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Brain Puzzler's Delight

Emmet, E. R.

ISBN 10: 0875231667 / ISBN 13: 9780875231662
Editorial: Emerson Books, Inc., Buchanan, 1973
Usado Condición: Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Past Pages (Oshawa, ON, Canada)

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BOOK: Corners, Spine Bumped; Light Shelf Rub to Boards; Spine Moderately Cocked; Edges Lightly Soiled. DUST JACKET: Repaired; Moderately Creased; Moderately Chipped; Spine Heavily Faded Due to Sun Exposure; Moderate Yellowing Due to Age; In Archival Quality Jacket Cover. CONTENTS: Preface; Part One: Miscellaneous - Easy; Part Two: Football Matches; Part Three: Missing Digits (Decimal Scale); Part Four: Missing Digits (Binary and Other Scales); Part Five: Miscellaneous - Not So Easy; Part Six: Cross - Number Puzzles; Part Seven: Some Orders of Merit; Part Eight: Our Factory; Part Nine: The Island of Imperfection; Part Ten: Miscellaneous - Hard; Solutions. SYNOPSIS: These unique mind-stretching puzzles call for clear, logical thinking and reasoning. No specialized mathematics is involved in the puzzles, though numbers do enter to some extent. There are no traps - no double meanings - no false scents - only straightforward situations, in varying degrees of complexity. The solutions call for ingenuity, imagination, and insight - and, above all, for the ability to stay with the thread of reasoning, wherever it leads and however unlikely its meanderings. Mr. Emmet is the author also of Learning to Think and Thinking Clearly. He holds strongly the view that our educational system today places too much emphasis on remembering and not enough on the use of the mind for thinking. The world in which he moves in this book is the unreal world of "closed system" thinking, where there is no place for what is probable or uncertain. If we are told that Duggie is a liar we can e sure there will be no deviation from his untruthfulness, that no change of heart or thoughtlessness on his part will result in truth slipping through. The puzzles are of varying types and arranged in order of difficulty. The puzzle buff is certain to derive pleasure, entertainment, and relaxation from Brain Puzzlers' Delight; more, and as a bonus, he will emerge with a mind elegantly exercised in disciplined, systematic, and resourceful thinking. But again, this will be lagniappe - the book is for enjoying. Solutions will full explanations appear at the close. Some of The Puzzles - MISCELLANEOUS - EASY Who Killed Popoff? The Engine-driver's Shirt. Wedding Predictions. Rithmetic Road. On the Tiles. Homes, Houses and Hopes. Vests and Vocations. Ping Pong Pill Passes On. Liars Again. The Poison Spreads. The Mathematics Paper. Abacus Avenue. MISSING DIGITS; MISCELLANEOUS - NOT SO EASY The Christmas Party. Alf, Bert and Charlie in the Classroom. The Years Roll By. Sinister Street. Youthful Ambitions. Alpha Avenue. Uncle Knows Best. Acacia Avenue. The Willahs and the Wallahs. Out of the Window and Over the Wall. The World of Bonkers. CROSS - NUMBER PUZZLES; SOME ORDERS OF MERIT Mathematics, English and French. The Deception Test. Who Beat Whom? The Race Is to the Ruthless. The Brainstorm Brothers. The Efficiency Test. Bert Goes Psychic. The Ladies' Tests. Latin, Greek and Mathematics. Honesty, Intelligence and Charm. OUR FACTORY Cousins and Uncles. Higher Thinking by Alf and Ernie. Personnel Tests. Intellectual Awareness. An Intelligence Test in the Factory. The Birthday Kings. Holidays Abroad. Names, Names, Names. How Old? THE ISLAND OF IMPERFECTION Tom, Dick and Harry. Awful, Beastly, Chronic and Dim. Monogamy Comes to the Island. Discontent in the Island. MISCELLANEOUS - HARD Clubs and Careers. The Car of Jones. Frocks for the Frolic. The Five Discs. Time Trouble. Salamanca Street. Round the Bend. The Island of Indecision. Calculation Crescent. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de ref. de la librería 002009

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Título: Brain Puzzler's Delight

Editorial: Emerson Books, Inc., Buchanan

Año de publicación: 1973

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro:Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fair

Edición: 5th Printing.

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