Number Freak

    Number Freak

    From 1 to 200: The Hidden Language of Numbers Revealed

    Derrick Niederman

    Duckworth 2012

    Paperback 303pp

    9780715640715   Product Code: 21474

    Did you know that many Italian buildings lack a floor 17, that there are 85 different ways of tying a necktie, that Penelope was wooed by 108 suitors during Odysseus' absence, or that the UK has 124 postcode areas? Such numerical trivia appear alongside brainteasers, logic problems and stories from the history of mathematics in this engaging journey through every number from 1 to 200 (which is approximately how many seeds you'll find on a strawberry).

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