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Knotted Doughnuts and Other Mathematical Entertainments Paperback – 29 Oct 1986

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  • Paperback: 278 pages
  • Publisher: W.H.Freeman & Co Ltd (29 Oct. 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0716717999
  • ISBN-13: 978-0716717997
  • Product Dimensions: 23.3 x 15.5 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,445,546 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 18 Feb. 2001
Format: Paperback
A good fun book even though its mathematical. Written in a very clear and entertaining way not just for Mathematicians.
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Less entertaining than the usual Martin Gardner 19 Oct. 2008
By Giant Panda - Published on
Format: Paperback
I loved reading Martin Gardner's books since I was a kid. Unfortunately, though packed with mathematical curiousities, I found the present book a drag to read. Some chapters were particularly dry and others just too mechanical. The addenda to each chapter, trying to beat each topic to death, detract from the flow of the book. There are some nice problems in there, but you may want to skip some sections altogether.
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Gardner weaves the magic of math 8 Oct. 2000
By A. Arora - Published on
Format: Paperback
Gardner weaves the magic of mathematics again in this awesome math "thriller". After 'Time Travel', this is the second book I read, and I think Gardner does a wonderful job of going about math in a non-boring way. At some points of time, I had difficulty understanding whether I am supposed to be a complete novice or an advanced student, hence the 4 stars.
Math can be fun? Yes! 6 Feb. 2014
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This excellent collection of math games by the Polymath maestro himself Martin Gardne is worth every penny. A lot of these are from his Scientific American articles that appeared a few decades ago. So it's great to have them all in one volume, and a bonus, a lot if the games have additional ruminations and suggestions gathered between the time they first appeared & then published in this volume.
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