Synopses & Reviews
Puzzle-lovers of all ages will gobble up this smorgasbord of riddles, mysteries, and logic problems. The fanciful four-part collection begins with arithmetic puzzles for younger readers and advances to logic problems related to crime detection. Part three features logic
and arithmetic puzzles involving King Arthur and his Dogs of the Round Table. This compilation of original conundrums concludes with Merlin's elaborate plan for a grand search to locate the king's missing dog.
The author of more than twenty books, mathematician Raymond Smullyan is also a magician and musician with decades of experience in keeping audiences entertained. Many of his stories are rooted in classic puzzles, but his innovative approaches offer even the most mathematically knowledgeable readers novel ways of thinking about traditional logic problems. Fifteen chapters abound in riddles and other playful devices, and the creative solutions are as much fun as the puzzles!
Synopsis
This fanciful, original collection for readers of all ages features arithmetic puzzles, logic problems related to crime detection, and logic and arithmetic puzzles involving King Arthur and his Dogs of the Round Table.
Synopsis
This fanciful, original collection for readers of all ages features arithmetic puzzles, logic problems related to crime detection, and logic and arithmetic puzzles involving King Arthur and his Dogs of the Round Table.
About the Author
Born in 1919, Raymond Smullyan is a mathematician, logician, philosopher, magician, and musician. He is most famous for his mathematical and creative logic puzzles, logic tricks, and logic games. He is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Lehman College, City University of New York, and Professor of Philosophy, Indiana University.
Raymond Smullyan: The Merry Prankster
Raymond Smullyan (1919- ), mathematician, logician, magician, creator of extraordinary puzzles, philosopher, pianist, and man of many parts. The first Dover book by Raymond Smullyan was First-Order Logic (1995). Recent years have brought a number of his magical books of logic and math puzzles: The Lady or the Tiger (2009); Satan, Cantor and Infinity (2009); an original, never-before-published collection, King Arthur in Search of His Dog and Other Curious Puzzles (2010); and Set Theory and the Continuum Problem (with Melvin Fitting, also reprinted by Dover in 2010). More will be coming in subsequent years.
In the Author's Own Words:
"Recently, someone asked me if I believed in astrology. He seemed somewhat puzzled when I explained that the reason I don't is that I'm a Gemini."
"Some people are always critical of vague statements. I tend rather to be critical of precise statements: they are the only ones which can correctly be labeled 'wrong.'" — Raymond Smullyan
Critical Acclaim for The Lady or the Tiger:
"Another scintillating collection of brilliant problems and paradoxes by the most entertaining logician and set theorist who ever lived." — Martin Gardner