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Genre/Form: | Collections |
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Additional Physical Format: | Online version: Fadiman, Clifton, 1904-1999. Mathematical magpie. New York, Simon and Schuster 1962 (OCoLC)609511707 |

Document Type: | Book |

All Authors / Contributors: |
Clifton Fadiman |

OCLC Number: | 305912 |

Description: | xviii, 300 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm |

Contents: | Cartoon / Abner Dean -- Introduction / Clifton Fadiman -- Set of imaginaries -- Cartoon / Alan Dunn -- Feeling of power / Isaac Asimov -- Law / Robert M. Coates -- Appendix and the spectacles / Miles J. Breuer M.D. -- Paul Bunyon versus the conveyor belt / William Hazlett Upson -- Pacifist / Arthur C. Clarke -- Hermeneutical doughnut / H. Nearing, Jr. -- Star, bright / Mark Clifton -- FYI / James Blish -- Vanishing man / Richard Hughes -- Nine billion names of God / Arthur C. Clarke -- Comic sections -- three mathematical diversions / Raymond Queneau -- An exercise in style: mathematical -- On aerodynamic properties of addition -- Geometrical disapperance of dino -- Wonderful world of figures / Corey Ford -- A, B, and C -- Human element in mathematics / Stephen Leacock -- Cartoon / Johnny Hart -- Note on the Einstein theory / Max Beerbohm -- Achievement of H.T. Wensel / H. Allen Smith -- Needed : feminine math (with an addendum from The New Yorker on Culver City arithmetic) / Parke Cummings -- Cartoon / Alfred Frueh -- Two extracts / Mark Twain -- Mathematics For golfers / Stephen Leacock -- Mathematician's nightmare : The vision of Professor Squarepunt / Bertrand Russell -- Milo and the mathemagician / Norton Juster -- Irregular figures -- Cartoon / Saul Steinberg -- Sixteen stones / Samuel Beckett -- O'Brien's table / J.L. Synge -- Abominable Mr. Gunn / Robert Graves -- Coconuts / Ben Ames WIlliams -- Euclid and the bright boy / J.L. Synge -- Purse of Fortunatus / Lewis Carroll -- Cartoon / Saul Steinberg -- Symbolic logic of murder / John Reese -- Simple harmonic motions -- Cartoon / James Frankfort -- The Square of the hypotenuse -- Music / Saul Chaplin -- Lyrics / Johnny Mercer -- Ta ta -- Music / Charles Holbrooke -- Jingles / Sidney H. Sime -- Dividends and remainders -- Cartoon / Saul Steinberg -- Apothems from G.C. Lichtenberg, S.J. Lec, G. Polya, Lewis Carroll, Jules Renard, George Orwell, Goethe, Winston Churchill, J.B. Mencken, A. De Morgan, Etienne Bonnot de Condillac, Bill Mortlock, Anonymous -- Subset of anecdotes from A. De Morgan, Thomas Jefferson Hogg, George Gamow, W. W. R. Ball, Simon Newcomb, Elliot Paul, A.J. Lohwater -- Little nursery mathematics from Iona and Peter Opie, Frederick Winsor, L.A. Graham -- A quadrinomial of poems -- To a missing member of a family group of terms in an algebraical formula / J. J. Sylvester -- Portrait of a mathematician / Christopher Morley -- From The Dunciad / Alexander Pope -- Geometry / William Wordsworth -- Surd and absurd -- Me / Albert Schneck Jr. -- Cartoon / Leo Demare -- Song of the screw / Anonymous -- Modern Hiawatha / Author Unknown -- Loves of the triangles / John Hookman Frere and George Canning -- Mathematician in love / W. J. M. Rankine -- E=mc2 / Morris Bishop -- Engineers yell / Author Unknown -- Rhymes by algebra / William Whewell and Stephen Barr -- Note on "Symbols" / Michael Roberts -- A song against circles / R. P. Lister -- Wockyjabber / Hilbert Schenck Jr. -- Einstein: A parody in the manner of edw-n markh-m / Louis Untermeyer -- Tending to infinity / J. L. Synge -- The superlative degree / Earnest Elmo Calkins -- Magic Box / W.R. Baker -- Kiss precise / Frederick Soddy -- Kiss precise (generalized) / Thorold Gossett -- Hexlet / Frederick Soddy -- Short cuts to success / Ronald A. Knox -- A group of limericks -- Young lady named Bright / A. H. Reginald Buller, F.R.S. -- There was an old man who said "Do . . ." / Author Unknown -- Snip, snip / Hilbert Schneck, Jr. -- Cartoon / Paul Peter Porges -- Young man of sid. Sussex / Arthur C. Hilton -- Pun in orbit / Hilbert Schneck Jr. -- Mathematician confided / Author Unknown -- Three random points -- The map of England and the absolute / George Santayana -- Cupid with an adding machine / Charles D. Rice -- Miniver Problem / Jan Struther and L.A. Graham |

