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Desperate Measures (Murderous Maths) Paperback – Illustrated, 19 May 2000

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Product details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Publisher: Hippo (19 May 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439013704
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439013703
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.2 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,489,041 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Is maths making you miserable? Do you ever feel you're one gram short of a kilo? Find out why a horse needs hands and how measurements can defeat an alien invasion from the Planet Zog. Meanwhile, Dolly Snowlips despairs as the gangsters get their maths wrong yet again.

From the Author

How big is your elephant?
When you were first born they weighed you, and when you conk out they'll measure you for a box. Yes it's a grim thought but right your whole life you'll be ruled by measurements so this book sorts out everything including length, area, volume, time, weight, density, angles and all the different units involved. You'll learn how to weigh dead flies and elephants, how to use a ten tonne ruler and why time is just a big joke invented by whoever made the universe. There's Professor Fiendish, the Evil Gollarks, Dolly Snowlips, Pongo McWhiffy, Veronica Gumgloss and a bowl of rocket fuel soup. Archimedes stars in the big budget crime thriller "A Question of Principle" and One Finger Jimmy and the mob all end up with their trousers round their ankles. In other words, it's just one more normal visit to the mad world of Murderous Maths.

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