A fun and informative book from a leading mathematics educator and demystifier
Ever wondered why a lift takes so long to respond to a call? Or if there's a mathematical secret to making a hit single? And how long is a piece of string? The answers to these and many other intriguing questions of everyday life are here.
How Long is a Piece of String? is the perfect book for anyone who is curious about the way in which math underlies so much in our everyday lives. Whatever your mathematical ability level, you will find this book informative, thought-provoking and, most of all, fun.
"It is rare for a book about mathematics to be as engaging as this."
About the Author
Rob Eastaway is one of the UK's most successful popular mathematics authors. He is the director of Maths Inspiration, regularly giving talks in schools. Jeremy Wyndham is the managing director of a leading market research company. He lives in London.