Reviews

  • An unusual, in-depth but highly accessible popular-maths book by a member of the London Mathematical Society who also has a sideline in stand-up comedy

    Books of the Year, Economist
  • Matt Parker is some sort of unholy fusion of a prankster, wizard and brilliant nerd - clever, funny and ever so slightly naughty

    Adam Rutherford, author of CREATION
  • Essential reading

    Observer
  • Matt Parker is a lovely, funny, big, dork

    Ben Goldacre
  • Shows off maths at its most playful and multifarious, ranging from classics like knot theory and ruler-and-compass constructions to more whimsical topics like the topology of beer logos and error-correcting scarves

    Jordan Ellenberg, author of HOW NOT TO BE WRONG
  • This is the best book on recreational mathematics since Martin Gardner's My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles

    Harold D. Shane, Mathematics Emeritus, Baruch Coll., CUNY, Library Journal

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