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By popular demand, Australia’s funniest and most famous mathematician is back with a brilliant new book.

Adam Spencer’s World of Numbers takes the reader on a fun-filled ride, explaining the crucial role numbers play in our understanding of sport and space, computers and cooking, and a whole lot in between.

With his trademark wit, Adam decodes barcodes, explains why we say “at sixes and sevens” when were discombobulated and works out if there really a word in the English language with 189,819 letters! This is a book for readers of all ages who love numbers, or just love to laugh and learn about the wonderful world we live in.

For close to 20 years Adam Spencer has been entertaining us. On Triple J and ABC radio and television, he’s established himself as Australia’s funniest and most famous mathematician.

Following on from the enormous success of 2014’s Big Book of Numbers, his new book is the perfect gift for Christmas.

Praise for Adam Spencer’s Big Book of Numbers:

“Funny, informative and, even better for dummies like me, all the answers are in the back” Will Anderson

“If you find this book boring, you should be in a clinic” John Cleese

“Every bright young mind in Australia should read Adam Spencer’s Big Book of Numbers and we oldies would benefit too”  Peter FitzSimons

“Even the page numbers will start to look fascinating once you’ve read this book!” Amanda Keller

Adam Spencer’s World of Numbers, is available from Dymocks

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  1. I bought the book ages ago and haven’t had the chance to read / comprehend it! Too many interruptions, need to be on a deserted island!

  2. Yep I was quite good at maths until yr 4 2nd term moved state & of course school got in trouble cause I didn’t do well on adding up in maths & got the ruler teacher found out next day I’d never done that type of maths too late I’m certain that’s where I get my hatred of maths that I had all through school & to this day

  3. I was fortunate at school to enjoy maths, physics and English. Funny statements came from all three masters – Maths: English was devised for one purpose and one purpose only, to explain maths. Physics: Maths? Needs the practical element of physics to be meaningful. English: Maths and Physics? Without English, they do not exist!

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