The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers: How Maths Can Make Life Better by Bobby Seagull
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 6.3 MB
Overview: If you found maths lessons at school irrelevant and boring, that’s because you didn’t have a teacher like Bobby Seagull.
***As seen on Sky News Sunrise and BBC 2 Victoria Derbyshire***
Long before his rise to cult fandom on University Challenge, Bobby Seagull was obsessed with numbers. They were the keys that unlocked the randomness of football results, the beauty of art and the best way to get things done.
In his absorbing book, Bobby tells the story of his life through numbers and shows the incredible ways maths can make sense of the world around us. From magic shows to rap lyrics, from hobbies to outer space, from fitness to food – Bobby’s infectious enthusiasm for numbers will change how you think about almost everything.
Told through fascinating stories and insights from Bobby’s life, and with head-scratching puzzles in every chapter, you’ll never look at numbers the same way again.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational
Mastering Numbers: Everyday Mathematics Made Simple (Mindzone)
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Baseball Between the Numbers: Why Everything You Know About the Game Is Wrong by Jonah Keri
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 13.2 MB
Overview: In the numbers-obsessed sport of baseball, statistics don’t merely record what players, managers, and owners have done.
Properly understood, they can tell us how the teams we root for could employ better strategies, put more effective players on the field, and win more games. The revolution in baseball statistics that began in the 1970s is a controversial subject that professionals and fans alike argue over without end. Despite this fundamental change in the way we watch and understand the sport, no one has written the book that reveals, across every area of strategy and management, how the best practitioners of statistical analysis in baseball-people like Bill James, Billy Beane, and Theo Epstein-think about numbers and the game. Baseball Between the Numbers is that book. In separate chapters covering every aspect of the game, from hitting, pitching, and fielding to roster construction and the scouting and drafting of players, the experts at Baseball Prospectus examine the subtle, hidden aspects of the game, bring them out into the open, and show us how our favorite teams could win more games.
This is a book that every fan, every follower of sports radio, every fantasy player, every coach, and every player, at every level, can learn from and enjoy.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General > Sport > Baseball