Zero to Lazy Eight: The Romance Numbers

Zero to Lazy Eight: The Romance Numbers

by Alexander Humez


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Did you ever wonder why a stitch in time saves nine and not, say, four, or why the number seven is considered the luckiest, or what number the word googol refers to? Well, the Humez brothers, along with Joseph Maguire, have answered all of these questions and more. In "Zero to Lazy Eight", they take us on a wacky and enlightening trip up the linguistic number scale from zero to thirteen and back by way of infinity, showing us just what numbers can tell us about our culture's past, present, and future. Whether it be numerical maxims, mathematical theory, or numeric etymology, there is something here for everyone.

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ISBN-13: 9780671742812
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 08/05/1994
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.60(d)

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