Who's smarter -- a four-year-old chimp or a four-year-old human? How much does it cost to stop a computer virus? And will you really become a billionaire at 31? The answers to all these questions -- as well as over 100 brainbusting and mind-bending number games, puzzles and quizzes -- are in Adam Spencer's The Number Games. It doesn't matter if you're 6 or 60, this fascinating adventure from 1 to 100 is the perfect way to exercise the grey matter, keep you on your toes ... and make you, well, generally AWESOME! So sharpen your pencils and get ready for this year's most exciting battle: Adam Spencer's The Number Games.
Our very own Sultan of STEM, Crusader of Calculus, Prince of Pi - Adam Barrington Spencer - is back in 2019 with more teasing, tantalising and tricky maths games, puzzles and quizzes for young and hungry minds. Scared of square roots? Petrified of Pythagoras? Frightened of factorials? Let Australia's funniest mathematician enthral and entertain as he demystifies numbers in this bumper new edition. Adam Spencer's Mini Book of Numbers follows on from the bestselling Enormous Book of Numbers (2015), Number Crunchers (2016), and The Number Detective (2018), and is guaranteed to keep kids aged 6-12 occupied for hours on end. Praise for Adam Spencer: 'The things Adam Spencer writes about should be taught in every school worldwide.' Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point, Blink and Outliers. 'Even the page numbers will start to look fascinating once you've read this book!' Amanda Keller 'Every bright young mind in Australia should read Adam Spencer's Big Book of Numbers - and we oldies would benefit, too.' Peter FitzSimons
What's a 'firkin'? Is a tardigrade animal, vegetable or mineral? How fast is Usain Bolt ... really? And what's the record for the most lobster rolls eaten in 10 minutes? All these questions and more are answered in Adam Spencer's World of Numbers. This is a book for young and old - for anyone who's ever wondered how things work, who loves puzzles and numbers, or is just plain curious about the amazing world around us. After his bestselling Big Book of Numbers, Australia's funniest and most famous mathematician is back by popular demand.
After last year's runaway bestseller Adam Spencer's Enormous Book of Numbers, Australia's funniest maths dude is back with another bumper activity book for young and eager minds. Packed full of games, puzzles, and quizzes - along with heaps of stuff to draw, cut out, decipher, and decode - this is the perfect book for kids aged 8 and above. They won't believe numbers can be this much fun!
Australia's funniest mathematician returns in 2018 with more rollicking romps through the world of science, technology, numbers and all things nerdy. Which number terrifies 0gdokontaheptaphobes? Why would you watch the same clock for 14 years? And have you met the 23-million-digit prime? The answers to all of these questions - and much, much more - are in 2018's greatest geek-fest, Adam Spencer's Top 100. Bursting at the seams with puzzles, quizzes, games, numerical trivia and fun, this is the ultimate book for maths nerds and anyone with an inquiring mind. Whether you're 8 or 80, strap your thinking cap on, grab a pencil and get ready to count down from 100 to 1 with Australia's favourite - and funniest - mathematician, Adam Spencer.
This appealing memoir introduces the family of Charles Hart Spencer and his wife Mary Acheson: seven children born between 1884 and 1895. It also introduces a large Victorian house in Shadyside (a Pittsburgh neighborhood) and a middle-class way of life at the turn of the century. Mr. Spencer, who worked--not very happily--for Henry Clay Frick, was one of the growing number of middle-management employees in American industrial cities in the 1880s and 1890s. His income, which supported his family of nine, a cook, two regular nurses, and at times a wet nurse and her baby, guaranteed a comfortable life but not a luxurious one. In the words of the editors, the Spencers represent a class that "too often stands silent or stereotyped as we rush forward toward the greater glamour of the robber barons or their immigrant workers." Through the eyes of Ethel Spencer, the third daughter, we are led with warmth and humor through the routine of everyday life in this household: school, play, church on Sundays, illness, family celebrations, and vacations. Ethel was an observant child, with little sentimentality, and she wrote her memoir in later life as a professor of English with a gift for clear prose and the instincts of an anthropologist. As the editors observe, her memoir is "a fascinating insight into one kind of urban life of three generations ago."
A “delightful reader’s companion” (The New York Times) to the great nineteenth-century British novels of Austen, Dickens, Trollope, the Brontës, and more, this lively guide clarifies the sometimes bizarre maze of rules and customs that governed life in Victorian England. For anyone who has ever wondered whether a duke outranked an earl, when to yell “Tally Ho!” at a fox hunt, or how one landed in “debtor’s prison,” this book serves as an indispensable historical and literary resource. Author Daniel Pool provides countless intriguing details (did you know that the “plums” in Christmas plum pudding were actually raisins?) on the Church of England, sex, Parliament, dinner parties, country house visiting, and a host of other aspects of nineteenth-century English life—both “upstairs” and “downstairs. An illuminating glossary gives at a glance the meaning and significance of terms ranging from “ague” to “wainscoting,” the specifics of the currency system, and a lively host of other details and curiosities of the day.
One of the areas of study students find most difficult to master--and are most fearful of--is math. Yet the core math skills acquired in the first four years of school form the basis of all future academic success. Get Ready for Standardized Tests, the first and only grade-specific test prep series, now features hands-on guidance on helping kids master the all-important basic math skills while arming parents with the tools they need to help their children succeed.
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John Williford was a son of Thomas Williford of Northumberland County, Virginia. Later John lived in North Carolina. His children were born ca. 1693-1701. Descendants lived in North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, Texas, Kentucky, Alabama, Florida, Arkansas, Illinois, and elsewhere.