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Slicing Pizzas, Racing Turtles, and Further Adventures in Applied Mathematics.

In this collection of mathematical puzzles, clever readers can discern how many people have inhabited Earth, what blastoff velocity is needed to escape Earth's gravitational pull, why snowflakes have six sides, and whether it's better to walk or run through a downpour. With a healthy dose of algebra and geometry and a little calculus and trigonometry, Banks works through these problems while offering readers the mathematical wherewithal to solve them. Originally published in hardcover in 1999. Princeton U Pr, 2002, 286 p., b&w photos/illus., paperback, $16.95.

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