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Humble Pi

A Comedy of Maths Errors
Lu par : Matt Parker
Durée : 9 h et 33 min
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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Humble Pi, written and read by Matt Parker. 

We would all be better off if everyone saw mathematics as a practical ally. Sadly, most of us fear maths and seek to avoid it. This is because mathematics doesn't have good 'people skills' - it never hesitates to bluntly point out when we are wrong. But it is only trying to help! Mathematics is a friend which can fill the gaps in what our brains can do naturally. 

Luckily, even though we don't like sharing our own mistakes, we love to listen to tales about what happens when maths errors make the everyday go horribly wrong. Matt Parker explores and explains near misses and mishaps with planes, bridges, the internet and big data as a way of showing us not only how important maths is but how we can use it to our advantage. This comedy of errors is a brilliantly told series of disaster stories with a happy ending.

©2019 Matt Parker (P)2019 Penguin Books Ltd

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  • 17/10/2019

Very enjoyable !

Very enjoyable book with great story's, both fun and educational. Matt's voice is unmatched.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18/03/2019

Loved it

Great selection of small stories about mistakes being a part of what it means to be a human. I really onjoyed the performance and the math.

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  • Sir
  • 14/03/2019

The best Mat(t/hs) book this year

Wanted to give it 3, 1 and 4 stars. But it's just too good. So instead I give it 6.28 stars in each category, rounded to the nearest possible star rating. Great job Mat(t/hs)!

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  • joel
  • 14/12/2019

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if you've already watched his youtube material you will already have heard most of this.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23/04/2020

Legendary book!

Such a good book and masterfully read! Please make an audiobook of Things To See And Do In The Fourth Dimension! Please!

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  • David W
  • 20/04/2020

Started a bit slowly but gets into its stride-

Started a bit slowly but gets into its stride - has some very interesting examples

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  • Joshua Marcus
  • 10/03/2020

Light and interesting read

Some of the stories are only interesting to a certain type of person, but Parker's excitement is infectious.

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  • Cliente Kindle
  • 07/03/2020

So cool

loved it. learned a lot. had good laughs. became a fan of author work at numberphile, royal institution, and other geeky places.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24/02/2020

Mathematical laughs

if you like funny stories of human mathematical and programming error, and if you'd like those stories told to you in causal manner by a mate. This might be for you.

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  • 31/01/2020

Funny, witty, and informative

Excellent book, great way to highlight the importance of maths. It's science comedy at its best.

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  • K.C.
  • 22/07/2019

Mathematical fun facts!

I really enjoyed this book, it’s even my very first audiobook. The storytelling is very entertaining and gives a lot of information in an easy and understandable way. If you like to know a few pretty cool fun (and also some rather tragic) facts surrounding math problems - you have found your book! Only thing I’m missing is all the photos and graphs mentioned, would have been nice to get them as a pdf.

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  • Anonymer Hörer
  • 15/02/2020

Fun and Educational

Rating a 9.99999473847277588 out of 10. Initially I was worried because I had seen some of Matt Parkers videos and talks before, but the book was still totally worth to read even if a few bits here and there were repetition. Great job!

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  • Anonymer Hörer
  • 28/10/2019

Lustiges Thema gut aufbereitet

Der Sprecher erklärt die zusammenhänge sehr gut, so dass kein Mathematische Verständnis vorausgesetzt ist. Betonung und Sprache ist auch sehr angenehm.

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  • D. MA
  • 23/10/2019

Good entertainment

It’s a very interesting book! I really enjoyed it. The author is really enthusiastic about it and it shows. The only downside is that now I am overly conscious every time I crossed a bridge.

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  • Maurice W.
  • 03/05/2019

Dchönes Buch, leider ohne die Bilder

Die Graphen und Bilder des Buches fehlen leider etwas. Ansonsten ein sehr schönes Audiobook. Der Sprecher ist zwar unerfahren aber ok.