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Visions of Numberland

A `mathemagical' colouring book, with 60 patterns to colour and 10 more that YOU create! For those who ponder the most intriguing questions in maths, the realm of numbers is not only visual but also beautiful. What does a sphere look like in four dimensions? How can a knight on a chessboard visit every square? And can a five-sided tile cover an infinite floor? Visions of Numberland unlocks the world's greatest mathematical mysteries, with 60 patterns to colour in and 10 more that you can create from scratch. The friendly explanations next to each pattern unlock the secrets of an intellectual quest that has been underway for three thousand years - but no maths knowledge is required. Anyone can be an artist in Numberland!
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A colouring book of `mathemagical' patterns (plus friendly explanations of the amazing logic behind them)

About the Author

Alex Bellos is the author of the bestselling popular maths books Alex's Adventures in Numberland and Alex Through the Looking Glass. He is the Guardian's maths and puzzles blogger, a regular science presenter on BBC Radio and a globally familiar face promoting mathematics on television, over social media and in talks. His most popular YouTube clip (about the scientific way to cut a cake) has had more than thirteen million views. He used to be the Guardian's foreign correspondent in South America, where he wrote a book on Brazilian football and was Pele's ghostwriter. / @alexbellos Edmund Harriss is a well-known mathematical artist. He has a PhD in maths from Imperial College, London, and is currently working at the University of Arkansas in America. Having researched different aspects of geometry in tiling and patterns, he now specialises in unusual applications of mathematics. These range from traditional physics (modelling two-dimensional crystals) to cutting-edge design and technology, such as controlling robots. / @gelada


Beautiful...Alex and Edmund have smuggled in some of the best mathematical stories into this visual feast. By engaging the reader in their visual journey the authors show how mathematics isn't a spectator sport. Maths comes alive when you make it yourself. * Marcus du Sautoy, Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at the University of Oxford * This is by far the most entertaining maths book I've seen in a long time. Want to show someone what maths is about? Tell them to forget everything they've read. Then, hand them this book and a box of 100 crayons, and leave them alone for an hour. There's no way you'll get your copy back. Amazing! * Adrian Paenza, bestselling maths author and winner of the International Congress of Mathematicians Leelavati Award * My six-year-old and I are both loving the mathy new coloring book Visions of the Universe * Jordan Ellenberg, PhD, author of How Not to Be Wrong * Delightful, informative, and fun! * Steven Strogatz, author of The Joy of x * I love this new math coloring book! I want the Menger slice as a Christmas ornament. * Manil Suri, University of Maryland professor of maths and bestselling author of The Death of Vishnu *

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