by Jerry Slocum and Dieter Gebhardt
with Dic Sonneveld, Harold Raizer and Jack Botermans
The amazing stories of 53 new puzzles made of
stone. F. Ad. Richter began selling the first Anchor Stone puzzle in
1890, and the same puzzle is still being produced 120 years later. The
first puzzle was the Chinese Tangram and it was so successful that
Richter designed and produced four new puzzles within the next two
years. His success was due to the attractive look and feel of the
stones and by the beautiful graphics by the best German artists on the
covers of the boxes and problem books.
by Serhiy Grabarchuk, Peter Grabarchuk, and Serhiy Grabarchuk, Jr.
More than a hundred original and creative puzzles
from the Grabarchuk family group. The puzzles collected in the book
are very different but they all require "out of the box" approach and
are based heavily on a visual appeal. Many puzzles from the book will
definitely become classic one day. Just to name some types of puzzles
from the book: logical, visual, puzzles with coins and matchsticks,
spatial, dot-connecting, and more.
The New Puzzle Classics: Ingenious Twists on Timeless Favorites
by Serhiy Grabarchuk
More than 200 original puzzle ideas. A foreword by the famous New
York Times crossword puzzle editor and NPR's
Weekend Edition Sunday puzzle master
Will Shortz. An official
puzzle book. These are only several reasons in a bigger list of why it
is worth to have this book. They say the book is destined to become a
classic. Another reason?..
World Class Puzzles from the World Puzzle Championships
This book is published in March
2002 by Random House Puzzles & Games, and continues the series of
puzzle collections from all the World Puzzle Championships started in
New York in 1992.
This nice puzzle collection includes the puzzles from the 2000
US/Canadian Team Qualifying Test and the 9th World Puzzle Championship
(WPC) hosted by the US Puzzle Team in Stamford, Connecticut, October
The book is available at all quality local and online bookstores.
Classic Puzzles, Paradoxes, and Problems
by Martin Gardner
In the preface to this really colossal (736 pages!!) book Martin Gardner says that his long and happy relationship with Scientific American began in 1952 with an article on the history of logic
machines - curious devices for solving problems in formal logic. And that it was an article on hexaflexagones, which in December of 1956 started in Scientific American the regular, now legendary, column titled "Mathematical Games" ran for twenty-five years - a
quarter of a century!
Since then fifteen anthologies of these monthly columns have been published, and now Martin Gardner selected his best columns which brought the greatest reader response, and made this one-of-a-kind super collection. To every of 50 chapters placed in twelve sections Martin Gardner added a lengthy addendum and selected bibliography.
The Colossal Book of Mathematics is the most comprehensive math book ever assembled by Martin Gardner, and, undoubtedly, every math and puzzle lover will be delighted to have and read this definitive collection from America's most popular mathematical expert.
Training the Mind and Entertaining the Spirit
by Martin Gardner
This new collection of math puzzles and problems from his legendary math workshop, Martin Gardner, the Grand Master of recreational mathematics, has dedicated to “all the underpaid teachers of mathematics everywhere, who love their subject and are able to communicate that love to their students.” Gardner's Workout contains math pieces not previously published in book form. Without doubt, this book will be a fantastic gift to everyone who loves recreational math, and admires Gardner's endless talent.
Martin Gardner said that no other person in the World knows more about geometric dissections than
Greg Frederickson. Just explore Greg's unique book and you'll understand why. The book explores geometric dissections - cuttings of one or more figures into pieces that can be rearranged to form other figures, and includes a huge variety of dissections from ancient geometrical gems to new unpublished discoveries accompanied by hundreds of diagrams. In the book you'll find the techniques, historical origins and short biographies of the people who have worked on these problems.
This book is the best collection of illusions ever published. You'll find in the book about 150 illusions - old favorites and very recent discoveries, with brief scientific explanations for each effect. This book, full of delightful and perplexing, simple and sophisticated illusions, will provide hours of pleasure for you, your family, and friends, and will be interesting and useful for students and puzzle lovers, for young and old alike. The Art of Optical Illusions book is the 1st Place winner by the American Library Association, 2001.
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Jerry Slocum is one of the World's biggest puzzle collectors, and President of the Slocum Puzzle Foundation established by himself in 1993 to educate the public on puzzles and support puzzling in education. This book contains
several dozens of the best puzzles from Jerry's unbelievable collection -
more than 40,000 mechanical puzzles now! They are selected to be suitable for puzzle solvers ages 4 through 8. Over a dozen of puzzles included in this unique book are real - ready-to-solve - high quality pieces. Just take and solve! And what is more, the book has a lo-o-o-o-ot of hints for people who like puzzle solving, but sometimes need to cheat (just a little!) when got desperate.
This one-of-a-kind book is about play with words, but with their visual side rather than with their meaning. Many words or even sentences have some kind of symmetry - palindromes, words with mirror symmetry, or words that have exactly the same or totally another (and still meaningful!) spelling when reading in a mirror. Scott Kim has added to this traditional wordplay a new and really fantastic level designing word-images which show you symmetry in a totally new fashion. You'll find in the book many unusual and perfectly symmetric patterns of different kind, and very interesting and useful comments and explanations, how to create your own Inversions.
"The First-Ever Self-Performing Book Of Illusion". Just take it
in your hands and... welcome to the Magic Show. Dazzle yourself and then
dazzle your family and friends with 12 awe-inspiring tricks. Every page in
this book is a trick itself, ready to be performed immediately. Cards,
dominoes, vanishes, magic numbers, illusions... Feel free to be a
performer and a spectator at once. A simple reset system of the book
allows you to come back to every trick again and again. Let this book be
your helper in your first-ever Magic Show - and even if your spectators
are familiar with the most of these tricks bet there will be at least one
trick that will make them say "How?" or "Why?"