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As Easy As Pi : Stuff about numbers that isn't (just) maths, Paperback / softback Book

As Easy As Pi : Stuff about numbers that isn't (just) maths Paperback / softback

Part of the I Used to Know That ... series

Paperback / softback

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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

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