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Loyd, Dudeney and... Galactic Takeover by Serhiy Grabarchuk
Loyd, Dudeney and... Galactic Takeover
by Serhiy Grabarchuk
It's amusing to see how things that were interesting to puzzlers many decades ago look fresh and attractive today. Of course, they were presented in a somewhat different manner, but their core is still appealing to their solvers...
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The Canterbury Puzzles and Other Curious Problem by Henry E. Dudeney
The Canterbury Puzzles and Other Curious Problems
by Henry E. Dudeney
From morning to night we are being perpetually brought face to face with puzzles. But there are puzzles and puzzles. Those that are usually devised for recreation and pastime may be roughly divided into two classes: Puzzles that are built up on some interesting or informing little principle; and puzzles that conceal no principle whatever...
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Visual Brainstorms 2 by Martin Gardner
Visual Brainstorms 2
by Martin Gardner
e are living in a time when good, fundamentally sound education is essential to our future. The onset of the information age presents entirely new challenges to us as a society in the 21st century. Both children and adults are being asked to adapt to new technologies, to learn new skills, and to think in new and smart ways...
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The Pleasure of Finding Things Out by Richard P. Feynman
The Pleasure of Finding Things Out
by Richard P. Feynman
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself-and you are the easiest person to fool. So you have to be very careful about that. After you've not fooled yourself, it's easy not to fool other scientists. You just have to be honest in a conventional way after that...
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Aha! Insight by Martin Gardner
Aha! Insight
by Martin Gardner
Experimental psychologists like to tell a story about a professor who investigated the ability of chimpanzees to solve problems. A banana was suspended from the center of the ceiling, at a height that the chimp could not reach by jumping...
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Genius by James Gleick
Genius
by James Gleick
eynman tended to associate more with the mathematicians than the physicists at the Graduate College. Students from the two groups joined each afternoon for tea in a common lounge - more English tradition transplanted - and Feynman would listen to an increasingly alien jargon...
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Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles by Martin Gardner
Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles
by Martin Gardner
In selecting materials for this collection I have done my best to find puzzles that are unusual and entertaining, that call for only the most elementary knowledge of mathematics, but at the same time provide stimulating glimpses into higher levels of mathematical thinking...
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The Puzzling Worldof Polyhedral Dissections by Stewart T. Coffin
The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections
by Stewart T. Coffin
Nearly everyone must have had at least a few amusements among his or her childhood treasures based on the simple principle of taking things apart and fitting them back together again. Indeed, many infants show a natural inclination to do this almost from birth...
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