Mathematics is one of the most important subjects we ever learn in school. It underpins everything in our everyday life, as well as the whole of science and engineering. We would have no technology without it.
So it's a pity many of us struggle to grasp it, and miss the world of wonder it contains. Banished from a proper understanding, we can only participate blindly in decisions made by those supposedly more knowledgeable.
This book demystifies mathematics, showing how it links to our everyday experience, and is controlled with some rather straightforward rules we can quickly grasp. Armed with its knowhow, you'll be able to approach the world around you in the confidence that you can understand it to the extent you want to. The many areas touched in passing led to the title, and hopefully you too will discover a cornucopia of rich mathematical concepts.