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"Ian Stewart's quirky humor and imaginative storytelling entice readers into a fascinating world of mathematical curiosities and mind-tickling puzzles. I couldn't help laughing as I tussled with the intricacies of graphs, groups, and catastrophes."--Ivars Peterson, author and columnist for Science News

"It is impossible to read him without learning a great deal and thoroughly enjoying the instruction."—Martin Gardner

Populated by curious creatures whose stories unfold with jokes and puns, this mathematical wonderland of puzzles and games also imparts significant mathematical ideas. Ian Stewart, an active popularizer of mathematics and a university professor, has selected 16 of his columns from Pour la Science, the French edition of Scientific American. Most are based on a mathematical idea, dressed up with oddball characters and wacky wordplay, such as "The Lion, the Llama, and the Lettuce," which employs graph theory to relate how a farmer got his produce to market, and "Through the Evolvoscope," a view of catastrophe theory punctuated by flying cats and flipperpotami. 1992 ed. 125 figures.

Synopsis:

Populated by curious creatures whose stories unfold with jokes and puns, this mathematical wonderland of puzzles and games also imparts significant mathematical ideas. Ian Stewart, an active popularizer of mathematics, university professor, and former columnist for Scientific American's "Mathematical Games" section, has selected 16 of his columns from Pour la Science, the French edition of Scientific American, most based on a mathematical idea dressed up with oddball characters and wacky wordplay.

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Populated by curious creatures whose stories unfold with jokes and puns, this mathematical wonderland of puzzles and games also imparts significant mathematical ideas. Ian Stewart--an active popularizer of mathematics, university professor, and former columnist for"

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Ian Stewart, an active popularizer of mathematics, university professor, and former columnist for Scientific American's "Mathematical Games" column.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486431819
Author:
Stewart, Ian
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Recreations & Games
Subject:
Mathematical recreations
Subject:
General Science
Subject:
Mathematics-Games and Puzzles
Subject:
Applied Sciences
Edition Number:
Dover ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Recreational Math
Series Volume:
no 65
Publication Date:
20040131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
125 figs.
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
1400x3800

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Populated by curious creatures whose stories unfold with jokes and puns, this mathematical wonderland of puzzles and games also imparts significant mathematical ideas. Ian Stewart, an active popularizer of mathematics, university professor, and former columnist for Scientific American's "Mathematical Games" section, has selected 16 of his columns from Pour la Science, the French edition of Scientific American, most based on a mathematical idea dressed up with oddball characters and wacky wordplay.
"Synopsis" by , Populated by curious creatures whose stories unfold with jokes and puns, this mathematical wonderland of puzzles and games also imparts significant mathematical ideas. Ian Stewart--an active popularizer of mathematics, university professor, and former columnist for"
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