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Published: 11th June 2016 10:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th June 2016 10:54 AM   |  A+A-

Soccermatics

By: David Sumpter

b.jpgPublisher: Bloomsbury Sigma

Pages: 304; Price: Rs 499

Football is the most mathematical of sports. No matter who you follow, the shot statistics to league tables to the geometry of passing and managerial strategy, football is filled with numbers. In Soccermatics, the author brings football and mathematics together in a mind-bending synthesis, using numbers to reveal the inner workings of the world’s most famous sport.

The View from the Cheap Seats

By: Neil Gaiman

bo.jpgPublisher: Headline

Pages: 532; Price: Rs 599

This non-fiction includes writings, lectures and talks on passions that influenced the author during his childhood, boyhood and still continues to ignite him. Gaiman opens the gates of admiration for the people and things he believes might just mean something. The book also makes room for the readers to join in.

The Rise and Fall of Nations: The Rules of Change in the Post-Crisis World

By: Ruchir Sharma

boo.jpgPublisher: Allen Lane

Pages: 401; Price: Rs 799

The book rethinks economics as a practical art. It narrows the thousands of factors that might shape the country’s future and spells out ten clear rules for identifying the next big winners and losers in the global economy. It is a pioneering field guide to understand our impermanent world. 

The Sita Colouring Book

By: Devdutt Pattanaik

book.jpgPublisher: Penguin

Pages: 128; Price: Rs 399

With 108 illustrations, this book is based on Pattanaik’s retelling of the Ramayana. Starting with the birth of Dashratha’s four sons, to the passing of Ram and Lakshman at the very end, the remarkably simple yet multilayered story of the greatest epic comes alive through the author’s wonderful images. A great colouring adventure that readers of all ages will thoroughly enjoy.

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