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Easy As Pi: The Countless Ways We Use Numbers Every Day

Have you ever wondered what makes "seventh heaven" and "cloud nine" so blissful and the number 13 so unlucky? Here's the "4-1-1" on the origins of numerical expressions and the importance of numbers in fiction, film, culture, and religion, including: How 007 became James Bond's number Imaginary numbers and how they exist How the binary system manages to say so much with only two numbers That bedding has nothing to do with being "three sheets to the wind" The burning literary question: Why did Ray Bradbury name his novel Fahrenheit 451? Which block of Social Security numbers will never be assigned to anyone With "Easy as Pi," you'll soon impress your friends with your knowledge of numbers--even if you're math averse. Make this and all of the Blackboard Books(tm) a permanent fixture on your shelf, and you'll have instant access to a breadth of knowledge. Whether you need homework help or want to win that trivia game, this series is the trusted source for fun facts.

Product Overview
ISBN 9781606521342
Categories BX, Language, Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction: Personal Development, Reference, Whateversary
Author(s) Jamie Buchan
Publisher Reader's Digest Association
Pages 174
Format Hardback
Dimensions 12.95cm x 1.78cm x 19.81cm
Weight 0.37 kg
Notes The book images and summary displayed may be of a different edition or binding of the same title.

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