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Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World by [Matt Parker]
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Praise for Matt Parker and Humble Pi:

“Parker is consistently very funny . . . . highly entertaining.” —The Guardian

“Parker has a sly wit. . . . A clever, amusing book about some of life’s more serious problems; highly recommended.” —Library Journal

“A fascinating and deeply surprising journey into the hilarious and sometimes tragic realm of mathematical error. Brilliant.” —Tim Harford, author of The Undercover Economist and Messy

“[Matt Parker] shows off math at its most playful and multifarious.” —Jordan Ellenberg, author of How Not to Be Wrong  

“Matt Parker is some sort of unholy fusion of prankster, wizard, and brilliant nerd—math is rarely this clever, funny, and ever so slightly naughty.”—Adam Rutherford, author of Creation

“A pleasant exploration of our deeply held incompetence at mathematics. . . . Fun reading for nonmathematicians.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Numbers to die for. Four stars.” —Mail on Sunday

“Matt Parker has pulled off something wonderful . . . his stories are superb.” —The Daily Mail

About the Author

Matt Parker is the author of Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension as well as a stand-up comedian and YouTuber with over 100 million views. He writes about math for The Guardian, hosts the Science Channel's Outrageous Acts of Science, and appears regularly on various BBC shows including More or Less, The Infinite Monkey Cage, and QI. Matt performs his math stand-up routines in front of audiences of thousands and is the first person to use an overhead projector at the Hammersmith Apollo since Pink Floyd. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • Publication date : January 21, 2020
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 336 pages
  • Publisher : Riverhead Books (January 21, 2020)
  • File size : 45966 KB
  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : B07R8QSXYB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 394 ratings

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Henrik Lindström
1.0 out of 5 stars It's the same as a comedy of math errors!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 2, 2020
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Robert Janz
1.0 out of 5 stars ACHTUNG: A Comedy of Math Errors und When Math goes wrong in the Real World ist das gleiche Buch!!!
Reviewed in Germany on March 2, 2020
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1.0 out of 5 stars ACHTUNG: A Comedy of Math Errors und When Math goes wrong in the Real World ist das gleiche Buch!!!
Reviewed in Germany on March 2, 2020
Mir hat das Buch Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors sehr gefallen und daher hab ich mich richtig gefreut, als ein neues Buch angekündigt wurde. Ich habe mir Humble Pi: When Math goes Wrong in the Real World gekauft und nach dem ersten Kapitel gewundert, dass mir alles schon bekannt vorkam. Die Kapitel sind genau die gleichen, nur die Seitenzahlen sind leicht verschieden.
Aber es ist das gleiche Buch, also wer eins der beiden schon besitzt, kann sich den Kauf sparen.
Ich werde versuchen, das neue Buch zurückzugeben..
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John McManus
5.0 out of 5 stars Not only for math nerds
Reviewed in Canada on February 16, 2020
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Jaime
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
Reviewed in Mexico on April 21, 2020
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Reviewed in Mexico on April 21, 2020
Amazing, just can't out it down.

Highly recommended for anyone who is intl maths or just cool histories.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this book
Reviewed in Australia on April 16, 2020
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