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THE COLOSSAL BOOK OF SHORT PUZZLES AND PROBLEMS

Gardner, Martin ( Dana Richards editor)

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ISBN 10: 0393061140 / ISBN 13: 9780393061147
Editorial: W. W. Norton & Company, New York, 2006
Usado Condición Near Fine Hard Cover
Librería: COOK AND BAKERS BOOKS (PARKSVILLE, VANCOUVER ISLAND, BC, Canada) Cantidad: 1

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A very nice unread copy. Featuring 340 classic brainteasers from all branches of mathemetics, including : Polyhedra - Pentominoes - Magic Cards - Bowling Pins - Afghan Bands - Killing Squares - Polypowers - Kobon Triangles - Toroids - Cryptarithms. Plus as a Bonus : 12 of the most intriguing new puzzles selected by Martin Gardner. Size: 7.5 x 9.5 " 494 Pages (1.5 kg). N° de ref. de la librería 54549

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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.

For more than twenty-five years, Martin Gardner was Scientific American's renowned provocateur of popular math. His yearly gatherings of short and inventive problems were easily his most anticipated math columns. Loyal readers would savor the wit and elegance of his explorations in physics, probability, topology, and chess, among others. Grouped by subject and arrayed from easiest to hardest, the puzzles gathered here, which complement the lengthier, more involved problems in The Colossal Book of Mathematics, have been selected by Gardner for their illuminating; and often bewildering; solutions. Filled with over 300 illustrations, this new volume even contains nine new mathematical gems that Gardner, now ninety, has been gathering for the last decade. No amateur or expert math lover should be without this indispensable volume; a capstone to Gardner's seventy-year career. 308 illustrations

Biografía del autor: Martin Gardner (1914-2010) is regarded as one of the world's leading experts on Lewis Carroll and his work. The author of more than a hundred books, he wrote the "Mathematical Games" column for Scientific American for twenty-five years and has been hailed by Douglas Hofstadter as "one of the great intellects produced in this country in this century."

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Título: THE COLOSSAL BOOK OF SHORT PUZZLES AND ...

Editorial: W. W. Norton & Company, New York

Año de publicación: 2006

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro: Near Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine

Edición: First Edition.

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