When Monty Roberts was 13 years old he went off on his own to the deserts of Nevada to watch Mustangs in the wild. What he learned about their methods of communication changed his life and earned him recognition among horse breeders and trainers around the world. This is his autobiography.
Like all of us, though few so visibly, Alan Greenspan was forced by the financial crisis of 2008 to question some fundamental assumptions about risk management and economic forecasting. How had our models so utterly failed us?
Features over 3,500 questions, from fiendishly difficult general knowledge teasers to in-depth tests of specialist subjects. This collection of questions will challenge the very core of your mental strength.
Beginning millions of years ago with ancient "ant odometers" and moving through time to our modern-day quest for new dimensions, this title covers 250 milestones in mathematical history. It helps readers learn about: cicada-generated prime numbers, magic squares from centuries ago, the discovery of pi and calculus, and the butterfly effect.
Taking moments from everyday life and looking at the maths and science behind why they happen, this book examines everything from how to measure the speed of a tennis serve, to the maths behind spam emails.
Covering all the basics including fractions, equations, primes, squares and square roots, geometry and fractals, Dr Richard Elwes will lead you gently towards a greater understanding of this fascinating subject. Even apparently daunting concepts are explained simply, with the assistance of useful diagrams, and with a refreshing lack of jargon.