Gardner's second collection of amusing, thought-provoking problems and puzzles from Loyd's Cyclopedia — perhaps the most exciting collection of puzzles ever assembled in one volume. Arithmetic, algebra, speed and distance problems, game theory, counter and sliding block problems, similar topics... read more
Mathematics, Magic and Mystery by Martin Gardner Famed puzzle expert explains math behind a multitude of mystifying tricks: card tricks, stage "mind reading," coin and match tricks, counting out games, geometric dissections, etc. More than 400 tricks. 135 illustrations.
My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles by Martin Gardner The noted expert selects 70 of his favorite "short" puzzles, including such mind-bogglers as The Returning Explorer, The Mutilated Chessboard, Scrambled Box Tops, and dozens more involving logic and basic math. Solutions.
Mathematical Puzzles of Sam Loyd by Martin Gardner Bizarre imagination, originality, trickiness, and whimsy characterize puzzles of Sam Loyd, America's greatest puzzler. Present selection from fabulously rare Cyclopedia. 150 period line drawings.
Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles by Martin Gardner A mixture of old and new riddles covering a variety of mathematical topics: money, speed, plane and solid geometry, probability, topology, tricky puzzles, and more. 65 black-and-white illustrations.
Mathematical Fun, Games and Puzzles by Jack Frohlichstein This collection of puzzles and games introduces the basic ideas and operations of arithmetic. It presents 418 problems and 120 illustrations covering a wide range of topics: averages, fractions, decimals, percentages, more.
Mathematical Recreations: Second Revised Edition by Maurice Kraitchik Ranging from ancient Greek and Roman problems to modern applications and techniques, this book features 250 puzzles and problems — with solutions — from medieval European, Arabic, and Hindu sources.
Entertaining Science Experiments with Everyday Objects by Martin Gardner A prominent popular science writer presents simple instructions for 100 illustrated experiments. Memorable, easily understood experiments illuminate principles related to astronomy, chemistry, physiology, psychology, mathematics, topology, probability, acoustics, other areas.
Martin Gardner's Science Magic: Tricks and Puzzles by Martin Gardner Fun and fascinating, 89 simple magic tricks will teach both children and adults the scientific principles behind electricity, magnetism, sound, gravity, water, and more. Only basic everyday items are needed. Includes 89 black-and-white illustrations.
Martin Gardner's Table Magic by Martin Gardner Step-by-step instructions and nearly 200 simple diagrams show beginners how to make cards vanish and reappear, get coins to pass through solid objects, make articles mysteriously travel from one location to another, and more.
Mental Magic: Surefire Tricks to Amaze Your Friends by Martin Gardner, Jeff Sinclair Professor Picanumba has dozens of surefire tricks up his sleeve — and he's willing to show junior mathemagicians how to predict the answers to 88 word and number challenges. Includes solutions and illustrations.
Mind-Boggling Word Puzzles by Martin Gardner, V.G. Myers A famous puzzlemeister presents 103 perplexing brainteasers, anagrams, and rebus and logic puzzles. There are clues — and humor — in the 69 whimsical illustrations, plus solutions for anyone who gets stumped.
Perplexing Puzzles and Tantalizing Teasers by Martin Gardner Ninety-three riddles, mazes, illusions, tricky questions, word and picture puzzles, and other challenges offer hours of entertainment for youngsters. Richly illustrated with rib-tickling drawings by Laszlo Kubinyi. Includes solutions.
Mathematical Brain Benders by Stephen Barr Challenge yourself with over 100 fresh paradoxes, puzzles, riddles, conundrums, word and number games for the jaded, skeptical puzzlist. Over 100 pages of comprehensive answers. Approximately 300 illustrations.
Mathematical Games and How to Play Them by Steven Vajda This book uses methods of algebra, geometry, combinatorics, number theory, and graph theory to analyze the rules and theories of mathematical games and to offer winning strategies. 1992 edition.
Calculator Puzzles, Tricks and Games by Norvin Pallas Perform amazing feats of mathematical magic, answer clever riddles, solve a baffling murder, and much more with this clever introduction to calculator games. Answers included.
Lewis Carroll's Games and Puzzles by Lewis Carroll, Edward Wakeling Forty-two perplexing puzzles by creator of Alice in Wonderland: Cakes in a Row, Looking-Glass Time, Arithmetical Croquet, Diverse Doublets, and others. Hints, solutions. Illustrations by John Tenniel.
Leonardo's Mirror and Other Puzzles by Ivan Moscovich One of the world's top puzzle- and game-makers compiled this dazzling assortment of 86 mathematical challenges from ancient and modern sources. Includes colorful, engaging graphics and complete solutions.
