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Humble Pi
Title:Humble Pi
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Category:Mathematics, Books, Science & Nature, Humor

The book-length answer to anyone who ever put their hand up in math class and asked, “When am I ever going to use this in the real world?” 

“Fun, informative, and relentlessly entertaining, Humble Pi is a charming and very readable guide to some of humanity's all-time greatest miscalculations—that also gives you permission to feel a little better about some of your own mistakes.” —Ryan North, author of How to Invent Everything 

Our whole world is built on math, from the code running a website to the equations enabling the design of skyscrapers and bridges. Most of the time this math works quietly behind the scenes . . . until it doesn’t. All sorts of seemingly innocuous mathematical mistakes can have significant consequences.

Math is easy to ignore until a misplaced decimal point upends the stock market, a unit conversion error causes a plane to crash, or someone divides by zero and stalls a battleship in the middle of the ocean.

Exploring and explaining a litany of glitches, near misses, and mathematical mishaps involving the internet, big data, elections, street signs, lotteries, the Roman Empire, and an Olympic team, Matt Parker uncovers the bizarre ways math trips us up, and what this reveals about its essential place in our world. Getting it wrong has never been more fun.
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  • Murder in Waiting
  • Cornflowers and Corpses
  • New Tricks
  • Watching the Detectives
  • Into The Fire
  • Slay Misty For Me
  • Death on Lily Pond Lane
  • Death and a Dog (A Lacey Doyle Cozy Mystery—Book 2)
  • Memories and Murder
  • A Royal Pain
  • Tea Cups and Carnage
  • A Bad Éclair Day
  • A Villa in Sicily: Vino and Death (A Cats and Dogs Cozy Mystery—Book 3)
  • Gone With the Sin
  • Swamp Spook
  • Murder on Wheels
  • The Ghost and the Doppelganger
  • A Villa in Sicily: Figs and a Cadaver (A Cats and Dogs Cozy Mystery—Book 2)
  • Ukulele Murder
  • The Ghostly Grounds: Death and Brunch (A Canine Casper Cozy Mystery—Book 2)
  • By Book or By Crook
  • A Book to Kill For
  • Double Trouble