Big Numbers, and Pictures That Show Just How Big They Are!
If you've ever wondered about really large numbers, you can count on Big Numbers to zero in on the subject for you.
By counting peas.
Starting with one lonely pea, the book shows you 10, 100, and 1,000 peas--adding zeros, see? That's easy, but what about one billion peas? (1,000,000,000 or a 1 followed by nine zeros.) That many peas would chase you out the door of your house and into the yard.
Or one trillion peas? That's a 1 followed by twelve zeros, or a neighborhood flood of peas.
One quadrillion peas? Write it with a 1 and fifteen zeros. You could ski down a mountain of that many peas.
Sit down to a feast of numbers with the book Big Numbers, but remember to bring a really big fork.