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Thinking in Numbers: How Maths Illuminates Our Lives (English Edition) par [Tammet, Daniel]
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Thinking in Numbers is unprecedented: a pitch-perfect duet between mathematics and literature ... Mathematics, Tammet says, is illimitable. It is a language through which the human imagination expresses itself. Presumably this means mathematics has, or deserves, a literature. In Tammet, it already has a laureate. (New Scientist)

A collection of essays on subjects as diverse as Shakespeare and Tolstoy, a rumination on snow and another on chess, as well as a fantastically nuanced piece about his mother. It is a collection which showcases Tammet's extraordinary talent . . . a writer of unique capabilities. (Scotsman Magazine)

An interesting and often beautiful approach: Tammet writes well... and his love of numbers shines from the page... Tammet's discussion of big numbers is fascinating. (Daily Telegraph)

Tammet's choice of subjects is personal, and wonderfully eclectic... What lifts Tammet's entertaining collection above the ordinary are the often surprising links that he sees, explores and explains. (Sunday Telegraph)

Explores the 'what if' of maths and links it with literature and life. He is an exhilarating thinker, an exciting writer, and looks at the world with an eclectic, quizzical eye. (Saga Magazine)

Tammet is an accomplished writer with a prose style akin to a warm embrace... scintillating ... enlightens and entertains in (approximately) equal measure. (Daily Express)

When he talks about his own extreme skills, such as his feat of pi memorisation, the book comes alive. (BBc Focus)

Daniel Tammet's unique take on the world will prove that life - not just classroom maths - is more than just a numbers game. (Gay Times)

As fluid with words as with numbers, his essays are artfully constructed: intriguing openings to entice us; interesting snippets of history; accessible but unpatronising tones; neat endings. (Independent)

In Tammet's mind, literature, art and maths are united. For him, maths' real-life applications are not merely tax returns and restaurant bills, but the storytelling of an infinite subject and the reasoning behind our daily existence. (The Huffington Post)

Thinking in Numbers is a mind-expanding, kinetic aesthetic experience. My mind shot off the page, spurred to see universal patterns very much alive in everything from the natural world we share to how imagery and metaphor occur in my own creative process. Tammet's poetic mathematics are beautiful guideposts for thinking about life and even love. As I read, I found myself saying, 'Yes, this is true, and this is true, and this is so true...'

(Amy Tan)

Always informative, always entertaining, Daniel Tammet never loses his respect for the mystery of the universe of number. (JM Coetzee)

Born on a Blue Day introduced us to the extraordinary phenomenon of Daniel Tammet, and Thinking in Numbers enlarges one's wonder at Tammet's mind and his all-embracing vision of the world as grounded in numbers. (Oliver Sacks, MD)

Présentation de l'éditeur

This is the book that Daniel Tammet, bestselling author and mathematical savant, was born to write. In Tammet's world, numbers are beautiful and mathematics illuminates our lives and minds. Using anecdotes and everyday examples, Tammet allows us to share his unique insights and delight in the way numbers, fractions and equations underpin all our lives.
Inspired by the complexity of snowflakes, Anne Boleyn's sixth finger or his mother's unpredictable behaviour, 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.
Thinking in Numbers will change the way you think about maths and fire your imagination to see the world with fresh eyes.


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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 548 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 241 pages
  • Editeur : Hodder & Stoughton (16 août 2012)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B008RRH3EY
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  • Moyenne des commentaires client : 3.7 étoiles sur 5 3 commentaires client
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Il ne s'agit pas ici d'un livre sur l'Asperger mais bien du livre d'un amaoureux des maths , à la portée de tous : une différence étonnante par rapport au livre présédent
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This is not what i was expecting. The language is often too elaborated creating a certain heaviness in the reading.
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J'ai adoré ce livre, un plaisir à lire et tellement pertinent. En plus je travail mon anglais agréablement en apprenant
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 Occasionally interesting, mostly not 6 décembre 2014
Par Sasha Alyson - Publié sur Amazon.com
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I generally enjoy books about numbers and mathematics that are intended for a general reader. This one, I'm sorry to say, was an exception. It consists of independent essays that mix a great deal of personal musings, some history, and occasional interesting facts, but they never cohere into anything larger. Individual essays seem like mere wanderings, and so does the book as a whole.

A few are interesting: An account of how he set the world record for memorizing and reciting pi (to 22,514 decimal places) held my attention, but I wished he would offer better insight on why he chose to do this. Most of the time, after finishing an essay I wondered, "What was the point?"
4.0 étoiles sur 5 Not the droids I was looking for... 13 février 2017
Par Brian Jayne - Publié sur Amazon.com
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I'm an avid consumer of math and physics books for the general reader.

I know - weird taste, but what can you do. I have a jones for the sense of wonder that things like Brian Greene's "Elegant Universe" can convey. So I hoped I was getting another taste of the infinite when I picked this up, but it didn't bring me, sad to say. A bit too plodding, although it wasn't bad, per se. I'd suggest Edward Titchmarsh's "Mathematics for the General Reader" instead...
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Math is everywhere 29 juin 2014
Par Paul Jones - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Tammet shows clearly that you can find math lessons in a wide variety of experiences. The chapter on teaching is motive enough for buying the book. The chapter on chess is fascinating, portraying chess as an environment with strange and familiar paths as well as a commentary on mistakes. The author is one of those rare geniuses who knows his subject so well that he makes it understandable to us.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Rediscovering the joy and beauty of numbers 19 juillet 2016
Par Wallace Ellen - Ellen's World - Publié sur Amazon.com
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I loved this book, recommended it to family and friends - at last, someone has reminded me how it felt to be very young and excited by numbers, the beauty of the world viewed through them. Wonderfully well written/
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 A very unusual mind looks out at the world. 12 octobre 2013
Par Gary - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Tammet's book is a set of essays on math, perception, science, and more. His information base is breathtaking in scope.

At a few spots, I felt that he dipped into math trivialities that are, to me at least, not very interesting.

It's still an amazing book, and I will likely be reading more Tammet.
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