Even the most enthusiastic of maths students probably at one time wondered when exactly it would all prove useful in ‘real life’. Well, maths reaches so far and wide through our world that, love it or hate it, we’re all doing maths almost every minute of every day.
David Darling and Agnijo Banerjee go in search of the perfect labyrinth, journey back to the second century in pursuit of ‘bubble maths’, reveal the weirdest mathematicians in history and transform the bewildering into the beautiful, delighting us once again.
Agnijo Banerjee is one of the world’s most outstanding young mathematicians and a former student of David Darling’s. He was born in Kolkata, India, but has spent most of his life in Scotland. He is now continuing his studies at Trinity College, Cambridge.
Together with Darling, he is the co-author of the Weird Maths trilogy, and The Biggest Number in the World.
‘The brilliant combination of an accomplished science writer and a young mathematical prodigy has resulted in page after page that oozes enthusiasm, clarity and intrigue… A weird but truly wonderful read.’
– Bobby Seagull, author of The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers and co-presenter of Monkman & Seagull’s Genius Guide to Britain
‘A grand tour of the most exotic locations in the mathematical cosmos. Weirder Maths is exhilarating and entertaining, and will leave you with a wide-eyed appreciation of the world of numbers.’
– Michael Brooks, author of 13 Things That Don’t Make Sense and The Quantum Astrologer’s Handbook