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Rosenhouse, Jason

Overview
Works: 4 works in 29 publications in 1 language and 1,721 library holdings
Genres: Anecdotes 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: QA95, 519.2
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Most widely held works by Jason Rosenhouse
The Monty Hall problem : the remarkable story of math's most contentious brainteaser by Jason Rosenhouse ( Book )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this light-hearted yet ultimately serious book, Jason Rosenhouse explores the history of this fascinating puzzle. Using a minimum of mathematics (and none at all for much of the book), he shows how the problem has fascinated philosophers, psychologists, and many others, and examines the many variations that have appeared over the years
Taking sudoku seriously : the math behind the world's most popular pencil puzzle by Jason Rosenhouse ( Book )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Packed with more than a hundred color illustrations and a wide variety of puzzles and brainteasers, Taking Sudoku Seriously uses this popular craze as the starting point for a fun-filled introduction to higher mathematics. How many Sudoku solution squares are there? What shapes other than three-by-three blocks can serve as acceptable Sudoku regions? What is the fewest number of starting clues a sound Sudoku puzzle can have? Does solving Sudoku require mathematics? Jason Rosenhouse and Laura Taalman show that answering these questions opens the door to a wealth of interesting mathematics. Indee
Among the creationists : dispatches from the anti-evolutionist front line by Jason Rosenhouse ( Book )
12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Why do so many Americans reject the modern theory of evolution? Why does creationism, thoroughly refuted by scientists, retain such popularity among the public? Is the perceived conflict between evolution and Christianity genuine, or is it merely an illusion peculiar to Protestant fundamentalism? Seeking answers to these questions, mathematician Jason Rosenhouse became a regular attendee at creationist conferences and other gatherings. After ten years of attending events like the giant Creation Mega-Conference in Lynchburg, Virginia, and visiting sites like the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky, and after hundreds of surprisingly friendly conversations with creationists of varying stripes, he has emerged with a story to tell, a story that goes well beyond the usual stereotypes of Bible-thumping fanatics railing against coldly rational scientists. Through anecdotes, personal reflections, and scientific and philosophical discussion, Rosenhouse presents a more down-to-earth picture of modern creationism and the people who espouse it. He is neither polemical nor insulting, but he does not pull punches when he spots an error in the logical or scientific reasoning of creationists, especially when they wander into his own field, mathematics. Along the way, he also tells the story of his own nonbeliever's attempt to understand a major aspect of American religion. Forced to wrestle with his views about God and evolution, Rosenhouse found himself drawn into a new world of ideas previously unknown to him, arriving at a sharper understanding of the reality of science-versus-religion disputes, and how these debates look to those beyond the ivory tower. A personal memoir of one scientist's attempt to come to grips with this controversy--by immersing himself in the culture of the anti-evolutionists--Among the Creationists is a fair, fresh, and insightful account of the modern American debate over Darwinism."--Jacket
Four lives : a celebration of Raymond Smullyan by Raymond M Smullyan ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
" This 'best of' collection of works by Raymond Smullyan features excerpts from his published writings, including logic puzzles, explorations of mathematical logic and paradoxes, retrograde analysis chess problems, jokes and anecdotes, and meditations on the philosophy of religion. In addition, numerous personal tributes salute this celebrated professor, author, and logic scholar who is also a magician and musician. "--
 
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Audience level: 0.35 (from 0.31 for Taking sud ... to 0.47 for Four lives ...)
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English (29)
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