For 4000 years we have struggled with pi - the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. This book tells the story of pi, from Archimedes to da Vinci, and from Newton to the Chudnovsky brothers, who are calculating pi to billions of places with a homemade supercomputer.
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David Blatner is the author of The Joy of p, as well as eight books on topics such as digital imaging and virtual reality. More than 500,000 copies of his books are in print in twelve languages. He has spent hundreds of hours flying between Asia, Europe, and North America. He and his wife and son live in Seattle, Washington.
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Book Description Penguin Canada, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140266801