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It connects the Bible and the Torah and the Koran. It's a common thread that runs through world geography, American history, and human physiology. It's also quite handy if you're headed to Manhattan from Queens. It's the number seven. And its many associations, connections, and affiliations are inside for you to decipher, discover, and enjoy.
Flip through these intriguing pages and begin to unravel the many secrets of seven. Each image relates to a piece of trivia that adds to the number's mystery. By finding the meaning behind all the graphics, you'll soon discover the connective powers the number seven retains.
From sports and science to religion and pop culture, the range of trivia is wide and seemingly unrelated. However, upon closer examination, you'll realize it all comes back to 7.
- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Adams Media (January 7, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1440506523
- ISBN-13: 978-1440506529
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.6 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
Whimsical and intellectually challenging
If you're looking for a book that's whimsical while intellectually stimulating, take a look at David M. Eastis' latest work, "7." The book contains more than 200 pages of color photographs and illustrations, all of which bear some connection to the number 7. Most of the images are of familiar people, places and objects, and many of them are charmingly nostalgic. For a few, the relationship to the number 7 is apparent. For example, as a native New Yorker, I immediately understood the significance of the photo of the "Fashion Avenue" street sign; that's the nickname of the portion of Seventh Avenue that runs through Manhattan's "garment district." But the majority of images are brain-teasers requiring the reader to call upon knowledge of literature, history, geography, sports and other topics. For example, the map of the Middle East on page 169 and the image of the Monopoly "chance" square on page 185 baffled me. You can read more about it at […].
Fun read if you're intrigued by the number 7.