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The Canterbury Puzzles (Dover Recreational Math) Paperback


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  • Series: Dover Recreational Math
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications (October 4, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486425584
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486425580
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 6.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #328,050 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Maclaren on December 10, 2005
Format: Paperback
I have owned this classic for a long time and often return to it for amusement. The degree of difficulty of the puzzles ranges from the trivial to mathematics degree standard and it's not always easy to tell in advance how hard each puzzle is.

It is very satisfying to get one of the puzzles right and reading Dudeney's ingenious solutions to the harder puzzles is a pleasure in its own right. One answer is calculated to 58 decimal places - not easy without a calculator unless you are HE Dudeney.

I would recommend other recreational maths books such as Martin Gardner's ahead of this one, but if you're into tricky puzzles this is certainly worth buying.
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