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GARDNER, Martin. Mathematical Carnival : From Penny Puzzles, Card Shuffles,and Tricks of Lightning Calculators to Roller Coaster Rides into the Fourt h Dimension. A new round-up of Tantalizers from Scientific American, with elegant Mathematical Commentaries by Mr. Gardner, Backtalk from readers, and115 Pictures and Diagrams. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1975. First Printing . Pp. (10),ix-xii,(2),3-274. Illustrated. 8vo, yellow cloth with black decoration to front board, green lettering to front board and spine. "Here is anwe bonanza of Martin Gardner's incomparable mathematical entertainments f rom Scientific American -- where, for almost two decades, his monthly serving of 'Mathematical Games' has entralled a world-wide audience ranging fromhigh-school kids to great mathematicians and housewives, humanists, scient ists, parsons, and poets... And the diversions presented here range from games and puzzles as easy as Pi to gloriously mind-stretching (even boggling!) conducted tours into the mathematical stratosphere." - from the dj. Lightspotting to top edge, else very good in nicked, unclipped dustjacket. Sign ed and inscribed by the author on the flyleaf, with the note "Chapt. 12 is the funniest" [--chapter 12 being "The Numerology of Dr. Fliess"]. 40.00
Title: Mathematical Carnival : From Penny Puzzles, Card Shuffles, and Tricks of Lightning Calculators to Roller Coaster Rides into the Fourth Dimension. First Edition in dustjacket, signed.
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1975, ISBN:0394494067:
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