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Calculator Books: The Usborne Pocket Calculator Book

(c) Emil Dudek 2011

Title: The Usborne Pocket Calculator Book

Author(s):

John Lewis and Helen Davies.  Illustrated by Graham Round, Graham Smith, Martin Newton, Gary Rees and Martin Salisbury.  Designed by Graham Round and Kim Blundell.  Mathematics consultant Nigel Langdon.
First edition: 1983
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd., 20 Garrick Street, London WC2 9BJ, England
This example 1983 paperback by Usborne Publishing.  Printed in Spain by ELEXPURU, S.A.L., Bilbao.
ISBN: 0860206335
Printed pages 48 (just over half in full colour, the remainder black and white).
Cover: No credit given for the illustrations on the cover, but it has to be one of those listed in the section above.
Size: 168mm x 238mm (w x h)
Price: ?1.65 in the UK
Contents: Broken down into 23 articles with additional Answers and Index sections. Covering types of calculators, puzzles and tricks, how a calculator works, geometry and statistics. 
Comments: At first sight, with its big bold full-page colourful cartoons you get the impression that this is aimed at the younger audience.  But on deeper inspection there are quite complex articles on binary numbers, the X, Y and Flag registers, statistics and permutations.  Quite a good book in fact!
Notable Quotes: ?The first titles in this exciting new series introduce the reader to the fun of calculators, computers and cassette records.... Aimed at beginners and enthusiasts alike, the books are packed with puzzles, games and fun activities to improve skill and understanding."