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Hannah Fry is a mathematician, author, lecturer, radio and television presenter, podcaster and public speaker. Her work includes studying the patterns of human behaviour, such as interpersonal relationships and dating and how mathematics can apply to them.
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Infinite Powers
How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe
Steven Strogatz - Apr 14, 2020
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From preeminent math personality and author of The Joy of x, a brilliant and endlessly appealing explanation of calculus—how it works and why it makes our lives immeasurably better.   Without calculus, we wouldn’t have cell phones, TV, GPS, or ultrasound. We wouldn’t have unraveled DNA or discovered Neptune or figured out how to put 5,000 songs in ...
Hannah Fry
Jan 02, 2021
@marko1301 David Acheson has a really lovely little book on calculus: And Steve Strogatz's Infinite Powers is wonderful: Plus I really love Ben Orlin's book: Sorry for the amazon links (I'm lazy). Buy from an indie!      source
Change Is the Only Constant
The Wisdom of Calculus in a Madcap World
Ben Orlin - Oct 08, 2019
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An exploration of the intersection between calculus and daily life, complete with Orlin's humor and bad drawings. By spinning 28 mathematical tales, Orlin shows us that calculus is simply another language to express the very things we humans grapple with every day -- love, risk, time, and most importantly, change. Divided into two parts, "Moments" ...
Hannah Fry
Jan 02, 2021
@marko1301 David Acheson has a really lovely little book on calculus: And Steve Strogatz's Infinite Powers is wonderful: Plus I really love Ben Orlin's book: Sorry for the amazon links (I'm lazy). Buy from an indie!      source
The Calculus Story
A Mathematical Adventure
David Acheson - Feb 03, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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Calculus is the key to much of modern science and engineering. It is the mathematical method for the analysis of things that change, and since in the natural world we are surrounded by change, the development of calculus was a huge breakthrough in the history of mathematics. But it is also something of a mathematical adventure, largely because of t...
Hannah Fry
Jan 02, 2021
@marko1301 David Acheson has a really lovely little book on calculus: And Steve Strogatz's Infinite Powers is wonderful: Plus I really love Ben Orlin's book: Sorry for the amazon links (I'm lazy). Buy from an indie!      source
The Hidden Half
How the World Conceals its Secrets
Michael Blastland - Apr 04, 2019
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Why does one smoker die of lung cancer but another live to 100? The answer is 'The Hidden Half' - those random, unknowable variables that mess up our attempts to comprehend the world.We humans are very clever creatures - but we're idiots about how clever we really are. In this entertaining and ingenious book, Blastland reveals how in our quest to m...
Hannah Fry
Jul 07, 2020
@ian_h_wilkinson @laurenlaverne YES I LOVE THAT BOOK      source
How to Argue With a Racist
Adam Rutherford - Feb 04, 2021 (first published in 2020)
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Race is not a biological reality.Racism thrives on our not knowing this.Racist pseudoscience has become so commonplace that it can be hard to spot. But its toxic effects on society are plain to see—feeding white nationalism, fueling hatred, endangering lives, and corroding our discourse on everything from sports to intelligence. Even well-intention...
Hannah Fry
Feb 14, 2020
I really really really think you should read this book.      source
The Wonky Donkey
Craig Smith - May 01, 2010 (first published in 2009)
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Kids will love this cumulative and hysterical read-aloud that features a free downloadable song!"I was walking down the road and I saw...a donkey, Hee Haw!And he only had three legs!He was a wonky donkey."Children will be in fits of laughter with this perfect read-aloud tale of an endearing donkey. By the book's final page, readers end up with a sp...
Hannah Fry
Aug 29, 2019
@robeastaway @icecolbeveridge P.s. you know this is basically the plot to objectively the best book of all time - the wonky donkey      source
Invisible Women
Data Bias in a World Designed for Men
Caroline Criado Perez - Mar 12, 2019
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Imagine a world where your phone is too big for your hand, where your doctor prescribes a drug that is wrong for your body, where in a car accident you are 47% more likely to be seriously injured, where every week the countless hours of work you do are not recognised or valued. If any of this sounds familiar, chances are that you're a woman.Invisib...
Hannah Fry
Apr 06, 2019
Been thinking about @CCriadoPerez’s book a lot recently, about how we live in a world designed for men. My personal favourite: This is the pot they expect you to be able to wee in at 36 weeks pregnant..      source