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# The Second Scientific American Book of Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions

This delightful collection from the magician of math introduces readers to magic squares, the Generalized Ham Sandwich Theorem, origami, digital roots, an update of the Induction Game of Eleusis, Dudeney puzzles, the maze at Hampton Court palace, and many more mathematical puzzles and principles.

"Gardner is often the clown prince of science. . . . His Mathematical Games c ...more

"Gardner is often the clown prince of science. . . . His Mathematical Games c ...more

Paperback, 256 pages

Published
August 15th 1987
by University Of Chicago Press
(first published January 28th 1901)

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Martin Gardner was an American mathematics and science writer specializing in recreational mathematics, but with interests encompassing micromagic, stage magic, literature (especially the writings of Lewis Carroll), philosophy, scientific skepticism, and religion. He wrote the

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*Mathematical Games*column in Scientific American from 1956 to 1981, and published over 70 books.## Share This Book

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