Adam Spencer's Book of Numbers
How many people do you need in a room before there'll be a birthday in common? Why is 70 weird, and what can we do about it? How can 56 people eat 1 pizza? In 100 bite-size chapters of no more than three pages each, Adam Spencer gives each number, 1 to 100, its place in the limelight. For example, take 65. It's the constant of a 5 x 5 "magic square" -- a square that contains the numbers 1 to 25, where all the rows and columns and each diagonal add up to 65. Elizabeth Taylor had 65 costume changes in Cleopatra. And sharks can travel up to 65 kilometers per hour (about 40 mph). After reading Adam Spencer's Book of Numbers, readers will never look at numbers the same way again.
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Review: Adam Spencer's Book Of NumbersUser Review - David Madden - Goodreads
Considering that maths sometimes gets a bad wrap, I enjoyed this book because you can review it one number at a time. The book itself belongs on a coffee table, because you can read it small doses ... Read full review
Review: Adam Spencer's Book Of NumbersUser Review - Lindsay - Goodreads
Interesting book with different number facts. I must admit I did skip over some of the more mathematical points but the general number trivia was quite fun. Read full review
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ADAM SPENCER'S BOOK OF NUMBERS, Adam Spencer
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