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A range of puzzles dealing with word play and logic, mathematics and philosophy, featuring Alice and the creatures of Wonderland.

Paperback, 192 pages

Published
June 5th 1984
by Penguin Books
(first published 1982)

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This is not, however, a math, logic, nor philosophy book. The answers are given in the back, along with a brief explanation of how the answer was reached. It doesn't explain the math/logic etc. I would have liked to have had more of an explanati ...more

I can't rate it more highly because, by the middle of the book, all the puzzles begin to seem the same, and one generally knows they can be solved simply by enumerating cases. Alice in Puzzle-Land is a nice resource for someone who's teaching a course in logic, but for people trying to entertain ...more

While the novice will find the problems understandable, even the veteran will experience new levels of logic consciousness as they twist their way through to the solutions. As the name implies, all of the probl ...more

Some of the puzzles can be solved by simply enumerating all of the possible answers, then checking if they are correct. Those ones are not very entertaining.

The fun ones are the puzzles where you can figure out a trick to lead you quickly to the answer. Of course, finding the trick isn't easy if you haven't seen it before, but fortunately you get several chances to try the trick, and ...more

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