*Numbers: Facts, Figures & Fiction* by Richard Phillips

*Numbers: Facts, Figures & Fiction*

Published by Badsey Publications.

See sample pages: 24, 82, 103.

### How to order

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from Badsey Publications.

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from
AAMT.

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 light-hearted 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 inThe Mathematical Gazette“...tangential flights into maths, myth and mystery...”

– Vivienne Greig inNew 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 inScientific American“This delightful A4 book is a must for every school library. Beautifully illustrated in full colour...”

– Sue Pope inMathematics Teaching

#### Contents –

- Introduction
- From 0 to 200
- From 201 to 999
- A few large numbers
- Hints, answers & more questions
- Further reading
- Index

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

Details of the old hardback edition.