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#### Mathematical Wizardry for a Gardner

CRC Press 2009; US$ 57.95In this volume, world-leading puzzle designers, puzzle collectors, mathematicians, and magicians continue the tradition of honoring Martin Gardner, who inspired them to enter mathematics, to enter magic, to bring magic into their mathematics, or to bring mathematics into their magic. This edited collection contains a variety of articles connected to... more...

#### Homage to a Pied Puzzler

CRC Press 2009; US$ 57.95The tradition of honoring Martin Gardner continues with this edited collection of articles by those who have been inspired by Gardner to enter mathematics, to enter magic, to bring magic into their mathematics, or to bring mathematics into their magic. Contributing authors include world-leading puzzle designers, puzzle collectors, mathematicians, and... more...

#### Puzzles, Paradoxes, and Problem Solving

CRC Press 2014; US$ 104.99A Classroom-Tested, Alternative Approach to Teaching Math for Liberal Arts Puzzles, Paradoxes, and Problem Solving: An Introduction to Mathematical Thinking uses puzzles and paradoxes to introduce basic principles of mathematical thought. The text is designed for students in liberal arts mathematics courses. Decision-making situations that progress... more...

#### Professor Stewart's Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries

Profile Books 2014; US$ 10.65Like its wildly popular predecessors Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities and Hoard of Mathematical Treasures , Professor Stewart's brand-new book is a miscellany of over 150 mathematical curios and conundrums, packed with trademark humour and numerous illustrations.In addition to the fascinating formulae and thrilling theorems familiar to Professor... more...

#### The Handy Math Answer Book

Visible Ink Press 2012; US$ 18.99From modern-day challenges such as balancing a checkbook, following the stock market, buying a home, and figuring out credit card finance charges to appreciating historical developments by Pythagoras, Archimedes, Newton, and other mathematicians, this engaging resource addresses more than 1,000 questions related to mathematics. Organized into chapters... more...

#### Why Do Buses Come in Threes?

Pavilion Books 2014; US$ 6.13With a foreword by Tim Rice, this book will change the way you see the world. Why is it better to buy a lottery ticket on a Friday? Why are showers always too hot or too cold? And what's the connection between a rugby player taking a conversion and a tourist trying to get the best photograph of Nelson's Column? These and many other fascinating questions... more...

#### The Puzzler’s Dilemma

Gerald Duckworth & Co 2012; US$ 8.74The Puzzler's Dilemma explores the world of classic logic puzzles, and tells the amazing stories behind them, from the Lighthouse of Alexandria to code-breaking with the Enigma machine. Here are brain teasers that even maths whizzes have never seen explained by a mind as nimble and playful as Derrick Niederman's, the author of Number Freak and the... more...

#### Giochi e percorsi matematici

Springer Milan 2012; US$ 16.04Spesso i giochi danno lo spunto per affrontare argomenti matematici interessanti e significativi. Si tratta di un punto di partenza stimolante per accedere alla matematica, come gli autori hanno potuto verificare in occasione di molte lezioni-laboratorio tenute con studenti delle scuole superiori in Italia, Svizzera, Germania e Stati Uniti: da tale... more...

#### Unexpected Expectations

CRC Press 2012; US$ 48.95Unexpected Expectations: The Curiosities of a Mathematical Crystal Ball explores how paradoxical challenges involving mathematical expectation often necessitate a reexamination of basic premises. The author takes you through mathematical paradoxes associated with seemingly straightforward applications of mathematical expectation and shows how these... more...

#### Puzzles from Penrose the Mathematical Cat

Wide World Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99The famous mathematical cat Penrose takes us on a trip though puzzleland, while sharing fascinating and challenging puzzles in this uniquely designed mini book. Each page's puzzle is introduced by our star Penrose or one of his quirky friends. Readers are treated to page after page of Penrose antics and problems, while the over 100 mind teasers... more...