A Year in Numbers : 365 Astonishing Maths Facts
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'A highly enjoyable and serendipitous read!' - Rob Eastaway, bestselling co-author of Headscratchers: The New Scientist Puzzle Book
Did you know:
-Only around 100 people have ever lived beyond a million hours (that's about 114 years)
-Around 7% of everyone who has ever lived is currently alive
-The '12 days of Christmas' song, when sung in full, results in 364 gifts being given - one for every day... except Christmas
Broken down into 12 chapters that correspond roughly to months of the year - from going 'back to school' with arithmetic and times tables through prime numbers and all the way to the 12 Days of Chris-maths, this book features a collection of 365 fascinating numerical 'nuggets', accompanied by clear, bite-size explanations of the mathematics that underpin them.