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The Colossal Book of Short Puzzles and Problems By Martin Gardner

The Colossal Book of Short Puzzles and Problems

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Finally collected in one volume, Martin Gardner's immensely popular short puzzles; along with a few new ones from the master.
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The Colossal Book of Short Puzzles and Problems by Martin Gardner

For more than twenty-five years, Martin Gardner was Scientific American's renowned provocateur of popular math. His yearly gatherings of short and inventive problems were easily his most anticipated math columns. Loyal readers would savor the wit and elegance of his explorations in physics, probability, topology, and chess, among others. Grouped by subject and arrayed from easiest to hardest, the puzzles gathered here, which complement the lengthier, more involved problems in The Colossal Book of Mathematics, have been selected by Gardner for their illuminating; and often bewildering; solutions. Filled with over 300 illustrations, this new volume even contains nine new mathematical gems that Gardner, now ninety, has been gathering for the last decade. No amateur or expert math lover should be without this indispensable volume; a capstone to Gardner's seventy-year career.

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"A remarkable retrospective of [Gardner's] astonishingly influential career as an expositor extraordinaire."

About Martin Gardner


Martin Gardner (1914-2010) is regarded as one of the world's leading experts on Lewis Carroll and his work. The author of more than a hundred books, he wrote the "Mathematical Games" column for Scientific American for twenty-five years and has been hailed by Douglas Hofstadter as "one of the great intellects produced in this country in this century."

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GOR002727007
The Colossal Book of Short Puzzles and Problems by Martin Gardner
Martin Gardner
Used - Very Good
Hardback
WW Norton & Co
2005-11-22
512
0393061140
9780393061147
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