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*Cyclopedia*— perhaps the most exciting collection of puzzles ever assembled in one volume. Arithmetic, algebra, speed and distance problems, game theory, counter and sliding block problems, similar topics. 166 problems. 150 original drawings, diagrams.

### About the Author

*Scientific American*and his "Trick of the Month" in

*Physics Teacher*magazine, Gardner attracted a loyal following with his intelligence, wit, and imagination.

**Martin Gardner: A Remembrance**

The worldwide mathematical community was saddened by the death of Martin Gardner on May 22, 2010. Martin was 95 years old when he died, and had written 70 or 80 books during his long lifetime as an author. Martin's first Dover books were published in 1956 and 1957: *Mathematics, Magic and Mystery,* one of the first popular books on the intellectual excitement of mathematics to reach a wide audience, and *Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science,* certainly one of the first popular books to cast a devastatingly skeptical eye on the claims of pseudoscience and the many guises in which the modern world has given rise to it. Both of these pioneering books are still in print with Dover today along with more than a dozen other titles of Martin's books. They run the gamut from his elementary *Codes, Ciphers and Secret Writing,* which has been enjoyed by generations of younger readers since the 1980s, to the more demanding *The New Ambidextrous Universe: Symmetry and Asymmetry from Mirror Reflections to Superstrings,* which Dover published in its final revised form in 2005.

To those of us who have been associated with Dover for a long time, however, Martin was more than an author, albeit a remarkably popular and successful one. As a member of the small group of long-time advisors and consultants, which included NYU's Morris Kline in mathematics, Harvard's I. Bernard Cohen in the history of science, and MIT's J. P. Den Hartog in engineering, Martin's advice and editorial suggestions in the formative 1950s helped to define the Dover publishing program and give it the point of view which — despite many changes, new directions, and the consequences of evolution — continues to be operative today.

**In the Author's Own Words:**

"Politicians, real-estate agents, used-car salesmen, and advertising copy-writers are expected to stretch facts in self-serving directions, but scientists who falsify their results are regarded by their peers as committing an inexcusable crime. Yet the sad fact is that the history of science swarms with cases of outright fakery and instances of scientists who unconsciously distorted their work by seeing it through lenses of passionately held beliefs."

"A surprising proportion of mathematicians are accomplished musicians. Is it because music and mathematics share patterns that are beautiful?" — Martin Gardner

### Table of Contents

Lewis Carroll's Monkey Puzzle

The Price of Eggs

Conscientious Milkman

The Five Newsboys

How Old Is Mary?

The Match Problem

Jack Sprat

The Miser's Puzzle

Contracting Costs

The Missing Link

Texas Drovers

How Old Is Biddy?

The General Store Puzzle

How Many Chickens?

The Leaning Tower of Pisa Puzzle

Peddler Pete

How Old Is Pocahontas?

A Puzzle in Oil and Vinegar

The Hat that Didn't Sell

Christians and Turks

Coming to Town

How Old Is Fido?

The Inspector's Problem

Merry Go Round Puzzle

Mrs. Wiggs' Cabbages

The Centennial Problem

Dividing the Spoils

The Weight of a Brick

Puzzling Scales

Squaring Accounts--A Temperance Puzzle

The Three Beggars

Puzzling Prattle

The Telegraph Poles

An Odd Catch

The Disappointed Pensioners

Problems of History

Lord Rosslyn's System

"At the "Zoo"

Trading in Puzzleland

Squaring the Swastika

Trading Lots Puzzle

Trading in the Philippines

Losing at Cinch

How Old Is the Boy?

Longfellow's Bees

Common Stock

Dirty Linen

The Reaper's Problem

Puzzle of Grandfather's Clock

Archery Puzzle

The Graces and the Muses

Dunce Puzzle

O'Shaugnessy's Estate

Dividing his Flocks

The Missing Number

How Large Was the Farm?

Turkey vs. Goose

What Did the Suit Sell For?

How Old Is Jimmy?

Red Bananas

The Wild Man of Borneo Puzzle

Twenty Pieces of Candy

Puzzling Partnerships

The Shy Storekeeper

William Tell in Puzzleland

Cups and Saucers

The Mathematical Milkman

Dividing Apples

Marbles for Keeps

Mixed Tea

How Old Is the Boss?

