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Series: Mathematical Games

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The Colossal Book of Mathematics: Classic Puzzles, Paradoxes, and Problems by Martin Gardnerselections
The Colossal Book of Short Puzzles and Problems by Martin Gardnerselections
Hexaflexagons, Probability Paradoxes, and the Tower of Hanoi by Martin Gardner1
The Second Scientific American Book of Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions by Martin Gardner2
New Mathematical Diversions by Martin Gardner3
The Unexpected Hanging and Other Mathematical Diversions by Martin Gardner4
Mathematical Carnival by Martin Gardner5
Sixth book of mathematical games from Scientific American by Martin Gardner6
Mathematical Magic Show by Martin Gardner7
Mathematical Circus by Martin Gardner8
The Incredible Dr. Matrix by Martin Gardner9
Wheels, Life, and Other Mathematical Amusements by Martin Gardner10
Knotted Doughnuts and Other Mathematical Entertainments by Martin Gardner11
Time Travel and Other Mathematical Bewilderments by Martin Gardner12
Penrose Tiles to Trapdoor Ciphers by Martin Gardner13
Fractal Music, Hypercards and More...: Mathematical Recreations from Scientific American Magazine by Martin Gardner14
The Last Recreations: Hydras, Eggs, and Other Mathematical Mystifications by Martin Gardner15
Martin Gardner's Mathematical Games by Martin Gardner1-15

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Series description

Collections of Martin Gardner's "Mathematical Games" column from Scientific American. The earlier of these volumes have been reprinted as "The New Martin Gardner Mathematical Library".


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