THINKING IN NUMBERS is the book that Daniel Tammet, mathematical savant and bestselling author, was born to write. In Tammet’s world, numbers are beautiful and mathematics illuminates our lives and minds. Using anecdotes, everyday examples, and ruminations on history, literature, and more, Tammet allows us to share his unique insights and delight in the way numbers, fractions, and equations underpin all our lives.
Inspired variously by the complexity of snowflakes, Anne Boleyn’s eleven fingers, and his many siblings, Tammet explores questions such as why time seems to speed up as we age, whether there is such a thing as an average person, and how we can make sense of those we love. His provocative and inspiring new book will change the way you think about math and fire your imagination to view the world with fresh eyes.
“Wonderful essays. Admirers of Tammet’s Born on a Blue Day and Embracing the Wide Sky will find here fresh reasons to laud the author’s gifts.” ~ Booklist
“A delightful, diverse collection of essays. Great fun and the perfect gift for any math-phobic person, young or old.” ~ Kirkus Reviews
“Tammet is a master of gleaning profound insights from seemingly mundane trivia….This is a delightful book.” ~ Publishers Weekly