In 1996, while doing a Maths PhD at Sydney University, Adam Spencer won the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Raw Comedy Championship. He went on to host the triple j breakfast show with Wil Anderson before graduating to 702 ABC Sydney where he secured record ratings for the station for eight years. His TV credits include The Glasshouse, Good News Week, The Project, Q&A, The Drum and, with Dr Karl, Sleek Geeks. He is the author of several popular maths books including Big Book of Numbers, World of Numbers, Time Machine, The Number Games, Top 100 and, forthcoming in 2019, Numberland. He lives in Sydney.
Praise for Adam Spencer's Big Book of Numbers:
'If you find this book boring, you should be in a clinic!' John Cleese'Funny yet with hidden depths, like its author. A brilliant introduction to the world of numbers.' Brian Cox
'Even the page numbers will start to look fascinating once you've read this book!' Amanda Keller'Every bright young mind in Australia should read Adam Spencer's Big Book of Numbers - and we oldies would benefit, too.' Peter FitzSimons