The Universe in a Handkerchief: Lewis Carroll’s Mathematical Recreations, Games, Puzzles, and Word Plays

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This book contains scores of intriguing puzzles and paradoxes from Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice in Wonderland, whose interests ranged from inventing new games like Arithmetical Croquet to important problems in symbolic logic and propositional calculus. Written by Carroll expert and well-known mathematics author Martin Gardner, this tour through Carroll's inventions is both fun and informative.

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Martin Gardner's previous books on Lewis Carroll and his works include The Annotated Alice and More Annotated Alice. Mr. Gardner is also the author of many books on magic and recreational mathematics, and for many years wrote the Mathematical Recreations column for Scientific American.

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.,."a package tour of Carrolls whimsy, wit and wordplay... a treasure trove of Carrolian oddities...Martin Gardner is of course the only possible author, a kindred spirit who even shares Carrolls love of amateur magic...Enjoy." Ian Stewart in nature

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