe origin of the universe.

Put Your Damn Phone Down

Put Your Damn Phone Down
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Author: Glenn Manton
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1925589641
Release: 2018-08
Editor: Unknown

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At a party? You're on your phone. Lying in bed? You're on your phone. Out for dinner? You're on your phone. In class, on the train, at a concert, in the gym: phone, phone, phone, phone. And what's wrong with that? Everyone else is doing it. But do you ever get the feeling that while you're glued to your screen you're missing out on ... life? In Put Your Damn Phone Down, former AFL legend Glenn Manton shares insights and wisdom from his years on and off the field. There's no judgement. No rules. Just true stories and questions to get you thinking ... So if you want to live life instead of just viewing it on Instagram; if you want to have adventures instead of watching them on YouTube; if you want to fulfil your dreams instead of standing by while others fulfil theirs ... this is the book for you!

Commentaries on the Laws of England

Commentaries on the Laws of England
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Author: William Blackstone
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:35112203969243
Release: 1852
Editor: Unknown

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Adam Spencer s Book of Numbers

Adam Spencer s Book of Numbers
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Author: Adam Spencer
Pages: 238
ISBN: 1568582897
Release: 2004-02-16
Editor: Basic Books

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How many people do you need in a room before there'll be a birthday in common? Why is 70 weird, and what can we do about it? How can 56 people eat 1 pizza? In 100 bite-size chapters of no more than three pages each, Adam Spencer gives each number, 1 to 100, its place in the limelight. For example, take 65. It's the constant of a 5 x 5 "magic square" -- a square that contains the numbers 1 to 25, where all the rows and columns and each diagonal add up to 65. Elizabeth Taylor had 65 costume changes in Cleopatra. And sharks can travel up to 65 kilometers per hour (about 40 mph). After reading Adam Spencer's Book of Numbers, readers will never look at numbers the same way again.

Her Kind of Luck

Her Kind of Luck
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Author: Michelle Balogh
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1925589854
Release: 2019-10
Editor: Unknown

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In her mid-twenties, rudderless and unsure, Michelle moved into her step- great-grandmother Shan-Yi's Sydney apartment just after her passing. Shan-Yi had been part of Michelle's family since long before she was born and staying at the glamourous art deco apartment was meant to help Michelle back on her feet. While there, Michelle found an extraordinary trove of letters, diaries and papers that told of her great-grandmother's unique life - one of adventure and heartache, trans-Atlantic travel and espionage. Born in China, Shan-Yi moved to America with her family aged four and ran away to Canton at sixteen with the help of a businessman and music connoisseur, Warsing Fuh. So began Shan-Yi's extraordinary globe-trotting twenties before she settled in Sydney with a German man - at the start of World War II - only he wasn't what he seemed. Meticulously researched and told with great heart, this is the story of an unparalleled life and the inspiration it afforded her step-great-grandaughter - exactly when she needed it the most.

Essays scientific Political and Speculative

Essays  scientific  Political and Speculative
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Author: Herbert Spencer
Pages: 329
ISBN: WISC:89016424210
Release: 1864
Editor: Unknown

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We Are Speaking in Code

We Are Speaking in Code
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Author: Tanya Vavilova
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1922267155
Release: 2020-03
Editor: Unknown

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We Are Speaking in Code explores difference and deviance in the everyday through the lenses of mental illness, queerness and migrant identity. Weaving personal anecdotes with reflections on trauma, psychology and contemporary relationships this collection of essays catalogues, reconsiders and unravels ideas of belonging, identity and the way we operate in the world. Opening with a visit 'home' to Moscow where she speaks an alphabet-soup Russian, Vavilova tries to connect with her mother and grandmother. The titular essay starts one of the central conversations of the book; what does it mean to be a migrant whose identity is impossible in the land of their forebears and highly complicated in their home. Vavilova also tackles the millennial preoccupations of finding meaningful paid work, navigating dating in the tech age and the perils of building a living as an artist. Bridging social, emotional and geographic distances, Vavilova's essays look for ways to live on the edges, with grace, humour and lucid rage.

The Survey of London

The Survey of London
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Author: John Stow
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9783752428759
Release: 2020-08-13
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand

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Reproduction of the original: The Survey of London by John Stow

Woo s Wonderful World of Maths

Woo s Wonderful World of Maths
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Author: Eddie Woo
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781760782900
Release: 2018-09-25
Editor: Macmillan Publishers Aus.

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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