Alex Bellos

Season 3, Episode 1


Season 3 of Book Shambles kicks off with Robin and Josie joined by mathematician, author and Pelé biographer, Alex Bellos with talk of football, Feynman, Euclid, reader offers in 1970s comic books and a whole lot more.

And if you’re just catching up, Alex’s new book, ‘Can You Solve My Problems?’ is out now.



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Reading List

Alex recommends

Pelé by Alex Bellos

Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life by Alex Bellos

The work of Pythagoras

Alex’s Adventures in Numberland by Alex Bellos

Snowflake Seashell Star by Alex Bellos

The Mystery of the Prime Numbers by Matthew Watkins

Genius at Play: The Curious Mind of John Horton Conway by Siobhan Roberts

The Elements of Euclid by Oliver Byrne

Uncle Petros and Goldbach’s Conjecture by Apostolos Doxiadis

Robin recommends

Principia Mathematica by Bertrand Russell and Alfred Whitehead

The work of HG Wells

The Human Brain Colouring Book by Marian Diamond and Arnold Scheibel

Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension by Matt Parker

The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: Story of Paul Erdos and the Search for Mathematical Truth by Paul Hoffman

Here’s Looking at Euclid: A Surprising Excursion Through the Astonishing World of Math by Alex Bellos

Josie recommends

The Many Ghosts of Doctor Graves from Charlton Comics

Black Magic: Express Elevator from Prize Comics

Bad Luck Buggy from American Comics Group Adventures into the Unknown from American Comics Group

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