Think of the best storyteller you know and the coolest teacher you ever had, and now you’ve got some idea of what Alex Bellos is like.
- Steven Strogatz, Cornell University
Alex is one of the few people who can talk about numbers without being intimidating.
- Evan Davis, BBC
Hi, I'm Alex Bellos. I write and I talk. Usually, about mathematics. Sometimes, about Brazil. My popular science books - Alex's Adventures in Numberland and Alex Through the Looking-Glass - are both bestsellers and have been translated into more than 20 languages. (In America they have the titles Here's Looking at Euclid and The Grapes of Math). I write a maths blog and a puzzle blog for the Guardian and frequently speak on maths at conferences, festivals, in schools and in companies.
I am the author of the mathematical colouring book Snowflake, Seashell, Star, a collaboration with Edmund Harriss. In America the title is Patterns of the Universe. If you are a teacher and would like a pack of free printable images from this book, please email me letting me know which country you are in so I can send you the right pack.
Another new project is LOOP, pool on an elliptical table.
SEE ME LIVE: A list of my upcoming talks is here.
I am also the author of Futebol: the Brazilian Way of Life, a look at contemporary Brazil through football, and I co-wrote Pelé's autobiography.
This website has more information about my books, my talks, my radio documentaries, my YouTube clips and me.
BOOKS - MATHEMATICS
BOOKS - BRAZIL
BOOKS - TRANSLATIONS