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  • Author:
    Daniel Tammet
  • ISBN:
    1444737406
  • ISBN13:
    978-1444737400
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  • Publisher:
    Hodder & Stoughton (February 1, 2012)
  • Pages:
    288 pages
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This is the book that Daniel Tammet, bestselling author and mathematical savant, was born to write. Thinking in Numbers will change the way you think about maths and fire your imagination to see the world with fresh eyes.

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. New Yorker Book of the Month (July 2013). Barnes and Noble Book of the Month (July 2013). Publishers Weekly 'Summer Read' Recommendation.

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 Always informative, always entertaining, Daniel Tammet never loses his respect for the mystery of the universe of number. JM Coetzee Thinking in Numbers is a mind-expanding, kinetic aesthetic experience.

Daniel Tammet is the author of the bestselling books Born on a Blue Day and Embracing the Wide Sk. 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.

Daniel Tammet is the author of the bestselling books Born on a Blue Day and Embracing the Wide Sky. He is a writer, a linguist, and an educator. 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.

First published in Great Britain in 2012 by Hodder & Stoughton. An Hachette UK company. by permission; Extract of interview with Vladamir Nabokov was taken from the BBC. programme, Bookstand and is used with permission; Extracts by Julio Cortazar.

Oliver Sacks, MD THINKING IN NUMBERS is the book that Daniel Tammet, mathematical savant and bestselling author . This is a delightful book.

Oliver Sacks, MD THINKING IN NUMBERS is the book that Daniel Tammet, mathematical savant and bestselling author, was born to write.

Thinking In Numbers is the book that Daniel Tammet, bestselling author and mathematical savant, was born to write. Using anecdotes, everyday examples, and ruminations on history, literature, A stunning rumination on math and numbers from the bestselling author of Born on a Blue Day. Thinking In Numbers is the book that Daniel Tammet, bestselling author and mathematical savant, was born to write.

Throughout my teens, wherever I went, I would always hear the same question, ‘How many brothers and sisters do you have?’The answer, I understood, was already common knowledge.

Throughout my teens, wherever I went, I would always hear the same question, ‘How many brothers and sisters do you have?’The answer, I understood, was already common knowledge town’s body of folklore, exchanged between the residents like a good yarn. Ever patient, I would dutifully reply, ‘Five sisters, and three brothers. These few words never failed to elicit a visible reaction from the listener: brows would furrow, eyes would roll, lips would smile

Daniel Tammet FRSA (born 31 January 1979) is an English essayist, novelist, poet, translator, and autistic savant

Daniel Tammet FRSA (born 31 January 1979) is an English essayist, novelist, poet, translator, and autistic savant. His 2006 memoir, Born on a Blue Day, about his life with Asperger syndrome and savant syndrome, was named a "Best Book for Young Adults" in 2008 by the American Library Association Young Adult Library Services magazine. His second book, Embracing the Wide Sky, was one of France's best-selling books of 2009

This is the book that Daniel Tammet, bestselling author and mathematical savant, was born to write. Thinking in Numbers will change the way you think about maths and fire your imagination to see the world with fresh eyes

This is the book that Daniel Tammet, bestselling author and mathematical savant, was born to write.

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.

Fog
Would that more writers could produce such lucid, articulate, gripping prose. The journey changed my skeletal understanding of autistic spectrum disorder by clearly illuminating that each person so affected differs from all others. I feel drawn to him in the way a curious student is drawn to a sympathetic pedagog. The book captured and held my attention from first sentence to last. I feel a keen awareness of his gifts and am humbled by his ability to chart a course for us outsiders through the universe of his mind. I am stunned and in awe of his ability to bring the reader to a clear realization of autistm. It is a brilliant book.
Dennis Walker, USN/Ret.
Rocky Basilisk
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.
Bladebringer
This is a book of short stories on his abstract thoughts, mostly involving numbers. Enjoyed 'Born On A Blue Day', but found this a bit tedious and less structured. Some good stories here though.
Nuadabandis
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?"
AfinaS
I admit I love math.
An old grad school professor, a math genius from Pakistan spoke passionately about " the power and beauty of math".
This book of essays brought that all back to me and I am grateful. I found this to be a wonderful book and recommend it. To anyone mathfile or not!
Muniath
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/
cyrexoff
I can not put this book down this summer. As a middle school math teacher, I am enjoying the stories about the use and history as well as personal experiences the author has had with numbers.
Well written and poetic.
Not a read for short attention span folks, good, but dense in content. The authors genius is on full display, but done so in a casual manner, not with hubris. Takes a while to get his frame of reference.