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The Last Recreations: Hydras, Eggs, And Other Mathematical Mystifications
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Copernicus Books
Publication date March 31, 2007
Pages 392
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780387258270
ISBN-10 0387258272
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.34 lbs.
Original list price $21.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Of all of Martin Gardners writings, none gained him a wider audience or was more central to his reputation than his Mathematical Recreations column in Scientific American - which virtually defined the genre of popular mathematics writing for a generation. Flatland, Hydras and Eggs: Mathematical Mystifications is the final collection of these columns, covering the period roughly from 1979 to Gardners retirement in 1986. As always in his published collections, Gardner includes letters commenting on the ideas presented in his articles. These columns show him at the top of his form and should not be missed by anyone with an interest in mathematics.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780387949291
 
from Copernicus Books (September 1, 1997)
9780387949291 | details & prices | 392 pages | 6.50 × 10.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.65 lbs | List price $99.00
About: Of all of Martin Gardner\'s writings, none gained him a wider audience or was more central to his reputation than his Mathematical Recreations column in Scientific American\", which virtually defined the genre of popular mathematics writing for a generation.
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from Copernicus Books (March 31, 2007)
9780387258270 | details & prices | 392 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.34 lbs | List price $21.95
About: Of all of Martin Gardners writings, none gained him a wider audience or was more central to his reputation than his Mathematical Recreations column in Scientific American - which virtually defined the genre of popular mathematics writing for a generation.

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