by Simple Kid in New Trends on Monday 24 September 2007

I was given a book as a youngster called ‘Fermat’s Last Theorem‘ and ever since have kept an eye (or two) on the writing of Simon Singh. He loves all things mathematical and has a canny way of making it understandable and relative to his readers. For instance, did you know that if you take any river on the planet, measure the distance from the spring to the sea ‘as the crow flies’, and measure the distance from the spring to the sea following it’s various turns and meanders, the ratio between the two distances is always 3.14 to 1 – or ‘pie’. It gives me something to talk about in the pub.