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New Mathematical Diversions: More Puzzles, Problems, Games, and Other Mathematical Diversions

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Martin Gardner, «New Mathematical Diversions: More Puzzles, Problems,
Games, and Other Mathematical Diversions (Spectrum Series)»
Mathematical Assn of America | ISBN 0883855178 | Revised edition (June 1995) |
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REVIEW:

Another collection of pearls of mathematical wisdom, November 27, 2000
Reviewer: Charles Ashbacher (Marion, Iowa United


If there were a mathematics of watching paint dry, Martin Gardner would make it interesting. Without peer as a popularizer of mathematics, he is equally adept at explaining all areas. This book, another updated collection of his Scientific American columns, is a twenty member set of polished pearls. Although somewhat mundane as a descriptive adjective, the word readable fits his writing like a custom made body stocking.
Always interesting and entertaining, reading his essays is somewhat like eating tiny chocolate bars. You can't get enough, each seems too small, and there are no negative side effects.

Published in Journal of Recreational Mathematics, reprinted with permission