As Easy As Pi: Stuff about numbers that isn't (just) maths - I Used to Know That ... (Paperback)Jamie Buchan (author)
Taking a quirky and insightful look at the world of numbers, As Easy As Pi will delight and entertain any number enthusiast.
In this day and age it's hard to imagine a world without numbers. Our lives are centred around commerce and money, and it is the only language that's the same the world over. However, did you know that for a long period of time people could not get their heads around the idea of zero, a figure representing nothing, and that it was even regarded as heretical in some circles?
As Easy As Pi is an entertaining and accessible guide, written for those who love numbers - and those who don't - and uncovers a great deal of lore and intriguing information. Including:
- Snippets of fascinating numerical facts
- Myths and mysticism in the world of numbers
- Numbers in language and used as slang
- Pop culture trivia
- Useful mathematical rules to remember
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
Number of pages: 176
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 11 mm
A fab gift for anyone who loves facts and figures about numbers. It'll keep anoraks like me amused for hours. I loved it! * Now *
A hotchpotch of facts about numbers.. interesting in the Stephen Fry style * Irish Examiner *
An entertaining and accessible introduction to the world of numbers... offers a selection of offbeat information to delight any enthusiast of the subject * Waterstones Books Quarterly *
Buchan explores [numbers'] inescapable influence in everything... Astonishingly comprehensive for its size, this little book is wonderfully addictive * The Good Book Guide *
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