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
The follow up to last year's tremendously popular bestseller The Big Book of Numbers, The World of Numbers is an avalanche of numbers and information about the incredible world in which we live. And of course a massive dose of beautiful mathematics to bring out your inner geek.
Which sport is played at up to 500 kilometres per hour, how fast are the Himalayas growing, what is so cool about a box jellyfishes 24 eyes, how many humans alive could beat the chess app on your phone, what percentage of M&Ms are cyan blue?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