Alice and her friends return for another romp through Wonderland and the Looking-Glass with these eighty-eight puzzles, paradoxes, and logic problems. Raymond M. Smullyan's characters speak and behave like the originals, and their puzzles abound in typical Carrollian word play, logic problems, and da... read more
The Lady or the Tiger?: and Other Logic Puzzles by Raymond M. Smullyan Created by a renowned puzzle master, these whimsically themed challenges involve paradoxes about probability, time, and change; metapuzzles; and self-referentiality. Nineteen chapters advance in difficulty from relatively simple to highly complex. 1982 edition.
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.
Satan, Cantor and Infinity: Mind-Boggling Puzzles by Raymond M. Smullyan A renowned mathematician tells stories of knights and knaves in an entertaining look at the logical precepts behind infinity, probability, time, and change. Complete solutions appear within the narrative of the text.
The Pyrgic Puzzler: Classic Conundrums by Christopher Maslanka, Michael Harrington, Iris Murdoch Eighty mind-bending problems feature eccentric characters, delightfully surrealistic illustrations, and humorous situations. The author offers hints as well as solutions in a splendid tangle of storytelling that provides both chuckles and challenges.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
More Mathematical Puzzles of Sam Loyd by Martin Gardner Second collection of amusing, thought-provoking problems and puzzles from the Cyclopedia. Arithmetic, algebra, speed and distance problems, game theory, counter and sliding block problems, similar topics. 166 problems. 150 original drawings, diagrams.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Amusements in Mathematics by Henry E. Dudeney One of the largest puzzle collections — 430 brainteasers based on algebra, arithmetic, permutations, probability, plane figure dissection, properties of numbers, etc. More than 450 illustrations.
The Canterbury Puzzles by H. E. Dudeney 110 ingenious puzzles, presented as incidents in connected stories, including 31 problems amusingly posed by pilgrims in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Solutions included.
101 Puzzles in Thought and Logic by C. R. Wylie, Jr. Solve murder problems and robberies, see which fishermen are liars and how a blind man can identify color — purely by reasoning! Hours of mind-strengthening entertainment.
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.
Alice and her friends return for another romp through Wonderland and the Looking-Glass with these eighty-eight puzzles, paradoxes, and logic problems. Raymond M. Smullyan's characters speak and behave like the originals, and their puzzles abound in typical Carrollian word play, logic problems, and dark philosophical paradoxes. Isaac Asimov described this book as "amusing, entertaining, and surprisingly educational. And it might just send you back to reread Alice." Readers of all ages will delight in the charming stories and the wealth of ingenious puzzles. Written by a distinguished mathematician and creator of popular puzzle books, this volume requires no background in formal logic. The puzzles become progressively more complex, and complete solutions appear at the end. Puzzle authority Martin Gardner provides an Introduction to the text, which is enhanced by sixty charming illustrations. "An ingenious book," declared the Boston Globe, "magnificent for those who like conundrums, amusing for those who don't, and a tribute in itself to the genius of Lewis Carroll."
Reprint of the Penguin Books, New York, 1987 edition.
Raymond Smullyan (1919– ), mathematician, logician, magician, creator of extraordinary puzzles, philosopher, pianist, and man of many parts. The first Dover book by Raymond Smullyan was First-Order Logic (1995). Recent years have brought a number of his magical books of logic and math puzzles: The Lady or the Tiger (2009); Satan, Cantor and Infinity (2009); an original, never-before-published collection, King Arthur in Search of His Dog and Other Curious Puzzles (2010); and Set Theory and the Continuum Problem (with Melvin Fitting, also reprinted by Dover in 2010). More will be coming in subsequent years.
In the Author's Own Words: "Recently, someone asked me if I believed in astrology. He seemed somewhat puzzled when I explained that the reason I don't is that I'm a Gemini."
"Some people are always critical of vague statements. I tend rather to be critical of precise statements: they are the only ones which can correctly be labeled 'wrong.'" — Raymond Smullyan
Critical Acclaim for The Lady or the Tiger: "Another scintillating collection of brilliant problems and paradoxes by the most entertaining logician and set theorist who ever lived." — Martin Gardner
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