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Here is an irresistibly addictive book for anyone whose juices flow when presented with a baffling puzzle. This fiendishly clever book pits readers' wits and deductive powers against a dizzying array of word problems, questions, riddles, and graphic brainteasers, all devised (if you dare to believe) by aliens who have arrived to assess our intelligence in such far-flung areas of the human mind as abstract reasoning, mathematics, religion, morality, and humanity's concepts of beauty.
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Imagine how aliens might test your intelligence. Certainly not with the same tests you took in school. They might give you something like this book--if they were extremely cool aliens. Clifford Pickover uses the storyline of an alien intelligence test to deliver one of the most refreshing puzzle books in years. You'll be tested on logic and general knowledge in most unexpected ways. Alongside the games are thought-provoking quotes pertaining to alien contact, the nature of reality, and our own knowledge of the universe. The result is a game book that's a little eerie, very witty, and utterly addictive.About the Author:
Clifford A. Pickover is lead columnist for the brain-boggler column in Discover magazine.
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Book Description Basic Books, 1997. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0465001106
Book Description Basic Books, 1997. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0465001106
Book Description Basic Books, 1997. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110465001106
Book Description BasicBooks / A Division of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., New York, 1997. Soft cover. Condition: New. 1st Edition. New. New York: BasicBooks / A Division of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., 1997. First Edition and First Printing. Octavo, wraps, 106 pp. As New; pristine. The most collectible form of Pickover's "alien" themed brainteaser collection, in perfect condition. See scans. L68. Seller Inventory # 010016