9780387949291 / 0387949291

The Last Recreations: Hydras, Eggs, and Other Mathematical Mystifications


4.18 avg rating17 ratings by GoodReads

Publisher:Copernicus, 1997



Prices INCLUDE standard shipping to United States
Show prices without shipping
Change shipping destination/currency
Shipping prices may be approximate. Please verify cost before checkout.

About the book:

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.\"

Search under way...

Search complete.

Compare book prices from over 100,000 booksellers. Click on the price to find out more about a book.

New books: 1 - 10 of 29


Used books: 1 - 10 of 82