## The Number Mysteries: A Mathematical Odyssey through Everyday LifeEvery time we download music, take a flight across the Atlantic or talk on our cell phones, we are relying on great mathematical inventions. In |

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User Review - GalenWiley - LibraryThingEvery time we download music, take a flight across the Atlantic or talk on our cell phones, we are relying on great mathematical inventions. In The Number Mysteries, one of our generation's foremost ... Read full review

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User Review - fpagan - LibraryThingAn undemanding effort, written at a simple level using British idiom and assuming a British milieu. Areas of math -- er, maths -- covered are prime numbers, shapes, chance, secret codes, and prediction. Read full review

### Contents

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Two The story of the elusive shape | 55 |

Three The secret of the winning streak | 109 |

Four The case of the uncrackable code | 157 |

FiVe The Quest to Predict the Future | 209 |

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The Number Mysteries: A Mathematical Odyssey Through Everyday Life Marcus du Sautoy Limited preview - 2011 |

The Number Mysteries: A Mathematical Odyssey through Everyday Life Marcus du Sautoy No preview available - 2010 |

The Number Mysteries: A Mathematical Odyssey Through Every Day Life Marcus Du Sautoy No preview available - 2010 |