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Author Ball, Johnny.
Title Why pi? / Johnny Ball.
Imprint New York, N.Y. : DK Pub., 2009.
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 Ross School-Nonfiction  530.8 BAL    AVAILABLE
 Ross School-Nonfiction  530.8 BAL    AVAILABLE
Description 93 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 29 cm.
Note "How math applies to everyday life"--Cover.
Includes index.
Contents The ANCIENT world -- The daily planet -- Moons and months -- Seasons in the sun -- The right angles -- Measuring the land -- It's all Greek -- A round world -- Measuring the world -- Why pi? -- Building Rome -- The art of building aqueducts -- Why measure any body? -- Night and day -- Make a sundial / Make a star clock -- Weighing up -- The age of DISCOVER?Y -- What goes around what? -- Galileo the great -- The gravity of the situation -- Where on Earth? -- All at sea -- Longitude -- Mapping the world -- MODERN measuring -- Hot and cold -- Measuring energy -- Electricity -- Light fantastic -- Speed of light -- Under pressure -- Can you hear me? -- The sound of music -- Modern times -- Disaster! -- Very big -- Very small -- Weird and wonderful -- The metric system.
Summary Focusing on how people from ancient Egyptians to modern scientists have used numbers to measure things through the ages, "Why Pi?" makes math interesting and is filled with games, puzzles, brainteasers, and fun facts.
Subject Measurement -- Juvenile literature.
Mathematics -- Juvenile literature.
Pi -- Juvenile literature.
ISBN 9780756651640
0756651646
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