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The colossal book of short puzzles and problems : combinatorics, probability, algebra, geometry, topology, chess, logic, cryptarithms, wordplay, physics and other topics of recreational mathematics

Author: Martin Gardner; Dana Richards
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Grouped by subject and arrayed from easiest to hardest, the puzzles gathered here have been selected by Gardner for their illuminating--and often bewildering--solutions. Filled with over 300 illustrations.
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Genre/Form: Puzzles and games
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Gardner; Dana Richards
ISBN: 0393061140 9780393061147
OCLC Number: 61361573
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 494 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Combinatorial & numerical problems --
Geometric puzzles --
Algorithmic puzzles & games --
Other puzzles.
Responsibility: Martin Gardner ; edited by Dana Richards.
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Finally collected in one volume, Martin Gardner's immensely popular short puzzles; along with a few new ones from the master.  Read more...

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