Sunday, November 03, 2013
We grow tired of everything but turning others into ridicule, and congratulating ourselves on their defects.
The view from the top. The summit of Mount Wellington. September 2013.
100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know, John D. Barrow: This book explores one hundred conundrums, questions and queries through the lens of mathematics. The book runs through infinite monkeys banging out Shakespearean plays on typewriters, your odds of winning the lottery, horse races, divorce, Google, game theory, infinity and chaos; there is much to enjoy here even if Maths is something other than your strong point. While the book is (happily) not dumbed down at all, it remains jammed to the brim with equations sure to make you squirm. C+.
Life at the top. The summit of Mount Wellington. September 2013.