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I love these books, though I don't share a Gardner's enthusiasm for topography. Nearly timeless puzzles. ( )
  Razinha | May 23, 2017 |
Whether you are intrigued or unnerved by the complexities of mathematics, this is a book that will both delight and infuriate you.
Culled from the pages of Scientific American, these puzzles, problems and paradoxes, with names like Hexaflexagons, Polyominoes and the Icosian Game, are the work of a master and the best of their kind. But a word of warning: this beguiling collection has been especially designed to seduce you for hours, days, weeks, from the more mundane business of practical life. Be on your guard!
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A collection of brain teasers and mathematical puzzles from the pages of Scientific American. Annotation. These clearly and cleverly presented mathematical recreations of paradoxes and paperfolding, Moebius variations and mnemonics both ancient and modern delight and perplex while demonstating principles of logic, probability, geometry, and other mathematical fields. Martin Gardner has turned a trick as neat as any in the book itself. He has selected a group of diversions which are not only entertaining but mathematically meaningful as well. The result is a work which is rewarding on almost every level of mathematical achievement. Elizabeth A. Kaye specializes in communications as part of her coaching and consulting practice. She has edited Requirements for Certification since the 2000-01 edition.… (more)

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