Perplexing Puzzles and Tantalizing Teasers

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Courier Corporation, 1988 - 208 σελίδες

Here's a bonanza of 93 stimulating brainteasers ideal for limbering and strengthening young mental muscles. Many of the puzzles are classics, while others are presented here for the first time. Ridiculous riddles, tantalizing teasers, intricate mazes, deceptive illusions, tricky questions, and a host of unusual word and picture puzzles, offer young readers hours of challenging fun.
Youngsters will love such intriguing mind-builders as The Maze of Minotaur, the Dime-and-Penny Switcheroo, Mr. Bushyhead's Problems, Knock, Knock…Who's There?, Mrs. Windbag's Gift, Find the Duck, Bee on the Nose, The Flatz Beer Goof, and many more.
Compiled by noted puzzle expert Martin Gardner, this collection combines two books in one, providing a double helping of puzzle fun in one convenient volume. Richly illustrated with diagrams and hilarious drawings by Laszlo Kubinyi, this curious and comic collection is the perfect companion for car trips, parties and picnics, or those long rainy days. Solutions are at the back of the book but no fair peeking until you've at least given the puzzles a try!

 

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Puzzle Number Page
8
INTRODUCTION
9
Ridiculous Riddles
11
Handies
12
Fun with Palindromes
14
The Lost Star
16
Find the Hidden Animals
17
Tricky Questions
18
Puzzle Number INTRODUCTION ix
Ten Ridiculous Riddles 1
1
Fat Bats and Other Funny Beasts 2
2
The Whistler 4
4
Where Does the Ball Go? 5
5
Tricky Questions 6
6
What Do You Do Next? 7
7
The Musicians of Inviz 9
9

The Five Airy Creatures
19
The Maze of the Minotaur
20
The DimeandPenny Switcheroo
21
A Dozen Droodles for Nimble Noodles
22
Tantalizing Toothpick Teasers
24
Read the Thriftigrams
26
More Tricky Questions
28
Mr Bushyheads Problem
29
Sneaky Arithmetic
30
The Careless Sign Painter
31
The Undecidables
32
Sallys Silly Walk
34
Still More Tricky Questions
35
Guess The Typitoons
36
The Fish and the Robot
37
The ChristmasStar Puzzle
38
To Be or Not to Be 12
12
Whats the Difference? 14
14
Easy as ABC 16
16
Four Eye Twiddlers 18
18
Dividing the Cake 21
21
Find the Mistakes 22
22
Three Match Puzzles 24
24
Help Sherlock Catch the Criminals 26
26
The Two Watering Cans 28
28
See Sherman Shave 29
29
Find the Duck 30
30
Threeletter Word 31
31
Four More Eye Twiddlers 32
32
A Pair of Ants 36
36
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Martin Gardner was a renowned author who published over 70 books on subjects from science and math to poetry and religion. He also had a lifelong passion for magic tricks and puzzles. Well known for his mathematical games column inScientific American and his "Trick of the Month" in Physics Teacher magazine, Gardner attracted a loyal following with his intelligence, wit, and imagination.

Martin Gardner: A Remembrance
The worldwide mathematical community was saddened by the death of Martin Gardner on May 22, 2010. Martin was 95 years old when he died, and had written 70 or 80 books during his long lifetime as an author. Martin's first Dover books were published in 1956 and 1957: Mathematics, Magic and Mystery, one of the first popular books on the intellectual excitement of mathematics to reach a wide audience, andFads and Fallacies in the Name of Science, certainly one of the first popular books to cast a devastatingly skeptical eye on the claims of pseudoscience and the many guises in which the modern world has given rise to it. Both of these pioneering books are still in print with Dover today along with more than a dozen other titles of Martin's books. They run the gamut from his elementaryCodes, Ciphers and Secret Writing, which has been enjoyed by generations of younger readers since the 1980s, to the more demandingThe New Ambidextrous Universe: Symmetry and Asymmetry from Mirror Reflections to Superstrings, which Dover published in its final revised form in 2005.

To those of us who have been associated with Dover for a long time, however, Martin was more than an author, albeit a remarkably popular and successful one. As a member of the small group of long-time advisors and consultants, which included NYU's Morris Kline in mathematics, Harvard's I. Bernard Cohen in the history of science, and MIT's J. P. Den Hartog in engineering, Martin's advice and editorial suggestions in the formative 1950s helped to define the Dover publishing program and give it the point of view which ? despite many changes, new directions, and the consequences of evolution ? continues to be operative today.

In the Author's Own Words:
"Politicians, real-estate agents, used-car salesmen, and advertising copy-writers are expected to stretch facts in self-serving directions, but scientists who falsify their results are regarded by their peers as committing an inexcusable crime. Yet the sad fact is that the history of science swarms with cases of outright fakery and instances of scientists who unconsciously distorted their work by seeing it through lenses of passionately held beliefs."

"A surprising proportion of mathematicians are accomplished musicians. Is it because music and mathematics share patterns that are beautiful?" ? Martin Gardner

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