search for books and compare prices
cover image
Why Do Buses Come in Threes?
Price
Store
Arrives
Preparing
Shipping
The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may also be available. Rental copies must be returned at the end of the designated period, and may involve a deposit.
Jump down to see edition details for: Prebinding
Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Turtleback Books
Publication date February 25, 2000
Binding Prebinding
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781417655991
ISBN-10 1417655992
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $28.10
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Explores how math is relevant to everyday life, discussing mathematical explanations for strange coincidences, how television ratings work, why bad things happen in threes, and other topics.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: With a foreword by Tim Rice, this book will change the way you see the world. Why is it better to buy a lottery ticket on a Friday? Why are showers always too hot or too cold? And what's the connection between a rugby player taking a conversion and a tourist trying to get the best photograph of Nelson's Column? These and many other fascinating questions are answered in this entertaining and highly informative book, which is ideal for anyone wanting to remind themselves - or discover for the first time - that maths is relevant to almost everything we do. Dating, cooking, travelling by car, gambling and even life-saving techniques have links with intriguing mathematical problems, as you will find explained here. Whether you have a PhD in astrophysics or haven't touched a maths problem since your school days, this book will give you a fresh understanding of the world around you.

Editions
Prebinding
Book cover for 9781417655991
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Turtleback Books (February 25, 2000)
9781417655991 | details & prices | List price $28.10
About: Explores how math is relevant to everyday life, discussing mathematical explanations for strange coincidences, how television ratings work, why bad things happen in threes, and other topics.

Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U.S., excluding shipping and tax. Please consult the store to determine exact fees. No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. isbn.nu is not a bookseller, just an information source.