The Riddle of Scheherazade: And Other Amazing Puzzles

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“The most entertaining logician and set theorist who ever lived” (Martin Gardner) gives us an encore to The Lady or the Tiger?-a fiendishly clever, utterly captivating new collection of 225 brainteasers, puzzles, and paradoxes.

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Raymond Merrill Smullyan (born May 25, 1919) is an American mathematician, concert pianist, logician, philosopher, and magician.

Born in Far Rockaway, New York, his first career (like Persi Diaconis a generation later) was stage magic. He then earned a BSc from the University of Chicago in 1955 and his Ph.D. from the Princeton University in 1959. He is one of many outstanding logicians to have studied under Alonzo Church.

Smullyan is the author of many books on recreational mathematics, recreational logic, etc. Most notably, one is titled What Is the Name of This Book?.

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"Smullyan's imagination seemingly knows no limits...His devilishly clever logic puzzle lead the reader from one level of complexity to the next...with a charming style and verve that propel the reader onward. -- The Los Angeles Times

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