Responsibility: | assembled and edited, with an introduction and commentaries, by Clifton Fadiman. |

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CONTENTS Cartoon by Abner Dean Introduction by Clifton Fadiman I. A SET OF IMAGINARIES Cartoon by Alan Dunn The Feeling of Power by Isaac Asimov The Law by Robert M. Coates The Appendix and the Spectacles by Miles J. Breuer, M.D. Paul Bunyan Versus the Conveyor Belt by William Hazlett Upson The Pacifist by Arthur C. Clarke The Hermeneutical Doughnut by H. Nearing, Jr. Star, Bright by Mark Clifton FYI by James Blish The Vanishing Man by Richard Hughes The Nine Billion Names of God by Arthur C. Clarke II. COMIC SECTIONS Three Mathematical Diversions by Raymond Queneau 1--An Exercise in Style: Mathematical 2--On the Aerodynamic Properties of Addition 3--The Geometrical Disappearance of Dino The Wonderful World of Figures by Corey Ford A, B, and C--The Human Element in Mathematics by Stephen Leacock Cartoon by Johnny Hart A Note on the Einstein Theory by Max Beerbohm The Achievement of H. T. Wensel by H. Allen Smith Needed: Feminine Math (with an Addendum from The New Yorker on Culver City Arithmetic) by Parke Cummings Cartoon by Alfred Frueh Two Extracts by Mark Twain Mathematics for Golfers by Stephen Leacock The Mathematician's Nightmare: The Vision of Professor Squarepunt by Bertrand Russell Milo and the Mathemagician by Norton Juster III. IRREGULAR FIGURES Cartoon by Saul Steinberg Sixteen Stones by Samuel Beckett O'Brien's Table by J. L. Synge The Abominable Mr. Gunn by Robert Graves Coconuts by Ben Ames Williams Euclid and the Bright Boy by J. L. Synge The Purse of Fortunatus by Lewis Carroll Cartoon by Saul Steinberg The Symbolic Logic of Murder by John Reese IV. SIMPLE HARMONIC MOTIONS Cartoon by James Frankfort The Square of the Hypotenuse Music by Saul Chaplin Lyrics by Johnny Mercer The Ta Ta Music by Joseph Charles Holbrooke Jingles by Sidney H. Sime V. DIVIDENDS AND REMAINDERS Cartoon by Saul Steinberg Apothems from G. C. Lichtenberg, S. J. Lec, G. Polya, Lewis Carroll, Jules Renard, George Orwell, Goethe, Winston Churchill, J. B. Mencken, A. De Morgan, Etienne Bonnot de Condillac, Bill Mortlock, Anonymous A Subset of Anecdotes from A. De Morgan, Thomas Jefferson Hogg, George Gamow, W. W. R. Ball, Simon Newcomb, Elliot Paul, A. J. Lohwater A Little Nursery Mathematics from Iona and Peter Opie, Frederick Winsor, L. A. Graham A Quadrinomial of Poems To a Missing Member of a Family Group of Terms in an Algebraical Formula by J. J. Sylvester Portrait of a Mathematician by Christopher Morley From The Dunciad by Alexander Pope Geometry by William Wordsworth Surd and Absurd Me by Hilbert Schenck, Jr. Cartoon by Leo Demaré Song of the Screw--Anonymous The Modern Hiawatha--Author Unknown The Loves of the Triangles by John Hookham Frere and George Canning The Mathematician in Love by W. J. M. Rankine E = mc² by Morris Bishop Engineer's Yell--Author Unknown Rhymes by Algebra by William Whewell and Stephen Barr Note on θ, φ and ψ by Michael Roberts A Song Against Circles by R. P. Lister Wockyjabber by Hilbert Schenck, Jr. Einstein: A Parody in the Manner of Edw-n Markh-m by Louis Untermeyer Tending to Infinity by J. L. Synge The Superlative Degree by Earnest Elmo Calkins The Magic Box by W. R. Baker The Kiss Precise by Frederick Soddy The Kiss Precise (generalized) by Thorold Gosset The Hexlet by Frederick Soddy Short Cuts to Success by Ronald A. Knox A Group of Limericks The Young Lady Named Bright by A. H. Reginald Buller, F. R. S. There Was an Old Man Who Said, "Do..."--Author Unknown Snip, Snip by Hilbert Schenck, Jr. Cartoon by Paul Peter Porgés The Young Man of Sid. Sussex by Arthur C. Hilton Pun in Orbit by Hilbert Schenck, Jr. A Mathematician Confided--Author Unknown A Mathematician Named Klein--Author Unknown Three Random Points The Map of England and the Absolute by George Santanyana Cupid with an Adding Machine by Charles D. Rice The Miniver Problem by Jan Struther and L. A. Graham

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