The Calculus Diaries : A Year Discovering How Maths Can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas, and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse Paperback
Jennifer Ouellette never took maths in the sixth form, mostly because she - like most of us - assumed she wouldn't need it much in real life.
But then the English graduate, now an award-winning science-writer, had a change of heart and decided to revisit the equations and formulas that had haunted her youth.
The Calculus Diaries is the fun and fascinating account of a year spent confronting her numbers-phobia head on.
With wit and verve, Ouellette explains how she discovered that maths could apply to everything from petrol mileages to dieting, rollercoaster rides to winning in Las Vegas.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 336 pages, ill
- Publisher: Duckworth Overlook
- Publication Date: 31/01/2013
- Category: Diaries, letters & journals
- ISBN: 9780715645130