As Easy As Pi: Stuff about numbers that isn't (just) maths - I Used to Know That ... (Paperback)
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As Easy As Pi: Stuff about numbers that isn't (just) maths - I Used to Know That ... (Paperback)

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Paperback 176 Pages / Published: 25/06/2015
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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
ISBN: 9781782434337
Number of pages: 176
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Fascinating... as much for those who hated maths at school as it is for those who love numbers * The Lady *
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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