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"A pure delight . . . Entirely offbeat, which gives it its charm." --The Denver Post

"A very readable account." --Science

"A cheerful work." --Scientific American
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ISBN-10:  0312381859
ISBN-13:  978-0312381851
Author:  Petr Beckmann
Publisher:  St. Martin's Griffin
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review by . June 13, 2011
   Did you know the Bible gives a value for pi? I didn't till I read this book, but it makes sense. After all, the Bible tells people how to build temples and arks. And builders use pi.      The author starts in pre-history and works his way through all those well-known civilizations, showing how much, or how little, they knew about geometry and cirles and pi. Military rulers, religious philosophers, geometers and scientists all take a hand in the search for an …
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