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The Canterbury Puzzles

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"An extremely ingenious book which abounds in problems that will keep the reader busy for hours."--Manchester Guardian One of England's greatest inventors of mathematical puzzles, Henry Dudeney (1847-1930) had a talent for finding solutions to problems that seemed unsolvable. This book includes 110 of his puzzles, not as individual problems but as incidents in connected stories. The first 31 are amusingly posed by pilgrims in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Additional puzzles are presented using different characters in other venues. Many require only the ability to exercise logical or visual skills; others, like the Ribbon Problem or The Riddle of St. Edmonsbury, offer a stimulating challenge to the mathematically advanced. Solutions included.

Synopsis:

110 ingenious puzzles, presented as incidents in connected stories, including 31 problems amusingly posed by pilgrims in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Solutions included.

Synopsis:

Henry Dudeney (1847-1930) had a talent for finding solutions to problems that seemed unsolvable. This unique book presents 110 of his puzzles — not as individual problems but as incidents in connected stories. The first 31 problems are posed by the pilgrims in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales; additional puzzles are presented using different characters in other venues. Many require only the ability to exercise logical or visual skills; others offer a stimulating challenge to the mathematically advanced. In all cases, solutions are provided at the end.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

The Canterbury Puzzles

Puzzling Times at Solvamhall Castle

The Merry Monks of Riddlewell

The Strange Escape of the King's Jester

The Squire's Christmas Puzzle Party

Adventures of the Puzzle Club

The Professor's Puzzles

Miscellaneous Puzzles

Solutions

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486425580
Author:
Dudeney, Henry Ernest
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Dudeney
Author:
Dudeney, Henry Ernest
Author:
Dudeney, H. E.
Location:
Mineola, NY
Subject:
Riddles
Subject:
Puzzles
Subject:
Games-General Puzzles
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Recreational Math
Series Volume:
t. 2
Publication Date:
20021031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
150 figs. and illustrations
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5.38 in 0.6 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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110 ingenious puzzles, presented as incidents in connected stories, including 31 problems amusingly posed by pilgrims in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Solutions included.
"Synopsis" by , Henry Dudeney (1847-1930) had a talent for finding solutions to problems that seemed unsolvable. This unique book presents 110 of his puzzles — not as individual problems but as incidents in connected stories. The first 31 problems are posed by the pilgrims in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales; additional puzzles are presented using different characters in other venues. Many require only the ability to exercise logical or visual skills; others offer a stimulating challenge to the mathematically advanced. In all cases, solutions are provided at the end.
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