Wheels, Life, and Other Mathematical Amusements

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ISBN-13: 978-0716715894
ISBN-10: 0716715899
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 261 pages
  • Publisher: W.H. Freeman & Company (August 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0716715899
  • ISBN-13: 978-0716715894
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,611,605 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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For 25 of his 95 years, Martin Gardner wrote 'Mathematical Games and Recreations', a monthly column for Scientific American magazine. These columns have inspired hundreds of thousands of readers to delve more deeply into the large world of mathematics. He has also made significant contributions to magic, philosophy, debunking pseudoscience, and children's literature. He has produced more than 60 books, including many best sellers, most of which are still in print. His Annotated Alice has sold more than a million copies. He continues to write a regular column for the Skeptical Inquirer magazine.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Sandeep Sharma on April 10, 2000
Format: Paperback
Wheels, Life and ... is an enthralling and thoroughly enjoyable book for anyone interesed in math brainteasers. It covers a wide range of intriguing topics, from simple word puzzles to complex mathematical ideas. Knotted threads and geometric fantasies mingle effortlessly with Zeno's paradox and the challenging game of life! I couldn't stop reading one teaser after another, wracking my brain on some tantalising clue. If you're fascinated by mindgames, buy it. Its a Martin Gardner!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Avid Reader on December 27, 2003
Format: Paperback
Gardner has penned another whimsical, informative and totally amusing book (again). The entire thing is a MENSA member's dream come true - a work equally at home in the entertainment and education fields.
This is not just one dreary problem after another. Instead, Gardner offers commentary on subjects as far-ranging as time, molecules, chess, cards and electricity. And always he manages to pause for a quick puzzle or two (or three). Terrific read.
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