Undiluted Hocus-Pocus: The Autobiography of Martin Gardner

Undiluted Hocus-Pocus: The Autobiography of Martin Gardner

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ISBN-13: 9780691169699
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 11/03/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,281,039
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Martin Gardner (1914–2010) was an acclaimed popular mathematics and science writer. His numerous books include The Annotated Alice, When You Were a Tadpole and I Was a Fish, and Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Magic, Mathematics, and Mysterians, by Persi Diaconis xi

Preface xxiii

Prologue: I Am a Mysterian xxv

1 Earliest Memories 1

2 Lee School 10

3 Tulsa Central High, I 21

4 Central High, II 28

5 Hutchins and Adler 40

6 Richard McKeon 47

7 I Lose My Faith 53

8 Chicago, I 62

9 Chicago, II 76

10 I Become a Journalist 88

11 Mother and Dad 98

12 The Navy, I 111

13 The Navy, II 119

PHOTO ESSAY follows page 124

14 Esquire and Humpty 125

15 Scientific American 134

16 Pseudoscience 150

17 Math and Magic Friends 160

18 Charlotte 173

19 Bob and Betty 185

20 God 191

21 My Philosophy 195

Afterword: My Most Elegant Friend . . . , by James Randi 209

Index 215

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