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Rediscovered Lewis Carroll Puzzles

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Publisher Comments:

Best known as the author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll was also a noted mathematician and puzzlist. Toward the end of his life, he was working on a collection of puzzles, but died before it was completed. Edward Wakeling, a Lewis Carroll scholar and mathematician, drew on that collection to prepare this volume of 42 delightfully diverting mind-benders: A Geometrical Paradox; Castle Croquet; A Sticky but Polished Riddle; Predicting the Total; Pounds, Shillings and Pence; Cats and Rats; Eligible Apartments; A Good Prospect; The Monkey and Weight Problem; Feeding the Cat; A New Way to Pay Old Debts; Crossing the River; Who's Coming to Dinner?; Going to the Theatre; Two Tumblers; Spheres and Dodecahedrons; and 26 more. Enhanced with illustrations by John Tenniel (the original illustrator of Alice) and others, this volume will delight Lewis Carroll fans and puzzlists alike. Solutions are included.

Synopsis:

Forty-two mathematical mind-benders: Castle Croquet, A Sticky but Polished Riddle, Who's Coming to Dinner?, A New Way to Pay Old Debts, Feeding the Cat, and more. Solutions.

Synopsis:

This challenging collection of 42 mathematical mind-benders, compiled by a noted Lewis Carroll scholar, includes Castle Croquet, A Sticky but Polished Riddle, Who's Coming to Dinner?, A New Way to Pay Old Debts, Eligible Apartments, Predicting the Total, and more. Includes complete solutions and drawings by John Tenniel, the original illustrator of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Synopsis:

This challenging collection of 42 mathematical mind-benders, compiled by a noted Lewis Carroll scholar, includes Castle Croquet, A Sticky but Polished Riddle, Who's Coming to Dinner?, A New Way to Pay Old Debts, Eligible Apartments, Predicting the Total, and more. Includes complete solutions and drawings by John Tenniel, the original illustrator of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

About the Author

Lewis Carroll (1832-98) was the pseudonym of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, Through the Looking Glass, are rich repositories of his sparkling gifts for wordplay, logic, and fantasy.

Table of Contents

  Introduction

1. Why Is a Raven Like a Writing-Desk?

2. A Rebus Letter

3. A Spiral Letter

4. The Captive Queen

5. A New Way to Pay Old Debts

6. The Day of the Week for Any Given Date

7. A Geometrical Paradox

8. The Rule of Three

9. The Monkey and Weight Problem

10. Crossing the River

11. Castle Croquet

12. More Doublets

13. Names in Poems

14. Anagrams

15. The Flower Riddle

16. Feeding the Cat

17. The Sun and the Moon

18. Tangrams

19. A Sticky but Polished Riddle

20. Anagrammatic Sonnet

21. A Charade

22. Fish Riddle

23. Cats and Rats

24. Syzygies

25. "Pounds, Shillings and Pence"

26. Three Triangles

27. Every Triangle Has a Pair of Equal Sides!

28. A Good Prospect

29. The Telegraph Cipher

30. Division by 9 and 11

31. Coins

32. Bag Containing Tickets

33. Going to the Theatre

34. Two Tumblers

35. Roman Numerals

36. Spheres and Dodecahedrons

37. Predicting the Total

38. The Impossible Hole

39. Excelsior

40. Eligible Apartments

41. Who's Coming to Dinner?

42. Memoria Technica

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486288611
Other:
Wakeling, Edward
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Editor:
Wakeling, Edward
Author:
Ward
Author:
Carroll, Lewis
Author:
Wakeling, Edward
Author:
Wakeling, Ed
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Games, magic and puzzles
Subject:
Hobbies and games
Subject:
Puzzles
Subject:
Games & Activities - General
Subject:
Mathematical recreations
Subject:
Games & Activities - Puzzles
Subject:
Children s-Games
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Recreational Math
Publication Date:
19960131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 4 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.3 lb
Age Level:
03-UP

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"Synopsis" by ,
Forty-two mathematical mind-benders: Castle Croquet, A Sticky but Polished Riddle, Who's Coming to Dinner?, A New Way to Pay Old Debts, Feeding the Cat, and more. Solutions.
"Synopsis" by ,
This challenging collection of 42 mathematical mind-benders, compiled by a noted Lewis Carroll scholar, includes Castle Croquet, A Sticky but Polished Riddle, Who's Coming to Dinner?, A New Way to Pay Old Debts, Eligible Apartments, Predicting the Total, and more. Includes complete solutions and drawings by John Tenniel, the original illustrator of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
"Synopsis" by ,
This challenging collection of 42 mathematical mind-benders, compiled by a noted Lewis Carroll scholar, includes Castle Croquet, A Sticky but Polished Riddle, Who's Coming to Dinner?, A New Way to Pay Old Debts, Eligible Apartments, Predicting the Total, and more. Includes complete solutions and drawings by John Tenniel, the original illustrator of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
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