Good morning everyone and welcome to another Waiting-On-Wednesday here on ATIB. This is a weekly posted created by Breaking The Spine. It is just an opportunity to share a title that you are eagerly waiting to be released. I thought I would go and throw some non-fiction into the mix this week as I spotted Matt Parker’s Humble Pi in the book community and I am eager to give it a go. I have never seen maths and comedy truly come together before but I am definitely ready for it in November 2018.
01.11.18 / Allen Lane / Non-Fiction / Hardback / 256pp / 978-0241360231
Matt Parker, the brilliant stand-up mathematician, shows us what happens when maths goes wrong in the real world
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 read 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.
Thank you for popping in to check out my latest Waiting-On-Wednesday which features Humble Pi by Matt Parker. I need to start getting back into non-fiction sometime in the near future as #nonfictionnovember will be upon me very soon. I want it bigger and better than last year. If you are enjoying these Waiting on Wednesday posts then keep coming back as I have plenty more to share with you!