Why Do Buses Come in Threes?
The Hidden Maths of Everyday Life
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Why Do Buses Come in Threes? by Rob Eastaway
Book DescriptionWith a foreword by Tim Rice, this book will change the way you see the world. Why is it better to buy a lottery ticket on a Friday? Why are showers always too hot or too cold? And what's the connection between a rugby player taking a conversion and a tourist trying to get the best photograph of Nelson's Column? These and many other fascinating questions are answered in this entertaining and highly informative book, which is ideal for anyone wanting to remind themselves - or discover for the first time - that maths is relevant to almost everything we do. Dating, cooking, travelling by car, gambling and even life-saving techniques have links with intriguing mathematical problems, as you will find explained here. Whether you have a PhD in astrophysics or haven't touched a maths problem since your school days, this book will give you a fresh understanding of the world around you.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781861058621
(198mm x 129mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Robson Books Ltd
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Publish Date: 17-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Rob Eastaway
Rob Eastaway is a writer, speaker and consultant. His books include the bestselling What is a Googly? (9781861056290) and Why Do Buses Come In Threes? (9781861058621). He jointly devised the system now used to officially rank international cricketers and lives in London, where he is a keen weekend cricketer and occasional golfer.
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