BN.com Gift Guide

Puzzlers' Tribute: A Feast for the Mind

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $41.98
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 23%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (13) from $41.98   
  • New (6) from $41.98   
  • Used (7) from $77.02   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing 1 – 5 of 6
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$41.98
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(261)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
2001 Hardcover New Hardcover With Some Light 9780709052791 Shelf Wear To The Edges/Corners Of The Cover. Clean Pages. Great Customer Service. We Stand Behind All Of Our ... Products. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Oregon City, OR

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$48.13
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(23567)

Condition: New
BRAND NEW

Ships from: Avenel, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$49.09
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(4532)

Condition: New
New Book. Shipped from UK within 4 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000.

Ships from: Horcott Rd, Fairford, United Kingdom

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$50.25
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(10638)

Condition: New
New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000.

Ships from: Secaucus, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$112.45
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(320)

Condition: New
Brand New Item.

Ships from: Chatham, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing 1 – 5 of 6
Close
Sort by

Overview

This second collection of interesting mathematical puzzles continues the tribute to Martin Gardner, who has provided us with original puzzles and puzzling stories ever since he created and produced the "Mathematical Games" column in Scientific American. The international community of puzzle enthusiasts has gathered once again to celebrate Martin Gardner's continued contribution and, most fittingly, has done so in kind, by providing new challenges to our inquiring minds. We proudly present this collection to the mathemagicians of the world for their enjoyment, as a playful provocation.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
" "". . . even well-known puzzles retain their power, as was made clear again and again last month at the seventh ""Gathering for Gardner."" These conferences of mathematicians, puzzlers, game-players and magicians at the Ritz-Carlton here began as personal tributes to Martin Gardner, Scientific American's legendary Mathematical Games columnist, and now take place without the master's presence (he is 91). During four days of talks and tricks, the oldest puzzles mixed freely with the newest."" -Edward Rothstein, The New York Times , April 2006

""This presents an incredible range of beautiful material, witty ideas, tantalising puzzles, intriguing problems, and surprising ingenious solutions. Anyone interested in mind-boggling problems will find plenty to interest them here."" -EMS Newsletter, November 2003"

From The Critics
The door to enlightenment is bewilderment, and the key is paradox. Such is the mantra of the latest collection of essays, some 80 of them, presented at the second through fourth irregular conclaves, Gathering for Gardner, at which mathematicians, magicians, and puzzlists honor Martin Gardner, their high priest. Much of the material is anecdotal about their craft, but of course many puzzles find their way in, not all of which require mathematical or logical adeptness. Each includes a bibliography, but there is no index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568811215
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/5/2001
  • Pages: 436

Meet the Author

David Wolfe
David Wolfe

Considered the world’s leading authority on raw-food nutrition, David Wolfe is the author of the best-selling book The Sunfood Diet Success System. He conducts 70 to 80 health lectures and seminars each year in the United States, Canada, Europe and the South Pacific, and hosts at least five health, healing, and beauty retreats each year at various retreat centers around the world.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Preface
A Playful Tribute
In Memorium
A Greeting to Martin Gardner
Pt. I The Toast: Tributes 1
Harry Eng: A Tribute 3
The Eng Coin Vise 7
David A. Klarner - A Memorial Tribute 11
David Klarner's Pentacube Towers 15
Some Reminiscences of David Klarner 19
Just for the Mel of It 21
Mel Stover 29
The Stack of Quarters 33
Pt. II Tantalizing Appetizers: Challenges for the Reader 35
Crostic in Honor of Martin Gardner 37
A Clock Puzzle 41
Three Problems 43
A Scrub Tile Puzzle 49
All Tied up in Naughts 53
Jumping Cards 59
Six Off-beat Chess Problems 65
Four Squares for Squares 69
Pt. III Smoked Ham: A Course in Magic 73
It's All about Astonishment 75
Shooting Craps Today 79
The Transcendental Knot 83
The Brazilian Knot Trick 91
Mental Match-up 97
A Labyrinth in a Labyrinth 103
Paradox Squares Force 107
A Face in the Shadows 111
A Card Vanishing in a Nut 113
Casey at the Fox 115
Sleight of Hand with Playing Cards prior to Scot's Discoverie 119
Cubist Magic 143
"Impossible" Foldings 147
Pt. IV Chef's Caprice 153
Coincidences 155
The Bard and the Bible 163
Inversions: Lettering with a Mathematical Twist 167
All You Need Is Cards 179
Calendrical Conundrums 191
Two Poems 205
Pt. V Wild Game (and Puzzles) 207
What Makes the Puzzler Tick? 209
Diabolical Puzzles from Japan 213
How to Outwit the Parity 221
Inflated Pentominoes 227
Pixel Polyominoes 233
Pythagorean Puzzle 235
Classic Six-Piece Burr Puzzle 239
A Classification of Burrs 245
Paving Mazes 253
Early Japanese Export Puzzles: 1860s to 1960s 257
Interlocking Spirals 273
The Partridge Puzzles 277
Pt. VI Mathematical Entrees 283
Fermat's Last Theorem and the Fourth Dimension 285
Games People Don't Play 301
Mathematical Chats Between Two Physicists 315
How Flies Fly: The Curvature and Torsion of Space Curves 327
Some Tricks and Paradoxes 341
Pt. VII Mathematical Treats 349
How Recreational Mathematics Can Save the World 351
Variations on a Transcendental Theme 361
Magic "Squares" Indeed! 365
The Beer Bottles Problem 373
The Fractal Society 377
Four Games for Gardner 383
The Sol LeWitt Puzzle: A Problem in 16 Squares 387
Sum-Free Games 395
Shadows and Plugs 399
A Neglected Trigonometric Gem 403
Kotani's Ant Problem 407
Y2K Problem of Dominoes and Tatami Carpeting 413
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)