All these questions and a host more are answered in this fascinating book. From minus one and its square root, via cyclic, weird, amicable, perfect, untouchable and lucky numbers, aliquot sequences, the Cattle problem, Pascal’s triangle and the Syracuse algorithm, music, magic and maps, pancakes, polyhedra and palindromes, to numbers so large that they boggle the imagination, all you ever wanted to know about numbers but didn’t know where to look is here. There is even a comprehensive index for those annoying occasions when you remember the name but can’t recall the number. Kaprekar numbers? Ah, yes, of course…