Easy as pi : the countless ways we use numbers every day
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Pleasantville, N.Y. : Reader's Digest Association, [2009].
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Cherrydale Adult Nonfiction
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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 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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    Book
    Physical Desc:
    174 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
    Language:
    English
    ISBN:
    9781606521342, 1606521349
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    APA Citation (style guide)

    Buchan, J. (2009). Easy as pi: the countless ways we use numbers every day. Pleasantville, N.Y.: Reader's Digest Association.

    Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

    Buchan, Jamie, 1988-. 2009. Easy As Pi: The Countless Ways We Use Numbers Every Day. Pleasantville, N.Y.: Reader's Digest Association.

    Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

    Buchan, Jamie, 1988-, Easy As Pi: The Countless Ways We Use Numbers Every Day. Pleasantville, N.Y.: Reader's Digest Association, 2009.

    MLA Citation (style guide)

    Buchan, Jamie. Easy As Pi: The Countless Ways We Use Numbers Every Day. Pleasantville, N.Y.: Reader's Digest Association, 2009. Print.

    Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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