“A great introduction to the wonder of numbers, from two superb teachers.” —Brian Greene, author of The Elegant Universe
“A magical mystery tour of mental mathematics! Fascinating and fun.” —Joseph Gallian, president of the Mathematical Association of America
“The clearest, simplest, most entertaining, and best book yet on the art of calculating in your head.” —Martin Gardner, author of Mathematical Magic Show
and Mathematical Carnival
“This book can teach you mental math skills that will surprise you and your friends. Better, you will have fun and have valuable practical tools inside your head.” —Dr. Edward O. Thorp, mathematician and author of Beat the Deale
r and Beat the Market
About the Author
Arthur Benjamin is a professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California. He is also a professional magician and performs his mixture of math and magic all over the world.
Michael Shermer is host of the Caltech public lecture series, a contributing editor to and monthly columnist of Scientific American
, the publisher of Skeptic
magazine, and the author of several science books. He lives in Altadena, California.