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Nov 13 2018

Woo's wonderful world of Maths by Eddie Woo

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Macmillan, 2018. ISBN 9781760554217
Themes: Mathematics. This is not a conventional book about Maths which would normally have more numbers than letters. In fact, there aren't a lot of numbers in this book. Rather, it is a collection of essays which explain the way Maths is used in life.
The book looks at the way in which Maths is really all about patterns rather than about numbers. It explains concepts such as how a computer works, the golden sequence and the periodic table of numbers.
Woo builds impressive cases for the explanation of Maths in our lives, but this may not be an easy book to digest if you are not interested in the subject. Woo is enthusiastic in his storytelling, using card tricks, conspiracy theories, teacups and other phenomena to plead his case.
Not for anyone who is Maths-phobic but will appeal to those who love Maths!
Donna Isgar

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