The book is interesting and fun to read.
The writing style is clear, accessible, friendly, authoritative and very engaging; but most of all, it is quite witty and occasionally very humorous.
I already understand how useful math is, and I imagine that anyone who picks up this book will already understand that too.
Geekspeak is not a bad book, and the short chapters make a good bathroom read.
However, for a science themed book, using the metric system would be both expected and... Read more
Dr. Graham's book, Geekspeak: A Guide to Answering the Unanswerable, Making Sense of the Nonsensical, and Solving the Unsolvable, is a fun read if you like mental gymnastics. Read morePublished on May 29, 2010 by Regis Schilken
In Geekspeak, Graham Tattersall shows how simple math can be used to answer questions such as "How fast is a fart traveling?" and "How much does your head weigh? Read morePublished on January 15, 2010 by Elizabeth Ray
This book was an interesting read on how to use estimation to solve or help with everyday problems. This book is more suitable for those that have a casual interest in math. Read morePublished on June 18, 2009 by Stacy E. Burrell
People who would enjoy this book most are the ones with natural curiosity and who get a sense of enjoyment out of discovering their own answers mathematically. Read morePublished on May 21, 2009 by E. Thayer
While I am certainly a geek (and proud of it) I am not a mathemetician. As a result, "Geekspeak" does not do what I thought it set out to do. Read morePublished on March 19, 2009 by Jeff Hodges
If you've ever needed inspiration on how to estimate better, let Dr. Graham Tattersall be your guide. Using a couple dozen intriguingly odd examples, Dr. Read morePublished on February 21, 2009 by Paul Peterson
Unless you're a very math-oriented person or someone who has lots of free time to fill with mathematical busy work, I would pass on this book. Read morePublished on February 4, 2009 by A. Carter
As a math major and software developer, I'm probably in the core demographic for which this book is intended. Read morePublished on January 22, 2009 by Billy Hollis