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Amusements in Mathematics (Dover Recreational Math) Paperback – June 1, 1958
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Although it reads well, and there are illustrations, the Table of Contents doesn't work. I mean, it is there (you can see it), but it is non-functional. A bit diappointing, since I'll have to tag the locations for the chapters myself.
I think Amazon should have a bullet list when selling electronic books that tell you things like this.
I'll keep the book anyway, but there was no reason that whoever threw this up there didn't take the time to do it right.
Additionally the book is fully illustrated with clever diagrams and sketches, which make the reading even more pleasant for everyone. You, your freinds and family will spend many hours trying the vast array of puzzles prented in this book.
Unlike the other reviewer who had no working TOC, but had illustrations, my copy had a functional TOC and NO illustrations. I think the figures and illustrations are essential, and without them the book is worthless.
most important, this book contains many puzzles that refer to illustrations which are nowhere to be found. makes the thing completely worthless, DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY.
I purchased the the Qontro Classic Books (July 12, 2010) version and found that this version is almost completely useless - similar to the Kindle version - as there are NO illustrations which are relevant to many of the problems and answers.
I'll likely end up throwing the Qontro Classic Books (July 12, 2010) version in the trash and buying the CreateSpace (February 28, 2011) version.
It's probably not a fault of the book, but my point is that being in contemporary society is going put you at a disadvantage to solving a lot of the riddles.
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A great resource for mathematics curiosity. I will use it for a classroom reading choice for students who ask for more.Published 1 month ago
It was great to obtain an early publication of this classic from an overseas library. It is in great condition at the right price and delivered in reasonable time.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Please take this only if you have a thorough knowledge of the old English system of measurementPublished 17 months ago by Shahnawaaz
I might have looked at a sample. Many of the math problems use Pounds and pence and six-pence, I really didn't give the book much of a chance to grab my interest. I deleted it.Published 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book has a good explanation of the British monetary system. Most American readers will find it essential for solving the money problems in the book. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Richard
I wanted to get a book of math puzzles to goof off with my kids. This would have been fine if I lived in Britain. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Officeronin
The problems involving money at th expressed in UK monetary terms. Other than that, the book is both fun and challengong.Published 22 months ago by William Neilson
An original puzzle book at last! Presented in formal english, this book presents puzzles in a more practical way using day to day events so pleasingly.Published 22 months ago by emmanuel