Geekspeak is Dr. Graham Tattersall’s quirky love letter to math, logic, and problem solving... and to the self-professed geeks everywhere who revel in such esoterica. Written for the numero-phobic and the calcu-lover alike, Geekspeak doesn’t shy away from complex problems, but always explains them in a way that’s elegantly curious, easily understood, and, above all, endlessly entertaining.
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How big is your vocabulary?
How heavy is your house?
Do the dead outnumber the living?
What are the best words to use in a personal ad?
We humans are a curious species, prone to think, ruminate, reflect, cogitate, mull over, and philosophize. We long to explain away the world around us, to answer all those seeming unanswerables: Why are we here? Is there a God? Is there life after death? And, above all, how many houseflies does it take to pull a car?
A confirmed and superior geek, Dr. Graham Tattersall has rescued math from the prison of the classroom and put it to use in novel and unexpected ways to explain some oft-pondered mysteries of the world. Geekspeak is an essential tool that will help you exercise your brain and solve the unsolvable, make you sound intelligent so you can impress your friends, and enable you to better understand the fascinating world in which we live in ways never possible before.
Math has a new champion, and the geeks a new king.About the Author:
Dr. Graham Tattersall is a freelance engineer working on projects as diverse as computer-aided shoe fitting, fault analysis systems for trains, and enhancement of ultrasound images. He lives in Suffolk, England.
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Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 3451
Book Description Fourth Estate, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0007263384
Book Description Fourth Estate, London, 2007. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First. With its recipe of sophisticated mathematical techniques, witty anecdotes and startling amount of learning, Geekspeak is an essential tool for solving the unsolvable, sounding intelligent, and better understanding the fascinating world in which we live. Bookseller Inventory # 021830