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Can You Solve My Problems?: A casebook of ingenious, perplexing and totally satisfying puzzles
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Alex Bellos
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Can You Solve My Problems?: A casebook of ingenious, perplexing and totally satisfying puzzles

Alex Bellos


9781783351145

Faber & Faber


Mathematical logic;
Hobbies, quizzes & games;
Puzzles & quizzes


Hardback

336 pages

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Can You Solve My Problems? is not just a random list of skull-warping brain-teasers, but rather a skilfully curated anthology of puzzles... Bellos takes us back to the origins of various types of puzzle and explains their historical development... [he] reveals how intellectual giants, such as the mathematician John Conway, the Bletchley park codebreaker Max Newman, the Nobel physicist George Gamow and many other smart cookies, devoted a significant amount of their time to playing with puzzles .. . Excellent. ' - Simon Singh, Observer A good puzzle is ingenious, frustrating and a-ha!

-inducing. In this entertaining and utterly addictive book, Bellos will challenge you to pit your wits against pangrams, hidatos, chessboard puzzles and a Singaporean schoolchild's maths paper. Piece of cake, right? Only if you know the scientific method for cutting cake correctly.

Organised from easy-peasy to ninja level - with stories of puzzle mysteries, histories and scandals along the way this book will make your hippocampus happy.

By:   Alex Bellos
Imprint:   Faber & Faber
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   500g
ISBN:   9781783351145
ISBN 10:   1783351144
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   December 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  Professional and scholarly ,  College/higher education ,  ELT Advanced ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Alex Bellos is brilliant on all things mathematical. He has a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy from Oxford University. His bestselling books Alex's Adventures in Numberland and Alex Through the Looking-Glass have been translated into more than 20 languages. He is the co-author of a mathematical colouring book, Snowflake, Seashell, Star, and he has launched an elliptical pool table, LOOP. He writes a popular maths blog and a puzzle blog for the Guardian.

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