Numbers: Facts, Figures and Fiction

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Badsey Publications, 2004 - Всего страниц: 128
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Have you ever wondered how Room 101 got its name, or what you measure in oktas? Which number links Alice in Wonderland, rainbows and the Egyptian Book of the Dead? You will find the answers in Numbers. The book is full of facts, both mathematical and cultural, tantalising problems and anecdotes. A light-hearted reference book for all ages.
This new edition has been updated with dozens of new articles, illustrations and photographs in full colour. The main entries span the numbers from zero to 200.
Some press comments on the first edition -
"Beautifully and devotedly made, this large thin book is a cheerful and eccentric guide to the integers..." - Philip and Phylis Morrison in Scientific American
"This delightful A4 book is a must for every school library. Beautifully illustrated in full colour..." - Sue Pope in Mathematics Teaching

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Richard Phillips was born in Winchester, Massachusetts. He enrolled at the University of Massachusetts and planned to study international law, but later transferred to the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, where he graduated in 1979. Phillips was captain of the MV Maersk Alabama at the time it was held hostage by Somali pirates during the cargo ship's hijacking in April 2009. His book, A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea, details his capture by Somali Pirates. This book was made into a major motion picture, Captain Phillips, in 2013 starring Tom Hanks.

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