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The information is taken from the book Numbers: Facts, Figures & Fiction. It also appears on the CDROM Problem Pictures Numbers.
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Numbers: Facts, Figures & Fiction by Richard Phillips.
Published by Badsey Publications.
See sample pages: 24, 82, 103.
Order the book direct from Badsey Publications price £12.
In Australia it is sold by AAMT and in the US by Parkwest.
For those who need a hardback copy, a limited number of the old 1994 hardback edition are still available.
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 lighthearted reference book for all ages.
This new edition has been updated with dozens of new articles, illustrations and photographs. The main entries span the numbers from zero to 200.
Some press comments –
"This entertaining and accessible book is even more attractive in its second edition..."
– Jennie Golding in The Mathematical Gazette"...tangential flights into maths, myth and mystery..."
– Vivienne Greig in New Scientist
... and 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
Contents –
Originally published by Cambridge University Press in 1994. This second edition published by Badsey Publications in 2004.
A4 size, paperback,
144 pages, 332 photographs and 146 other illustrations in full colour.
ISBN (10) 0954656202
ISBN (13) 9780954656201