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What Is the Name of This Book?: The Riddle of Dracula and Other Logical Puzzles
What Is the Name of This Book?: The Riddle of Dracula and Other Logical Puzzles
by Raymond M. Smullyan
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"The most original, most profound, and most humorous collection of recreational logic and math problems ever written." — Martin Gardner, Scientific American "The value of the book lies in the wealth of ingenious puzzles. They afford amusement... (read more)

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The Proof and the Pudding: What Mathematicians, Cooks, and You Have in Common
The Proof and the Pudding: What Mathematicians, Cooks, and You Have in Common
by Jim Henle
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"If you're a fan of Julia Child or Martin Gardner--who respectively proved that anyone can have fun preparing fancy food and doing real mathematics--you'll enjoy this playful yet passionate romp from Jim Henle. It's stuffed with tasty treats and... (read more)

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Professor Stewart's Incredible Numbers
Professor Stewart's Incredible Numbers
by Ian Stewart
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At its heart, mathematics is about numbers, our fundamental tools for understanding the world. In Professor Stewarts Incredible Numbers, Ian Stewart offers a delightful introduction to the numbers that surround us, from the common (Pi and 2) to the... (read more)

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Ingenious Mathematical Problems & Methods (Dover Books on Mathematics)
Ingenious Mathematical Problems & Methods (Dover Books on Mathematics)
by Louis A. Graham
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For two decades, an international readership of workers in applied mathematics submitted their favorite puzzles to a mid-twentieth-century column, The Graham Dial. This original collection features 100 of the publication's very best problems, with themes... (read more)

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Ballparking: Practical Math for Impractical Sports Questions
Ballparking: Practical Math for Impractical Sports Questions
by Aaron Santos
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How fat would you need to be to completely block a hockey goal? How much weight could you lift if you were ant-sized? How hard would you have to hit a baseball to hit the Goodyear blimp? In this amusing and enlightening book of offbeat sports... (read more)

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Prisoner's Dilemma: John Von Neumann, Game Theory, and the Puzzle of the Bomb
Prisoner's Dilemma: John Von Neumann, Game Theory, and the Puzzle of the Bomb
by William Poundstone
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John von Neumann invented the digital computer, played a key role in the development of the atom bomb, constructed a branch of mathematics known as game theory, and became a defender of a movement to bomb the Russians before they could bomb us. Now comes... (read more)

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Professor Stewart's Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries
Professor Stewart's Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries
by Ian Stewart
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In Professor Stewartand#8217;s Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries, acclaimed mathematician Ian Stewart presents an enticing collection of mathematical curios and conundrums. With a new puzzle on each page, this compendium of brainteasers will both teach... (read more)

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Secrets of Mental Math: The Mathemagician's Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks
Secrets of Mental Math: The Mathemagician's Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks
by Arthur Benjamin and Michael Shermer
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These simple math secrets and tricks will forever change how you look at the world of numbers. Secrets of Mental Math will have you thinking like a math genius in no time. Get ready to amaze your friends (and yourself) with incredible calculations you... (read more)

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Math Puzzles for the Clever Mind
Math Puzzles for the Clever Mind
by Derrick Niederman
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Give your mind a mathematical workout. Test, prod, and stretch your wits to the outer limits. Even if youre extra clever, you might get stumped, but we guarantee you'll enjoy every minute of it! Sharpen your smarts on a combination of original puzzles... (read more)

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Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities
Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities
by Ian Stewart
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Knowing that the most exciting math is not taught in school, Professor Ian Stewart has spent years filling his cabinet with intriguing mathematical games, puzzles, stories, and factoids intended for the adventurous mind. This book reveals the most... (read more)

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Professor Stewart's Hoard of Mathematical Treasures
Professor Stewart's Hoard of Mathematical Treasures
by Ian Stewart
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Opening another drawer in his Cabinet of Curiosities, renowned mathematics professor Ian Stewart presents a new medley of games, paradoxes, and riddles in Professor Stewarts Hoard of Mathematical Treasures. With wit and aplomb, Stewart mingles casual... (read more)