King Arthur in Search of His Dog and Other Curious Puzzles by Raymond M. Smullyan This fanciful, original collection for readers of all ages features arithmetic puzzles, logic problems related to crime detection, and logic and arithmetic puzzles involving King Arthur and his Dogs of the Round Table.
The Monty Hall Problem and Other Puzzles by Ivan Moscovich Assembled by a prominent puzzle-maker, this intriguing full-color book's challenges range from riddles of ancient geometry to modern issues of traffic patterns and interstellar communications. Dynamic illustrations help define underlying mathematical concepts. Solutions.
The Moscow Puzzles: 359 Mathematical Recreations by Boris A. Kordemsky Most popular Russian puzzle book ever published. Brainteasers range from simple "catch" riddles to difficult problems. Lavishly illustrated. First English translation. Introduction. Solutions.
Professor Hoffmann's Best Math and Logic Puzzles by Louis Hoffmann These pleasantly perplexing highlights from the classic 1893 puzzle book abound in Victorian charm. They include both arithmetic problems and challenges involving words and letters. Complete solutions.
Book of Curious and Interesting Puzzles by David Wells This collection by a bestselling author consists of more than 560 puzzles from around the world and throughout history. "Of immense interest." — Mathematical Gazette. 382 illustrations.
The Puzzling Adventures of Dr. Ecco by Dennis Shasha Join math detective in solving nearly 40 puzzles inspired by methods in computer science and mathematics. The Tower of Lego, Odd Doors Problem, Spies and Double Agents, many more. Solutions.
Mental Gymnastics: Recreational Mathematics Puzzles by Dick Hess Suitable for dedicated puzzlists ages 12 and older, these challenges involve numbers, geometry, logic, and probability and include story puzzles and playful puzzles. More than 120 problems of varying difficulty, plus solutions.
Rediscovered Lewis Carroll Puzzles by Lewis Carroll, Edward Wakeling Forty-two mathematical mind-benders: Castle Croquet, A Sticky but Polished Riddle, Who's Coming to Dinner?, A New Way to Pay Old Debts, Feeding the Cat, and more. Solutions.
Symbolic Logic and the Game of Logic by Lewis Carroll Over 350 ingenious problems involving classical logic: logic expressed in symbols; syllogisms and the sorites diagrammed; logic as a game played with 2 diagrams and a set of counters.
Gardner's second collection of amusing, thought-provoking problems and puzzles from Loyd's Cyclopedia — perhaps the most exciting collection of puzzles ever assembled in one volume. Arithmetic, algebra, speed and distance problems, game theory, counter and sliding block problems, similar topics. 166 problems. 150 original drawings, diagrams.
The worldwide mathematical community was saddened by the death of Martin Gardner on May 22, 2010. Martin was 95 years old when he died, and had written 70 or 80 books during his long lifetime as an author. Martin's first Dover books were published in 1956 and 1957: Mathematics, Magic and Mystery, one of the first popular books on the intellectual excitement of mathematics to reach a wide audience, and Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science, certainly one of the first popular books to cast a devastatingly skeptical eye on the claims of pseudoscience and the many guises in which the modern world has given rise to it. Both of these pioneering books are still in print with Dover today along with more than a dozen other titles of Martin's books. They run the gamut from his elementary Codes, Ciphers and Secret Writing, which has been enjoyed by generations of younger readers since the 1980s, to the more demanding The New Ambidextrous Universe: Symmetry and Asymmetry from Mirror Reflections to Superstrings, which Dover published in its final revised form in 2005.
To those of us who have been associated with Dover for a long time, however, Martin was more than an author, albeit a remarkably popular and successful one. As a member of the small group of long-time advisors and consultants, which included NYU's Morris Kline in mathematics, Harvard's I. Bernard Cohen in the history of science, and MIT's J. P. Den Hartog in engineering, Martin's advice and editorial suggestions in the formative 1950s helped to define the Dover publishing program and give it the point of view which — despite many changes, new directions, and the consequences of evolution — continues to be operative today.
In the Author's Own Words: "Politicians, real-estate agents, used-car salesmen, and advertising copy-writers are expected to stretch facts in self-serving directions, but scientists who falsify their results are regarded by their peers as committing an inexcusable crime. Yet the sad fact is that the history of science swarms with cases of outright fakery and instances of scientists who unconsciously distorted their work by seeing it through lenses of passionately held beliefs."
"A surprising proportion of mathematicians are accomplished musicians. Is it because music and mathematics share patterns that are beautiful?" — Martin Gardner
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