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The Colossal Book of Mathematics

Author : Martin Gardner
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The author presents a selection of pieces from his Scientific American "Mathematical Games" column, presenting puzzles and concepts that range from arithmetic and geometrical games to the meaning of M.C. Escher's artwork.

The Colossal Book of Short Puzzles and Problems

Author : Martin Gardner
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The renowned provocateur of popular math presents a collection of his widely recognized short puzzles--along with a few new ones--that explore chess, physics, probability, and topology, among other topics.

Colossal Book of Wordplay

Author : Martin Gardner
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A true pioneer in the field of recreational mathematics, Martin Gardner has been wrangling words for decades, and his latest opus is nothing short of extraordinary. From amazing anagrams and silly spoonerisms to alphamagic squares and cryptarithms, this mind-bending compendium is chock-full of whimsical forms of wordplay that are sure to have sesquipedalian scholars and limber-minded logophiles racking their brains in delight.

Nuggets of Number Theory

Author : Roger B. Nelsen
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Nuggets of Number Theory will attract fans of visual thinking, number theory, and surprising connections. This book contains hundreds of visual explanations of results from elementary number theory. Figurate numbers and Pythagorean triples feature prominently, of course, but there are also proofs of Fermat's Little and Wilson's Theorems. Fibonacci and perfect numbers, Pell's equation, and continued fractions all find visual representation in this charming collection. It will be a rich source of visual inspiration for anyone teaching, or learning, number theory and will provide endless pleasure to those interested in looking at number theory with new eyes. Author Roger Nelsen is a long-time contributor of "Proofs Without Words" in the MAA's Mathematics Magazine and College Mathematics Journal. This is his twelfth book with MAA Press.

The Colossal Book of Questions Answers

Author : Fred L. Worth
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A collection of trivia questions and answers in categories including history, geography, movies, television, music, politics, sports, and science

Math Hysteria

Author : Ian Stewart
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Welcome to Ian Stewart's strange and magical world of mathematics! In Math Hysteria, Professor Stewart presents us with a wealth of magical puzzles, each one spun around an amazing tale: Counting the Cattle of the Sun; The Great Drain Robbery; and Preposterous Piratical Predicaments; to name but a few. Along the way, we also meet many curious characters: in short, these stories are engaging, challenging, and lots of fun!

Mathematical Structures and Mathematical Modelling

Author : Isaak Moiseevich I͡Aglom
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Math Amazements

Author : Pamela Marx
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Presents thirty-five sets of activities that explore mathematics, from geometry and logic to symmetry and number properties.

Mind Magic and Mentalism For Dummies

Author : James L. Clark
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Reveals the secrets behind mental illusions, ranging from mind control and hypnosis to reading while blindfolded and predicting the future, and includes a video of the author performing the tricks as viewed from the audience's perspective.

Creative Thinkering

Author : Michael Michalko
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Why isn’t everyone creative? Why doesn’t education foster more ingenuity? Why is expertise often the enemy of innovation? Bestselling creativity expert Michael Michalko shows that in every ?eld of endeavor — from business and science to government, the arts, and even day-to-day life — natural creativity is limited by the prejudices of logic and the structures of accepted categories and concepts. Through step-by-step exercises, illustrated strategies, and inspiring real-world examples, he shows readers how to liberate their thinking and literally expand their imaginations by learning to synthesize dissimilar subjects, think paradoxically, and enlist the help of the subconscious mind. He also reveals the attitudes and approaches that diverse geniuses share — and anyone can emulate. Fascinating and fun, Michalko’s strategies facilitate the kind of lightbulb-moment thinking that changes lives — for the better.