Knots and Borromean Rings, Rep-Tiles, and Eight Queens: Martin Gardner's Unexpected Hanging (The New Martin Gardner Mathematical Library) Hardcover – 15 Sep 2014
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'Martin Gardner's fifteen volumes about mathematical games are the Canon – timeless classics that are always worth reading and rereading.' Don Knuth
'Gardner is a model teacher of mathematics, pushing others to take interesting side explorations, solve challenging problems, and enjoy the beauty of mathematics. This reviewer applauds the republication of his genius in 'The New Martin Gardner Mathematical Library' series, complete with revised explanations, new insights, up-to-date reference links, and brief surveys of recent discoveries … it is worth getting the new editions and sharing these new gems!' J. Johnson, Choice
'I recommend you approach this book on a Sunday afternoon, with paper and pen, a few biscuits for brain-power and a good hour to spare for puzzling. It is worth it.' Charlotte Mulcare, + plus Magazine
Challenge yourself with new twists on the hangman's paradox, cat's cradle, gambling, peg solitaire, pi and e. All of these and more are back in Martin Gardner's inimitable style, with updates on the latest developments and discoveries.See all Product Description
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This book is a collection of twenty articles that appeared in “Scientific American” in the years 1961, 1962 and 1963. All of them have the distinctive Gardner style of dissecting (sometimes quite literally in the case of geometry) a problem down into the fundamental components and then building the solution.
One of the hardest jobs that can be envisioned would be to select a “best of” collection of Gardner’s works. The following line that I used in a previous review has been quoted in other media outlets, “If there were mathematics of watching paint dry, Martin Gardner could make it interesting.” As is always the case, this book is an opportunity to read and learn from the master.
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