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Undiluted hocus-pocus : the autobiography of Martin Gardner.

Author: Martin Gardner
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The late "Scientific American" columnist who published books on topics ranging from magic and math to philosophy and religion chronicles his life, from his childhood to his service in the Navy to his varied professional pursuits.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Biographies
Named Person: Martin Gardner; Martin Gardner; Martin Gardner; Martin Gardner
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Gardner
ISBN: 9780691159911 0691159912
OCLC Number: 840160969
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxvii, 233 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Magic, mathematics, and mysterians / by Persi Diaconis --
I am a mysterian --
Earliest memories --
Lee School --
Tulsa Central High, I --
Central High, II --
Hutchins and Adler --
Richard McKeon --
I lose my faith --
Chicago, I --
Chicago, II --
I become a journalist --
Mother and Dad --
The Navy, I --
The Navy, II --
Esquire and Humpty --
Scientific American --
Pseudoscience --
Math and magic friends --
Charlotte --
Bob and Betty --
God --
My philosophy --
My most elegant friend ... / by James Randi.

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Includes topics as diverse as magic, philosophy, religion, pseudoscience, and Alice in Wonderland. This title takes readers from author's childhood in Oklahoma to his college days at the University  Read more...

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"His radiant self lives on in his massive and luminous literary output and shines at its sweetest, wittiest and most personal in Undiluted Hocus-Pocus."--Teller, New York Times Book Review "For those Read more...

 
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