Why Do Buses Come in Threes?: The Hidden Mathematics of Everyday Lifeby Rob Eastaway, Jeremy Wyndham
Why is it better to buy a lottery ticket on Friday? Do you get wetter running rather than walking through the rain? Why do traffic lights always seem to be red when you're in a hurry? These and other questions about the curiosities of everyday life are answered in this delightfully irreverent and highly informative book. Why Do Buses Come in Threes? is a wonderful way to discover the relevance of math in absolutely everything we do, from dating and driving to gambling and cooking. Whether readers have a degree in astrophysics or haven't touched a math problem since high school, this book will change the way they view the world--whether it's discussing the wartime technique for saving energy when making toast; the odd coincidence of U.S. presidents dying on the Fourth of July, or the exponential growth of Australian rabbits.
Rob Eastaway runs the world ratings for cricket and is the author of The Guinness Book of Mindbenders and What Is a Googly? Jeremy Wyndham, PhD, a former junior international bridge player, runs a market research company.
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