Weirder Maths

Pages: 256
Subject: Popular Science
Imprint: Oneworld
Illustrations: integrated greyscale illustrations

Weirder Maths

At the Edge of the Possible

David Darling, Agnijo Banerjee

The follow-up to the highly successful Weird Maths takes us deeper into the wonderful weirdness of mathematics. The voyage of discovery continues…
Paperback
9781786075086 (4 Jul 2019)
RRP £9.99 / US$16.00

The Book

Even the most enthusiastic of maths students probably at one time wondered when exactly it would all prove useful in ‘real life'. Well, maths reaches so far and wide through our world that, love it or hate it, we're all doing maths almost every minute of every day.

David Darling and Agnijo Banerjee go in search of the perfect labyrinth, journey back to the second century in pursuit of ‘bubble maths', reveal the weirdest mathematicians in history and transform the bewildering into the beautiful, delighting us once again. 

Additional Information

Subject Popular Science
Pages 256
Imprint Oneworld
Illustrations integrated greyscale illustrations

 

About the Author

David Darling is a science writer, astronomer and tutor. He is the author of nearly fifty books, including the bestselling Equations of Eternity. He lives in Dundee, Scotland.

Agnijo Banerjee is one of the world's most outstanding young mathematicians and a former student of Darling's. At the age of thirteen he attained the highest possible score on Mensa's IQ test and in 2018 he came joint first in the International Mathematical Olympiad, becoming the first person from the UK to obtain a perfect score in 24 years. He was born in Kolkata, India, but has spent most of his life in Scotland. He is now continuing his studies at Trinity College, Cambridge.

Reviews

‘The brilliant combination of an accomplished science writer and a young mathematical prodigy has resulted in page after page that oozes enthusiasm, clarity and intrigue. In their second book together, the authors explore such a diversity of mathematical curiosities ranging from the concept of zero to the shape of bubbles. A weird but truly wonderful read.'

- Bobby Seagull, author of The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers and co-presenter of Monkman & Seagull’s Genius Guide to Britain

‘A grand tour of the most exotic locations in the mathematical cosmos. Weirder Maths is exhilarating and entertaining, and will leave you with a wide-eyed appreciation of the world of numbers.'

- Michael Brooks, author of 13 Things That Don’t Make Sense and The Quantum Astrologer’s Handbook

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