In Great Numbers
HOW NUMBERS SHAPE THE WORLD WE LIVE IN.
Can you imagine a world without numbers?
Over the centuries, people have conceived clever ways to use numbers so that we can understand the world around us better, build cities, find our way home, and much more. In Great Numbers tells the story of this groundbreaking invention.
Numbers are so important in our daily lives. How else would we ask for three scoops of ice cream? Or know whether we’ve got 60 minutes left to play with our friends rather than 60 seconds? Why does a minute have 60 seconds anyway and not 100? Where does zero come from and what language do computers understand?
Numbers are everywhere! In Great Numbers will introduce children to the fascinating world of numbers and explains how they help us in our daily life. 1, 2, 3, go!
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"A helpful addition to libraries that need attractive books on numbers and the value of mathematics."
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
"For primary school readers, this is a great full-colour non-fiction book that opens up the world in terms of where numbers are and what they can do."
"In Great Numbers comes from Little Gestalten, a publisher which prides itself on pairing compelling stories with striking illustrations, and is the perfect book to help children understand how useful and fun numbers can be."