Petr Beckmann

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Petr Beckmann


Born
in Prague, Czech Republic
November 13, 1924

Died
August 03, 1993


Average rating: 3.95 · 2,702 ratings · 139 reviews · 17 distinct worksSimilar authors
A History of π

3.95 avg rating — 2,637 ratings — published 1970 — 13 editions
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The Health Hazards Of NOT G...

4.32 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 1976 — 4 editions
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Einstein Plus Two

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Hammer and Tickle: Clandest...

3.38 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1980 — 2 editions
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Access To Energy: A Selecti...

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Eco-hysterics and the techn...

4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1973
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The structure of language,:...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1972
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Whispered Anecdotes: Humor ...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1969
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Musical Musings

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The Scattering Of Electroma...

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1963 — 2 editions
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“Is it not true that each superpower has enough nuclear weapons to kill all members of mankind several times over? Yes. And the same is true of kitchen knives.”
Petr Beckmann

“The architecture of the Colisseum and other places of Roman entertainment are difficult to judge without recalling what purpose they served. It was here that gladiators fought to the death; that prisoners of war, convicts and Christians were devoured by as many as 5,000 wild beasts at a time; and that voctims were crucified or burned alive for the entertainment of Roman civilization. When the Romans screamed for ever more blood, artificial lakes were dug and naval battles of as many as 19,000 gladiators were staged until the water turned red with blood. The only emperors who did not throw Christians to the lions were the Christian emperors: They threw pagans to the lions with the same gusto and for the same crime-having a different religion.”
Petr Beckmann, A History of π

“If we do not require a calendar to be geared to a tropical year (earth's orbit), but only that it be geared to some part of the celestial clock, then the Maya calendar was more accurate than the Julian calendar, more accurate than the Babylonian (solar-lunar) calendar; it intermeshed the "gear wheels" of Sun, Moon and Venus, and was based on a more accurate "gear ratio" than the other calendars, repeating itself only once in 52 years.”
Petr Beckmann, A History of π

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