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Another great book from the New Scientist team for either the novice or talented Mathematician. How Numbers Work Is A Tour Of The Mind Blowing But Beautiful Realm Of Numbers And The Mathematical Rules That Connect ThemSince The First Magazine Was Published In , New Scientist Has Established A World Beating Reputation For Exploring And Uncovering The Latest Developments And Discoveries In Science And Technology, Placing Them In Context And Exploring What They Mean For The Future Each Week Through A Variety Of Different Channels, Including Print, Online, Social Media And , New Scientist Reaches Over Four Million Highly Engaged Readers Over A Million Readers For The Print Magazine Alone Really enjoyable book, but I can t say it is necessarily for beginners I have a maths degree and did find it got quite complex in places. As someone whose Maths A levels are now well over 50 years old I found this book an accessible and stimulating return to the strange and beautiful world of numbers.Several distinguished contributors assist on chapters titled What is mathematics Zero Infinity Prime numbers Pi, phi, e and i Probability, randomness and statistics The greatest problems of maths Everyday maths Numbers and reality The book ends with a Conclusion by Ian Stewart, Forty nine ideas and a Glossary of types of numbers How Numbers Work is an enjoyable and fascinating introduction to Maths which might even convert a few people who have a morbid fear of the subject. Great for reviving your maths if it s a few years since you did GCSE, or in my case O levels. A really interesting foray into the world of numbers Some previous understanding needed and not really a book for the layman.