How Many Licks?: Or, How to Estimate Damn Near Anything (Paperback)
Or, How to Estimate Damn Near Anything
Running Press Book Publishers, 9780762435609, 175pp.
Publication Date: August 1, 2009
Using Enrico Fermi's theory of approximation, Santos brings the world of numbers into perspective. For puzzle junkies and trivia fanatics, these 70 word puzzles will show the reader how to take a bit of information, add what they already know, and extrapolate an answer.
Santos has done the impossible: make math and the multiple possibilities of numbers fun and informative. Can you really cry a river? Is it possible to dig your way out of jail with just a teaspoon and before your life sentence is up?
Taking an academic subject and using it as the prism to view everyday off-the-wall questions as math problems to be solved is a natural step for the lovers of sudoku, cryptograms, word puzzles, and other thought-provoking games.
About the Author
Praise For How Many Licks?: Or, How to Estimate Damn Near Anything…
Danica McKellar, actress and author of Math Doesn’t Suck and Kiss My Math
“Never before have I seen a book that could so effectively prepare a person to create their own depository of party trivia while brushing up on math skills. Nice!”
American Profile, October 4, 2009“No matter how you feel about math, Santos' puzzle-solving prowess shows you just how much you can do when you put on your thinking cap.”