Can You Count to a Googol?

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Albert Whitman and Company, Jan 1, 2000 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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You may be able to count all the way to one hundred, but have you ever counted to a googol? It's impossible! In this fun book of numbers, Robert E. Wells explores the wonderful world of zeros and tells how the googol came to be named.

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User Review  - Sandra_Loya - LibraryThing

This book shows how adding a zero to the end of a number makes it ten times bigger. It uses everyday things to try to explain how big numbers can get. It goes all the way to googol, which is a 1 with ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shelli - Goodreads

An entertaining and educational book about very large numbers that make most people's brains hurt. How much is a googol? 10 to the 100th power! The illustrations were cute and helped to show just how many a billion and a trillion are, and what those numbers are most often used to represent. Read full review

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Robert E. Wells (Robert Ernest Wells) was born in Pasadena, CA in 1940. In the 90s, he began to put words and pictures into the form of children's books, and now in the new century he continues to do so. In 1993 he wrote and illustrated his first book, "Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There is?". Other books include "What's Smaller Than a Pygmy Shrew?" (Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children, 1996), "What's Faster Than a Speeding Cheetah?", and his latest book, "Why Do Elephants Need the Sun?". Many of his books have been translated into various other languages.

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