Our Columbus Problem

Mother's Jam Puzzle

Puppies and Rats

Division of Capital

Mrs. Hogan's Clothes Line

Jones' Cows

The Shady Grove

Horse Trade

Quick Deal

Puzzle of an Eccentric Will

The Famous Hot Cross Bun Puzzle

Bill Sykes

Speed and Distance Problems

Weary Willie

The Ferry Boat Problem

Jack and Jill

Tom the Piper's Son

The Leaning Tower of Pisa Puzzle

Against the Wind

Inverness to Glasgow

How Far to Piketown?

The Telegraph Poles

Cross-Country Running

Beating the Record

Tandem Bicycle

The Owl Express

Diminishing Power

Skating Puzzle

Polar Bride

Professor Blumgarten and the Peace Congress

Aesop's Eagle

The Hare and the Tortoise

The Courier Problem

The Steeplechase Puzzle

Casey's Cow

Clock Problems

The Assassin's Bullet

A Question of Time

The Two Watches

Puzzle of Grandfather's Clock

Game Theory Problems

Rip Van Winkle Puzzle

A Daisy Puzzle Game

Catching a Christmas Turkey

The Wild Man of Borneo Puzzle

Operations Research Problems

Milkman's Puzzle

The Switch Problem

The Missing Link

Tandem Bicycle

The Mathematical Milkman

The Fire Escape Puzzle

Plane Geometry Problems

The Royal Road to Learning

The Pig Sty Problem

The Pony Cart Problem

Bo-Peep's Pen

The Only Square Game on the Beach

Trading Lots Puzzle

The Reaper's Problem

Cross-Country Running

Disputed Claims

Lincoln's Rail Puzzle

King Solomon's Seal

The Electrical Problem

Little Bo-Peep in Puzzleland

Geometrical Dissection Problems

The Royal Road to Learning

Cross and Crescent

Puzzleland Gingerbread

Greek Cross Problems

The Goose Puzzle

The Crusaders

An Old Saw with New Teeth

The Monad Puzzle

Sawing the Checkerboard

Trading in Puzzleland

Squaring the Swastika

The Remnant Puzzle

Red Cross Volunteers

Two From One

The King's of Siam's Tricks

Remnant Bargains

Chick to Egg

A Square Deal

Jack and the Box Puzzle

The Mystery of the Boarding House Pie

Ancient Order of the Iron Cross

A Swiss Puzzle

The Royal Road to Mathematics

"Route, Tracing, and Topological Problems"

The Hammock Puzzle

The Pig in the Garden

The Patrolman's Puzzle

The Problem of London Tower

"Red Rum and Murder"

The Hidden Couplet

The King of Siam's Tricks

The Monkey's Puzzle

Santa's Christmas Turkey

Christopher's Egg Tricks

Switchboard Problem

Dick Whittington's Cat

Counter and Sliding Block Problems

The Scholar's Puzzle

The Moving Day Puzzle

Picket Posts

A Nautical Problem

"Peaches, Pears, Persimmons, and Plums"

A Study in Eggs

The Diamond Thief

Who Will Get the Nomination?

Christopher's Egg Tricks

The Jolly Friar's Puzzle

Infantry Drill

The Henry George Puzzle Game

Solid Geometry Problems

The Moon Problem

The Tinker's Puzzle

The Electrical Problem

Physics and Calculus Problems

Lewis Carroll's Monkey Puzzle

Tom the Piper's Son

The Leaning Tower of Pisa Puzzle

Professor Blumgarten and the Peace Congress

The Steeplechase Puzzle

### Product Details

- ISBN:
- 9780486207094
- Binding:
- Trade Paperback
- Publication date:
- 11/02/2011
- Publisher:
- Dover Publications
- Language:
- English
- Pages:
- 208
- Height:
- .40IN
- Width:
- 5.42IN
- Thickness:
- .50
- Number of Units:
- 1
- Illustration:
- Yes
- Copyright Year:
- 1960
- Series Volume:
- 21
- UPC Code:
- 2800486207096
- Author:
- Author:
- Media Run Time:
- B
- Subject:
- Hobbies and games
- Subject:
- Mathematics-Games and Puzzles
- Subject:
- Games, magic and puzzles