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"An excellent piece of work with lots of fascinating information inside."

"Essays are fun, involving... and will appeal to both general readers and collections from high school into college grades."

"Grimvall's book should appeal to and amuse a wide audience, extending from professional scientists, teachres, school kids, newspaper columnists to the... average citizen."

"A wonderful read for everyone, emphasizing how scientists and engineers tend to think about examples from daily life that are expressed by numbers... Highly recommended."

"A fun survey of the use of numbers to make sound judgments, from gravity’s effects on sports records to statistical analysis of the weather."