The Calculus Diaries: A Year Discovering How Maths Can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas, and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse.

Ouellette, Jennifer.

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She provides a witty and fascinating account of a year spent confronting her maths-phobia. It is true enlightenment for the numerically challenged. ‘If you ever thought maths was useless read this book.’ Calculus provides insights into how to save petrol; successful calorie counting; how to feel safe on a rollercoaster; how to win at cards and more. Useful as all get out.

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Description

Jennifer Ouellette never took maths in the sixth form, mostly because she like most of us assumed she wouldnt need it much in real life. But then the English graduate, now an award-winning science-writer, had a change of heart and decided to revisit the equations and formulas that had haunted her youth. The Calculus Diaries is the fun and fascinating account of a year spent confronting her numbers-phobia head on. With wit and verve, Ouellette explains how she discovered that maths could apply to everything from petrol mileages to dieting, rollercoaster rides to winning in Las Vegas.

Book Details

Author Ouellette, Jennifer.
Format PB
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
Number of Pages 336
Publish Date 1/01/2013
Catalogue Feb19
Catalogue book number 224