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Little original here, lots of rehashed stuff,
This review is from: Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities (Paperback)
I expect more from Ian Stewart than this. There are too many books around with this subject matter and in order to stand out it has to have that something extra. This one doesn't.
There are so many hackneyed old puzzles in here that really need to be laid to rest. The wolf, the goat and the cabbage - again? That one was done to death in The Office, for goodness sake. Stewart himself has already covered this one in its entirety in one of his earlier books anyway.
That said, it's readable and passably entertaining. Just too short on real meat.