2008, English, Book, Illustrated edition: A lifetime of puzzles : a collection of puzzles in honor of Martin Gardner's 90th birthday / edited by Erik D. Demaine, Martin L. Demaine, Tom Rodgers.

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A lifetime of puzzles : a collection of puzzles in honor of Martin Gardner's 90th birthday / edited by Erik D. Demaine, Martin L. Demaine, Tom Rodgers
 
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Physical Description
  • x, 349 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Published
  • Wellesley, Mass. : A K Peters, c2008.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • A lifetime of puzzles : a collection of puzzles in honor of Martin Gardner's 90th birthday /​ edited by Erik D. Demaine, Martin L. Demaine, Tom Rodgers.
Other Authors
  • Demaine, Erik D., 1981-
  • Demaine, Martin L., 1942-
  • Rodgers, Tom, 1943-
Published
  • Wellesley, Mass. : A K Peters, c2008.
Physical Description
  • x, 349 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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Summary
  • "This collection is a tribute to Martin Gardner by mathematicians, puzzle masters, and magicians. It was conceived and initiated in honor of his 90th birthday and is finally published as he celebrates his 94th year, maintaining the inspiring creativity that has motivated so many professional mathematicians and amateurs, who are all dedicated to his unique amalgamation of rational thought and magic. Some of the contributions celebrate the life of Martin Gardner; some tell about his influence on individuals or on the field of recreational mathematics in general; some are puzzles or tricks inspired by Martin Gardner and his work.".
  • "Martin Gardner stands at the intersection of magic and mathematics. Mathematical magic, like chess, has its own curious charms, he says. [It] combines the beauty of mathematical structure with the entertainment value of a trick. Martin Gardner has been writing about magic and contributing new effects for nearly seventy years. Today, he keeps in contact with magicians like Penn and Teller by phone and receives occasional visits from magicians who come to trade notes with him. In 1999 he was named one of MAGIC Magazine s 100 most influential magicians of the twentieth century."--BOOK JACKET.
Contents
  • Machine derived contents note: Table of Contents
  • Preface
  • Cast a Spell
  • Martin Gardner and His Influence on Magic
  • Christopher Morgan
  • Martin Gardner¿Encore!
  • Prof. M. O'Snart
  • Low-Down Triple Dealing
  • Colm Mulcahy
  • Products of Universal Cycles
  • Persi Diaconis and Ron Graham
  • In Hindsight
  • Tanagram: The World's First Puzzle Craze
  • Jerry Slocum
  • De Viribus Quantitatis by Luca Pacioli: The First Recreational Mathematics Book
  • David Singmaster
  • Magic and Card Tricks in Luca Paciolo's De Viribus Quantitatis
  • Vanni Bossi
  • Move It
  • Railway Mazes
  • Rodger Penrose
  • Mechanical Mazes
  • M. Oskar van Deventer
  • Insanity Puzzles: Instant and On-the-Spot
  • Rik van Grol
  • The Adventures of Ant Alice
  • Peter Winkler
  • Fitting In
  • Simplicity
  • Stewart Coffin
  • Extreme Puzzles
  • Frans de Vreugd
  • Satterfield's Tomb
  • David A. Klarner and Wade Satterfield, edited by Thane E. Plambeck
  • Computer-Assisted Seashell Mosaics
  • Ken Knowlton
  • Speak to Me
  • Memories and Inconsistencies
  • Raymond Smullyan
  • A Bouquet for Gardner
  • Jeremiah Farrell and Tom Rodgers
  • NetWords: A Fascinating New Pencil-Paper Game
  • Mamikon Mnatsakanian, Gwen Roberts, and Martin Gardner
  • The Wizard Is Always In
  • James Randi
  • Making Arrangements
  • Symmetric Graphs in Mathematical Puzzles
  • Ed Pegg Jr
  • Martin Gardner and Ticktacktoe
  • Solomon W. Golomb
  • Scheduling Tennis Doubles Competitions
  • Richard I. Hess
  • When Multiplication Mixes Up Digits
  • David Wolfe
  • Magic, Antimagic, and Talisman Squares
  • Rodolfo Kurchan
  • Index by Author.
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references.
Language
  • English
ISBN
  • 9781568812458 (alk. paper)
  • 1568812450 (alk. paper)
Dewey Number
  • 793.74
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