The follow up to last year's tremendously popular bestseller The Big Book of Numbers, The World of Numbers is an avalanche of numbers and information about the incredible world in which we live. And of course a massive dose of beautiful mathematics to bring out your inner geek.
Whilst studying for a PhD in Pure Mathematics at the University of Sydney, Adam won a national stand-up comedy competition and went into radio. Over 15 years two successful breakfast gigs on the national youth radio network Triple J and the much more grown up ABC Sydney followed along with a television career on shows as diverse as The Drum (news and current affairs), The Back Page (Sports analysis), Good News Week (Comedy), Sleek geeks (Science comedy) and Australia's most watched television Poker show. Now he returns to his original geeky passion with his Big Book of Numbers.
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