“Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension shows off math at its most playful and multifarious, ranging from classics like knot theory and ruler-and-compass constructions to more whimsical topics like the topology of beer logos and error-correcting scarves.” —Jordan Ellenberg, author of How to Not Be Wrong
“Matt Parker is some sort of unholy fusion of a prankster, wizard and brilliant nerd—maths is rarely this clever, funny and ever so slightly naughty.” —Adam Rutherford, author of Creation
“In a manner similar to Malcolm Gladwell, this brilliant work looks at individuals from varied walks of life, including hockey players and short-order cooks, to focus on the theme of how important (and difficult) it is to truly pay attention in our noisy, busy world… Readers will feel rewarded for spending the time with a text this rich in excellent research, argument, and prose.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“This is the best book on recreational mathematics since Martin Gardner's My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles.” —Library Journal
About the Author
Matt Parker is a stand-up comedian and mathematician. He writes about math for The Guardian, has a math column in The Telegraph, is a regular panelist on Radio 4’s The Infinite Monkey Cage, has appeared in and worked on Five Greatest on the Discovery Channel, and has performed his math stand-up routines in front of audiences of thousands.