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The Big Book of Brain Games: 1,000 Playthinks of Art, Mathematics & Science

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A compulsive, exuberant cornucopia of puzzles, The Big Book of Brain Games is like salted peanuts for the mind. Here are mental games, visual challenges, logic posers, riddles and illusions.

Comprised of both original puzzles and mind-boggling adaptations of classics, this book, written by a man Wired magazine called “a living inspiration for the rest of us,” celebrates that unique place where pure play and problem solving coexist.

Start solving, and right away youll feel smart, intuitive, curious, successful and at one with the beauty of mathematics.

Synopsis:


About the original 1000 PlayThinks, Will Shortz of "The New York Times" said it best: “ The most wide-ranging, visually appealing, entertaining, gigantic collection of brainteasers since Sam Loyd’ s "Cyclopedia of Puzzles" almost a century ago.” Inside "The Big Book of Brain Games," you will find an obsessive collection of 1,000 challenges, puzzles, riddles, illusions— originals as well as must-do classics— it’ s like salted peanuts for the brain. With jampacked pages and a full-color illustration for each entry, the book, opened anywhere, is a call to action. (And it’ s guaranteed to make you smarter.) Twelve basic categories include Geometry, Patterns, Numbers, Logic and Probability, and Perception. An easy-to-read key at the top of each game ranks its difficulty on a scale of 1 to 10, while indices in the back cross-reference the puzzles. (You’ ll find the answers back there, too.)

About the Author

Ivan Moscovich is an internationally known and acclaimed inventor, puzzler, and artist. He has designed award-winning toys for Mattel, Kenner, Childcraft, Ravensburger, Binary Arts, and other companies, and is the author of the MindGames series and other books.  Mr. Moscovich lives in the Netherlands.
A graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, Ian Stewart has reported from more than 40 countries. At the age of twenty-seven, he was appointed bureau chief of UPI's South Asia bureau. He later joined the Associated Press and was named bureau chief of its West Africa bureau in 1998. He lives in Berkeley, California.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Introduction

How to Use This Book

Chapter 1: Thinking about PlayThinks

Chapter 2: Geometry

Chapter 3: Points and Lines

Chapter 4: Graphs and Networks

Chapter 5: Curves and Circles

Chapter 6: Shapes and Polygons

Chapter 7: Patterns

Chapter 8: Dissections

Chapter 9: Numbers

Chapter 10: Logic and Probability

Chapter 11: Topology

Chapter 12: Science

Chapter 13: Perception

Chapter 14: Bonus Round

Solutions

References

Difficulty Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780761134664
Author:
Moscovich, Ivan
Publisher:
Workman Publishing
Foreword by:
Stewart, Ian
Foreword:
Stewart, Ian
Author:
Stewart, Ian
Subject:
Scientific recreations
Subject:
Logic & Brain Teasers
Subject:
Puzzles
Subject:
GAMES / Logic and Brain Teasers
Subject:
Riddles
Subject:
Optical illusions
Subject:
GAMES / Logic & Brain Teasers
Subject:
Games-Mental Puzzles
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
July 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
420
Dimensions:
266.7 x 239.776 x 23.876 mm

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About the original 1000 PlayThinks, Will Shortz of "The New York Times" said it best: “ The most wide-ranging, visually appealing, entertaining, gigantic collection of brainteasers since Sam Loyd’ s "Cyclopedia of Puzzles" almost a century ago.” Inside "The Big Book of Brain Games," you will find an obsessive collection of 1,000 challenges, puzzles, riddles, illusions— originals as well as must-do classics— it’ s like salted peanuts for the brain. With jampacked pages and a full-color illustration for each entry, the book, opened anywhere, is a call to action. (And it’ s guaranteed to make you smarter.) Twelve basic categories include Geometry, Patterns, Numbers, Logic and Probability, and Perception. An easy-to-read key at the top of each game ranks its difficulty on a scale of 1 to 10, while indices in the back cross-reference the puzzles. (You’ ll find the answers back there, too.)
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