NUMBERS

A Book for People Who Love Numbers - New York Times
Richard Sutch and Susan Carter don't expect anybody to take their new book to the beach.

For starters, it weighs 29 pounds. It has five volumes. And it's densely packed with more than a million numbers that measure America in mind-boggling detail, from the average annual precipitation in Sweet Springs, Mo., to the wholesale price of rice in Charleston S.C., in 1707.

Wow. This is awesome. I applaud these two crazy number nerds on their phenomenal achievement putting this thing out.

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