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# The New Ambidextrous Universe

"What makes Gardner so appealing is his ease in exploring deep ideas . . . and making them accessible to the interested but nontechnical reader. This is a special talent and no one has ever displayed it quite as well as he does." —

*Los Angeles Times*

"Absorbing; enlightening; lucid; witty; inventive. An exemplar of science writing at its very best." —*American Mathematical M*...morePaperback, 3rd revised, 416 pages

Published
July 26th 2005
by Dover Publications
(first published 1990)

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*Scientific American*and his popular and recreational books on mathematics.

*The Ambidextrous Universe*was first published in 1964, somewhat revised in 1979, and more thoroughly revised in 1990 under the title

*The New Ambidextrous Universe*(the subtitles were also different). This is a Dover reprint of that 1990 book with a couple pages of added notes at the end from 2005. The history is somewhat too apparent as some chapters seem to reflect ...more

*Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science*as one of the most influential science books I have read and this is as excellent in a different way.

Covering symmetry and parity from biological to cosmological to quantum scales, Gardner is at his typical best in summarizing broad subjects and tantalizing the reader with intriguing depths. How he managed to fin ...more

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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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