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The Universe in a Handkerchief: Lewis Carroll's Mathematical Recreations, Games, Puzzles, and Word Plays
The Universe in a Handkerchief: Lewis Carroll's Mathematical Recreations, Games, Puzzles, and Word Plays
by Martin Gardner
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This book contains scores of intriguing puzzles and paradoxes from Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice in Wonderland, whose interests ranged from inventing new games like Arithmetical Croquet to important problems in symbolic logic and propositional... (read more)

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Digital Dice: Computational Solutions to Practical Probability Problems (New in Paperback) (Princeton Puzzlers)
Digital Dice: Computational Solutions to Practical Probability Problems (New in Paperback) (Princeton Puzzlers)
by Paul J. Nahin
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"Paul Nahin's Digital Dice is a marvelous book, one that is even better than his Duelling Idiots. Nahin presents twenty-one great probability problems, from George Gamow's famous elevator paradox (as corrected by Donald Knuth) to a bewildering puzzle... (read more)

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Guesstimation 2.0: Solving Today's Problems on the Back of a Napkin
Guesstimation 2.0: Solving Today's Problems on the Back of a Napkin
by Lawrence Weinstein
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"This is an absolutely great book, a worthy sequel to Guesstimation. The breadth of scope of the problems is truly impressive. Weinstein's arguments are always convincing and, in many cases, very clever. His sense of humor provides a pain-free tutorial... (read more)

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The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure
The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure
by Hans M Enzensberger
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The international best-seller that makes mathematics a thrilling exploration. In twelve dreams, Robert, a boy who hates math, meets a Number Devil, who leads him to discover the amazing world of numbers: infinite numbers, prime numbers, Fibonacci numbers,... (read more)

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The Most Beautiful Mathematical Formulas
The Most Beautiful Mathematical Formulas
by Lionel Salem
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A lighthearted tour through 49 of the most interesting and useful mathematical formulas ever derived Now in paperback, this whimsical book reacquaints the reader with the pleasure of playing with numbers. Both entertaining and practical, it reaches a... (read more)

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Conned Again, Watson! Cautionary Tales of Logic, Math, and Probability
Conned Again, Watson! Cautionary Tales of Logic, Math, and Probability
by Colin Bruce
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In Conned Again, Watson!, Colin Bruce re-creates the atmosphere of the original Sherlock Holmes stories to shed light on an enduring truth: Our reliance on common sense-and ignorance of mathematics-often gets us into trouble. In these cautionary tales of... (read more)

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Nets, Puzzles, and Postmen: An Exploration of Mathematical Connections
Nets, Puzzles, and Postmen: An Exploration of Mathematical Connections
by Peter M. Higgins
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What do road and railway systems, mingling at parties, mazes, family tress, and the internet all have in common? All are networks--either people or places or things that relate and connect to one another. In this lively and fun look at the mathematics of... (read more)

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A Mathematical Pandora's Box
A Mathematical Pandora's Box
by Brian Bolt
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A Mathematical Pandora's Box has been written in response to the success of Brian Bolt's earlier mathematical puzzle books. Through his own experience, the author has discovered a worldwide interest in these and similar puzzles. Not only do they... (read more)

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Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension: A Mathematician's Journey Through Narcissistic Numbers, Optimal Dating Algorithms, at Least Two Kinds of Infinity, and More
Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension: A Mathematician's Journey Through Narcissistic Numbers, Optimal Dating Algorithms, at Least Two Kinds of Infinity, and More
by Matt Parker
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A book from the stand-up mathematician that makes math fun again! Math is boring, says the mathematician and comedian Matt Parker. Part of the problem may be the way the subject is taught, but its also true that we all, to a greater or lesser extent... (read more)

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