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The Riddle of Scheherazade: And Other Amazing Puzzles

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“The most entertaining logician and set theorist who ever lived” (Martin Gardner) gives us an encore to The Lady or the Tiger?-a fiendishly clever, utterly captivating new collection of 225 brainteasers, puzzles, and paradoxes.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published November 12th 1998 by Mariner Books (first published 1997)
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Angie
Jun 07, 2010 Angie rated it really liked it
A great book for my short commutes - I can do a few riddles every ride and not break up a narrative or long train of thought. Probably about a third of the riddles are only simple computation, which is a disappointment. Some of the logic puzzles are just longer computations, but as the book progresses, the mix appears to be getting to better concepts. I love the tricky probability puzzlers and can only wish there were more!
Adam
Jul 25, 2007 Adam rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not bad -- a third of the puzzles feel like algebra or logic problems you'd find in a textbook, and there are entire chapters in which Smullyan is presenting new (albeit fascinating) ideas in logic rather than solvable puzzles, but there are an equal number of gems in here as well. Good for a long road trip with a nerdy friend.
Avinash K
May 27, 2011 Avinash K rated it really liked it
Shelves: math-sci
For those times when you want to sharpen your "little grey cells".
Pertinacia
"Hádanky?" řekl král. "Miluji hádanky! Řekneš mi dnes večer nějaké, jestliže odložím tvou popravu?"
"Budu ti jich několik vyprávět noc co noc, dokud se tvá královská jasnost uráčí ponechat mě naživu," odpověděla Šeherezáda.


Americký matematik, logik a filosof Raymond Smullyan je pozoruhodná osobnost. Narodil se roku 1919 v New Yorku a od dětství projevoval výrazné nadání jednak v matematice, jednak v hudbě. Postupně studoval hru na klavír, filosofii, logiku a matematiku, z níž v roce 1959 získal d
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R K
May 16, 2016 R K rated it it was ok
It wasn't bad but many of the math puzzles were just basic arithmetic. Also the idea of coercive logic puzzles was an interesting one but it led to many arguments when I tried to discuss it in larger groups.
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Raymond Smullyan is my Logician Dumbledore. I own and read every book of his I can get my hands on. Which is well over a dozen.
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