The Unexpected Hanging, and Other Mathematical Diversions: With a New Afterword and Expanded Bibliography
Seasoned with Gardner's interest in the history and philosophy of science, this delightful book is a treasure-trove of puzzles, anecdotes, games, and logical theory. These intriguing problems, collected from Gardner's Scientific American columns, involve knots, interlocking rings, rotations and reflections, logical paradox, two-dimensional universes, chess strategies, and gambling odds.
"Gardner conjures problems that are both profound and silly; exquisite truths and outrageous absurdities; paradoxes, anagrams, palindromes and party tricks. . . . He knows, better than most, how many amazing true things there are in the world."—Newsweek
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This book is just a collection of some of Martin Gardner's Scientific American 'Mathematical Recreations' columns. In other words, it's pure gold. I would read the back of a matchbook if Gardner wrote ... Read full review