As Easy As Pi : Stuff about numbers that isn't (just) maths Paperback / softback
by Jamie Buchan
Part of the I Used to Know That ... series
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 rememberTaking a quirky and insightful look at the world of numbers, As Easy As Pi will delight and entertain any number enthusiast.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 176 pages
- Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 25/06/2015
- Category: Popular science
- ISBN: 9781782434337