John D. Barrow

100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know
  • 100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know

  • 'If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.' John von Neumann

    Mathematics can tell you things about the world that can't be learned in any other way. This hugely informative and wonderfully entertaining Brain Shot answers a few essential questions about existence. It unravels the knotty, clarifies the conundrums and sheds light into dark corners. From winning the lottery, financial investment with Time Travelers and the weirdest football match ever to Sherlock Holmes, Elections, game theory, drunks, packing for your holiday and the madness of crowds; from chaos to infinity and everything in between, Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know has all the answers!

    BRAIN SHOTS: The byte-sized guide to all the things you didn't know you didn't know...

John D. Barrow is Professor of Mathematical Sciences and Director of the Millennium Mathematics Project at Cambridge University. John has written many books - this is his first Brain Shot.