To celebrate the launch of his latest title, The Language Lover's Puzzle Book, mathematician Alex Bellos presents a talk that will get your brain whirring.
The book features huge variety of ancient, modern and even invented languages, introducing you to unusual alphabets and scripts, curious vocabularies and phonologies, and Alex will test your puzzle skills with his favourite conundrums.
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About the speaker
Alex Bellos is the author of several bestselling books of puzzles and popular maths, including Alex’s Adventures in Numberland, Alex Through the Looking Glass and Can You Solve My Problems? He studied mathematics and philosophy at Oxford before training as a journalist, working for various national papers before ending up as South America Correspondent for the Guardian between 1998-2003. Returning to the UK he began to write about mathematics. He has a puzzle column in the Guardian and his YouTube clips have received 25 million views. Alex’s other books include two mathematical colouring books, Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life and the children’s book series Football School, which explains the world through football. His books have sold more than half a million copies worldwide.
His latest book 'The Language Lover’s Puzzle Book: Lexical perplexities and cracking conundrums from across the globe' is available to pre-order now on Amazon and in all good book stores.
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