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The Colossal Book of Short Puzzles and Problems

by Martin Gardners

The Colossal Book of Short Puzzles and Problems by Martin Gardner

The Colossal Book of Short Puzzles and Problems by Martin Gardner.

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Another big collection of Martin Gardner's puzzles. It directly complements his previous compendium, The Colossal Book of Mathematics, and these two volumes together make the most astounding, two-book series in the recreational mathematics.

For this puzzle collection Martin Gardner chose 340 brightest puzzle gems, published in his legendary Mathematical Games column run in Scientific American for twenty-five years.

They are grouped into four big sections: combinatorial and numerical problems; geometric puzzles; algorithmic puzzles and games; and other puzzles. Also, Martin Gardner added a dozen new puzzles not previously published in his column. Within each section puzzles go from simple through moderate to difficult. The main specific of this collection is that each puzzle is provided with very detailed answer and explanation which show to the solver all steps leading to the right (and always bright!) solution.

The book is richly illustrated with over 300 detailed illustration. Definitely, it is another must be for all Gardner fans and all puzzlers.

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More details about the book:
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company, 2005;
Editor: Dana Richards;
ISBN: 0-393-06114-0; Hardcover; 512 pages; 9 1/2 x 7 1/8.

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