### Description

Ages ago, a curious Greek called Eratosthenes worked out the Earth’s circumference only using geometry, and came really close! And Copernicus figured that the Sun, not Earth, was the centre of our solar system – later on, the telescope proved him right! Discover the shapes that make things strong, the number system that led to computers, the metric revolution and much more. It’s a whizz!

### Key Points

• Maths brought to life through attractive, everyday

examples, stunning scientific discoveries, and art

and sporting activities

• Superb photographs show exactly the points being

explained

• Clear text presented in neat nuggets with

fascinating details

• Source books to tie in with schoolwork

• Designed to engage the most reluctant reader

### Key Words

Measuring; time; geometry; angles; volume and mass; sundial; lenses; triangles; polygons; binary numbers;