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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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Math is boring, says 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, find math difficult and counterintuitive. This counterintuitiveness is... (read more)

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My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles (94 Edition)
My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles (94 Edition)
by Martin Gardner
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The noted expert and longtime author of Scientific American's Mathematical Games column selects 70 of his favorite "short" puzzles. Enthusiasts can challenge their skills with such mind-bogglers as The Returning Explorer, The Mutilated Chessboard... (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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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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The Moscow Puzzles: 359 Mathematical Recreations (Math & Logic Puzzles)
The Moscow Puzzles: 359 Mathematical Recreations (Math & Logic Puzzles)
by Boris Kordemsky
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This is, quite simply, the best and most popular puzzle book ever published in the Soviet Union. Since its first appearance in 1956 there have been eight editions as well as translations from the original Russian into Ukrainian, Estonian, Lettish, and... (read more)

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King Arthur in Search of His Dog and Other Curious Puzzles (Dover Books on Mathematics)
King Arthur in Search of His Dog and Other Curious Puzzles (Dover Books on Mathematics)
by Raymond M. Smullyan
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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... (read more)

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Guesstimation: Solving the World's Problems on the Back of a Cocktail Napkin
Guesstimation: Solving the World's Problems on the Back of a Cocktail Napkin
by Lawrence Weinstein and John A. Adam
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"Guesstimation is a delightful book that, page after page, gleams with insight into the measure of all things--from house pets to lottery tickets and from the kitchen to the cosmos. Meanwhile, the authors cleverly teach you some fundamental chemistry... (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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Mathematics for the Nonmathematician
Mathematics for the Nonmathematician
by Morris Kline
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Practical, scientific, philosophical, and artistic problems have caused men to investigate mathematics. But there is one other motive which is as strong as any of these — the search for beauty. Mathematics is an art, and as such affords the... (read more)

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The Colossal Book of Mathematics: Classic Puzzles, Paradoxes, and Problems
The Colossal Book of Mathematics: Classic Puzzles, Paradoxes, and Problems
by Martin Gardner
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Whether discussing hexaflexagons or number theory, Klein bottles or the essence of "nothing," Martin Gardner has single-handedly created the field of "recreational mathematics." The Colossal Book of Mathematics collects together Gardner's most popular... (read more)

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Doodle Yourself Smart . . . Geometry (Doodle Books)
Doodle Yourself Smart . . . Geometry (Doodle Books)
by Sonya (edt) Newland
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Do you remember the Pythagorean theorum? How about quadratic equations? If its been years since your last geometry class, these terms may sound like theyre from another language. But theres an easy way to get back up to speed. All you have to do is... (read more)

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Mathematical Curiosities: A Treasure Trove of Unexpected Entertainments
Mathematical Curiosities: A Treasure Trove of Unexpected Entertainments
by Alfred S. Posamentier
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ALFRED S. POSAMENTIER is dean of the School of Education and professor of mathematics education at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Previously, he had the same positions at the City College of the City University of New York for forty years.  ... (read more)

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Fifty Challenging Problems in Probability with Solutions
Fifty Challenging Problems in Probability with Solutions
by Frederick Mosteller
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Can you solve the problem of "The Unfair Subway"? Marvin gets off work at random times between 3 and 5 p.m. His mother lives uptown, his girlfriend downtown. He takes the first subway that comes in either direction and eats dinner with the one he is... (read more)

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Puzzle Baron's Logic Puzzles
Puzzle Baron's Logic Puzzles
by Stephen P Ryder
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The brain is a wonderful thing to tease. Two hundred grid-based logic puzzles from Puzzle Baron, the mega-popular online puzzle site! For each puzzle, readers are given a background story and a list of clues and then left with only pure logic to arrive... (read more)

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Green Book of Mathematical Problems (97 Edition)
Green Book of Mathematical Problems (97 Edition)
by Kenneth Hardy
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This convenient volume offers a popular selection of 100 practice problems — with hints and solutions — for students preparing for undergraduate-level math competitions. The challenging brainteasers will also appeal to anyone... (read more)

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Mathematical Puzzles of Sam Loyd Volume 1
Mathematical Puzzles of Sam Loyd Volume 1
by Sam Loyd
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Bizarre imagination, originality, trickiness, and whimsy characterize puzzles of Sam Loyd, America's greatest puzzler. Present selection from fabulously rare Cyclopedia includes the famous 14–15 puzzles, the Horse of a Different Color, and 115... (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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The Godelian Puzzle Book: Puzzles, Paradoxes and Proofs
The Godelian Puzzle Book: Puzzles, Paradoxes and Proofs
by Raymond M Smullyan
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These brand-new recreational logic puzzles provide entertaining variations on Gödel's incompleteness theorems, offering ingenious challenges related to infinity, truth and provability, undecidability, and other concepts. Created by the... (read more)

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Symbolic Logic and Game of Logic (58 Edition)
Symbolic Logic and Game of Logic (58 Edition)
by Lewis Carroll
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In this unique fusion of logical thought and inimitable whimsy, Over 350 ingenious problems involve classical logic: logic is expressed in terms of symbols; syllogisms and the sorites are diagrammed; logic becomes a game played with 2 diagrams and a set... (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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