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

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

by Jamie Buchan
     
 

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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
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    Overview

    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.

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    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781606521342
    Publisher:
    Reader's Digest Association, Incorporated, The
    Publication date:
    04/15/2010
    Pages:
    176
    Sales rank:
    721,223
    Product dimensions:
    5.36(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.74(d)
    Age Range:
    17 Years

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