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The Calculus Diaries: How Math Can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas, and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

Authors: Ouellette, Jennifer
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: BIO026000, MAT030000, MAT005000
ISBN: 9781101459034, Related ISBNs: 0143117378, 1101459034, 9780143117377, 9781101459034
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 336,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Kiss My Math meets A Tour of the Calculus

Jennifer Ouellette never took math in college, mostly because she-like most people-assumed that she wouldn't need it in real life. But then the English-major-turned-award-winning-science-writer had a change of heart and decided to revisit the equations and formulas that had haunted her for years. The Calculus Diaries is the fun and fascinating account of her year spent confronting her math phobia head on. With wit and verve, Ouellette shows how she learned to apply calculus to everything from gas mileage to dieting, from the rides at Disneyland to shooting craps in Vegas-proving that even the mathematically challenged can learn the fundamentals of the universal language.

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