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# Professor Stewart's Hoard of Mathematical Treasures

Opening another drawer in his Cabinet of Curiosities, renowned mathematics professor Ian Stewart presents a new medley of games, paradoxes, and riddles in

*Professor Stewart’s Hoard of Mathematical Treasures*. With wit and aplomb, Stewart mingles casual puzzles with grander forays into ancient and modern mathematical thought.Amongst a host of arcane and astonishing facts about every kind of number from irrational and imaginary to complex and cuneiform, we learn:

- How to organize chaos
- How matter balances anti-matter
- How to turn a sphere inside out (without creasing it)
- How to calculate pi by observing the stars
- …and why you can’t comb a hairy ball.

*Professor Stewart’s Hoard of Mathematical Treasures*will stimulate, delight, and enthrall.