Seasoned with Gardner's interest in the history and philosophy of science, this delightful book is a treasure-trove of puzzles, anecdotes, games, and logical theory. These intriguing problems, collected from Gardner's Scientific American columns, involve knots, interlocking rings, rotations and reflections, logical paradox, two-dimensional universes, chess strategies, and gambling odds.
"Gardner conjures problems that are both profound and silly; exquisite truths and outrageous absurdities; paradoxes, anagrams, palindromes and party tricks. . . . He knows, better than most, how many amazing true things there are in the world."-- Newsweek
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Martin Gardner is an American mathematics and science writer specializing in recreational mathematics, but with interests encompassing micromagic, stage magic, pseudoscience, literature (especially the writings of Lewis Carroll), philosophy, scientific skepticism, and religion. He wrote the 'Mathematical Games' column in Scientific American from 1956 to 1981, and he has published over 70 books.
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Book Description University of Chicago Press, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0226282562
Book Description University of Chicago Press, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110226282562
Book Description University of Chicago Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0226282562 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0096542
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