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The Unexpected Hanging and Other Mathematical Diversions
by Martin Gardner
University of Chicago Press, 1991
Paper: 978-0-226-28256-5
Library of Congress Classification QA95.G33 1991
Dewey Decimal Classification 793.74

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Seasoned with Gardner's interest in the history and philosophy of science, this delightful book is a treasure-trove of puzzles, anecdotes, games, and logical theory. These intriguing problems, collected from Gardner's Scientific American columns, involve knots, interlocking rings, rotations and reflections, logical paradox, two-dimensional universes, chess strategies, and gambling odds.

"Gardner conjures problems that are both profound and silly; exquisite truths and outrageous absurdities; paradoxes, anagrams, palindromes and party tricks. . . . He knows, better than most, how many amazing true things there are in the world."—Newsweek

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