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Ancient puzzles : classic brainteasers and other timeless mathematical games of the last 10 centuries

Author: Dominic Olivastro
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1993.
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Presents a popular history of mathematics by focusing on the puzzles that civilizations posed for their own education and entertainment. Includes "puzzle problems" from ancient Africa, Egypt, Persia, China, and Greece and from cultures and texts spanning the Middle Ages and the Reniassance all the way to the present.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Olivastro, Dominic.
Ancient puzzles.
New York : Bantam Books, 1993
(OCoLC)707162516
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dominic Olivastro
ISBN: 0553372971 9780553372977
OCLC Number: 28147772
Description: 280 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The first etches --
The entrance into all obscure secrets --
On a temple roof --
To measure the heavens --
On a turtle shell --
Speak, who can --
I was regarded with astonishment --
The merchants of Pisa and the digits of the hindus --
Graphs and puzzles.
Responsibility: Dominic Olivastro.

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Presents a popular history of mathematics by focusing on the puzzles that civilizations posed for their own education and entertainment. Includes "puzzle problems" from ancient Africa, Egypt, Persia, China, and Greece and from cultures and texts spanning the Middle Ages and the Reniassance all the way to the present.

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