Synopses & Reviews
Puzzle aficionados and magicians are experts in the unsolvable, the undoable, and the unbelievable. Their currency is paradox. Martin Gardner stands at the nexus of their worlds -- the worlds of magic, mathematics, and puzzles -- and this collection brings together offerings in tribute to him. The breadth of the contributions in form and content, ranging from puzzles to poems, from brainteasers to brief biographical accounts of the greatest puzzler of all, is sure to appeal to a wide variety of readers and the admirers of Martin Gardner.
This second collection of interesting mathematical puzzles continues the tribute to Martin Gardner, who has provided us with original puzzles and puzzling stories ever since he created and produced the "Mathematical Games" column in Scientific American. The international community of puzzle enthusiasts has gathered once again to celebrate Martin Gardner's continued contribution and, most fittingly, has done so in kind, by providing new challenges to our inquiring minds. We proudly present this collection to the mathemagicians of the world for their enjoyment, as a playful provocation.