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The Last Recreations: Hydras, Eggs, and Other Mathematical Mystifications
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Copernicus Books
Publication date September 1, 1997
Pages 392
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780387949291
ISBN-10 0387949291
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.50 by 10 in.
Weight 1.65 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $99.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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. Flatland, Hydras and Eggs: Mathematical Mystifications will be the final collection of these columns, covering a period roughly from 1979 to Gardner\'s retirement as a regular columnist in 1986. The notable trend over Gardner\'s career is the increasing sophistication of the mathematics he has been able to translate into his famously lucid prose. These columns show him at the top of his form and are not to be missed by anyone with an interest in mathematics. As always in his published collections, Gardner includes letters received from mathematicians and other commenting on the ideas presented in the columns.\"

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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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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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