Starting with the Big Bang and ending in the present day, Time Machine is a wild ride through the ages.
An avalanche of numbers and information about the incredible world in which we live.
All the mathematics, science, pop culture, history and general trivia of the first 100 counting numbers.
So who is Adam Spencer?
Whilst studying for a PhD in Pure Mathematics at the University of Sydney, Adam won a national stand-up comedy competition and went into radio. Over 15 years two successful breakfast gigs on the national youth radio network Triple J and the much more grown up ABC Sydney followed along with a television career on shows as diverse as The Drum (news and current affairs), The Back Page (Sports analysis), Good News Week (Comedy), Sleek geeks (Science comedy) and Australia's most watched television Poker show. Now he returns to his original geeky passion with his Big Book of Numbers.
MC & Speaking
Adam is one of Australia's most in demand corporate MCs and speakers. Contact his agent Edwina at the bottom of this page
Adam's TED talk from Long Beach California on massive prime numbers is one of TEDs most popular maths talks ever. It's had over 1.4 million views and you can watch it here
The next chapter in a colourful and extensive career stemming from a passion for numbers
A bit about my latest book
G’day and welcome. whether you’ve purchased my two previous books World of Numbers and the Big Book of Numbers or if you’re getting on board this bus for the first time, it’s great to have you along. My new book Time Machine starts tens of thousands of years ago with an ancient “counting stick” perhaps the oldest scientific device we’ve ever found and ends earlier this year with a single mathematics proof that needed so much computer grunt it would take one person 10 billion years to read! In between we stop along the way at hundreds of interesting, inspiring or just plain bizarre moments in human history. As with all my books, mathematics and science get a pretty solid hit out but Time Machine also stops by at amazing moments in warfare, some of the worst jobs humans have ever had to do and contains a pretty solid list of illnesses you’d probably be best avoiding if you have any say in the matter.Find Out More Here!
Funny yet with hidden depths - like its author- Brian Cox - BBC
If you find this book boring, you should be in a clinic- John Cleese
This book will bring out the inner geek in anyone who knows how to count to 100.- Brian Schmidt - winner 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics