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The Colossal Book of Mathematics: Classic Puzzles, Paradoxes, and Problems

by Martin Gardners

The Colossal Book of Mathematics by Martin Gardner

The Colossal Book of Mathematics by Martin Gardner.

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For this ultimate collection Martin Gardner selected fifty of his best Mathematical Games columns he's been writing for Scientific American for twenty-five years.

They are gathered into 12 broad categories covering a vast spectrum of topics and themes of recreational mathematics: hexaflexagons, fractals, hypercubes, knots and doughnuts; arithmetic, algebra, plane and solid geometry, game and number theory; math puzzles, number and word challenges, logical conundrums, paradoxes; symmetry, topology, graph theory and higher dimensions; Klein bottles, Penrose tiles, Möbius strips and Bulgarian solitaire; physics, probability, infinity, and time travel; and many more.

Each section of this collection is provided with an updated bibliography, and each chapter includes a new addendum.

To some extent, this weighty collection taken together with another Martin Gardner's compendium, The Colossal Book of Short Puzzles and Problems, makes a wonderful introduction to the Martin Gardner Universe. Richly illustrated with 320 line drawings this collection is a must be for all Gardner fans, and all puzzle & math lovers, young and old alike.

More details about the book:
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company, 2001;
ISBN: 0-393-02023-1; Hardcover; 736 pages; 9 1/2 x 7 1/8.

The book is available at most of big book stores all over the World, both virtual and real, such as Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble.
Last Updated: December 2, 2009
Posted: May 21, 2007
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