The Number Mysteries: A Mathematical Odyssey through Everyday Life


Fourth Estate, 2010

Based on du Sautoy’s Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2006, this third book profiles 5 of mathematics’ greatest unsolved problems via unusual stories of mathematics in everyday life. Translated into 12 languages. There is also an online course at the Department of Continuing Education in Oxford for those who would like to explore more of the themes in the book.