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Dover Publications. Paperback. New. Paperback. 400 pages. Dimensions: 8.4in. x 5.4in. x 0.9in.Of immense interest to those who enjoy recreational maths and puzzles . . . even the most hardened puzzler will find something new. Mathematical GazettePuzzles are as old as history itself, following an arc like that of technology: centuries of slow progress, followed by rapid expansion in the 1800s, and an explosion of activity in the twentieth century. This collection by bestselling author David Wells, a Cambridge math scholar and teacher, follows that pattern. Its first part is devoted to puzzles from ancient Egypt and Babylon and subsequent sources, featuring those devised by Lewis Carroll, Eduard Lucas, Sam Loyd, and other master puzzlers of the Victorian era. The second part demonstrates the tremendous variety of twentieth-century puzzles. More than 560 puzzles are included, from the mind sharpeners of a medieval monk to the eighteenth-century Ladies Diary, the Hindu Bhakshali manuscript, and riddles and popular rhymes. None requires any mathematics beyond the most elementary algebra and geometry and few require even that. Complete answers appear at the end. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN., Dover Publications
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Of immense interest to those who enjoy recreational maths and puzzles . . . even the most hardened puzzler will find something new." - Mathematical GazettePuzzles are as old as history itself, following an arc like that of technology: centuries of slow progress, followed by rapid expansion in the 1800s, and an explosion of activity in the twentieth century. This collection by bestselling author David Wells, a Cambridge math scholar and teacher, follows that pattern. Its first part is devoted to puzzles from ancient Egypt and Babylon and subsequent sources, featuring those devised by Lewis Carroll, Eduard Lucas, Sam Loyd, and other master puzzlers of the Victorian era. The second part demonstrates the tremendous variety of twentieth-century puzzles.More than 560 puzzles are included, from the "mind sharpeners" of a medieval monk to the eighteenth-century Ladies' Diary, the Hindu Bhakshali manuscript, and riddles and popular rhymes. None requires any mathematics beyond the most elementary algebra and geometry - and few require even that. Complete answers appear at the end. education and reference,games,humor and entertainment,math games,mathematics,puzzles,puzzles and games,science and math,9 - 12 years Games, Dover Publications
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Of immense interest to those who enjoy recreational maths and puzzles . . . even the most hardened puzzler will find something new." - Mathematical GazettePuzzles are as old as history itself, following an arc like that of technology: centuries of slow progress, followed by rapid expansion in the 1800s, and an explosion of activity in the twentieth century. This collection by bestselling author David Wells, a Cambridge math scholar and teacher, follows that pattern. Its first part is devoted to puzzles from ancient Egypt and Babylon and subsequent sources, featuring those devised by Lewis Carroll, Eduard Lucas, Sam Loyd, and other master puzzlers of the Victorian era. The second part demonstrates the tremendous variety of twentieth-century puzzles.More than 560 puzzles are included, from the "mind sharpeners" of a medieval monk to the eighteenth-century Ladies' Diary, the Hindu Bhakshali manuscript, and riddles and popular rhymes. None requires any mathematics beyond the most elementary algebra and geometry - and few require even that. Complete answers appear at the end. education and reference,humor and entertainment,math games,mathematics,puzzles,puzzles and games,science and math,9 - 12 years Mathematics, Dover Publications
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This collection by a bestselling author consists of more than 560 puzzles from around the world and throughout history. Only a familiarity with elementary algebra and geometry is needed, and complete answers appear at the end. Of immense interest. — Mathematical Gazette. 382 illustrations. David Wells, Books, Entertainment, Book of Curious and Interesting Puzzles Books>Entertainment, Dover Publications
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This collection by a bestselling author consists of more than 560 puzzles from around the world and throughout history. Only a familiarity with elementary algebra and geometry is needed, and complete answers appear at the end. "Of immense interest." -- "Mathematical Gazette." 382 illustrations. Book of Curious and Interesting Puzzles Wells, David, Dover Publications
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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780486443416
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0486443418
Paperback
Publishing year: 2006
Publisher: DOVER PUBN INC
382 Pages
Weight: 0,404 kg
Language: eng/Englisch
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