The Universe in a Handkerchief

Lewis Carroll’s Mathematical Recreations, Games, Puzzles, and Word Plays

Authors: Gardner, Martin

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This book contains scores of intriguing puzzles and paradoxes from Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice in Wonderland, whose interests ranged from inventing new games like Arithmetical Croquet to important problems in symbolic logic and propositional calculus. Written by Carroll expert and well-known mathematics author Martin Gardner, this tour through Carroll's inventions is both fun and informative.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Fiction and Verse

    Gardner, Martin

    Pages 1-20

  • The Diaries

    Gardner, Martin

    Pages 21-46

  • Letters

    Gardner, Martin

    Pages 47-57

  • Books and Articles

    Gardner, Martin

    Pages 59-74

  • Miscellaneous Amusements

    Gardner, Martin

    Pages 75-82

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Universe in a Handkerchief
Book Subtitle
Lewis Carroll’s Mathematical Recreations, Games, Puzzles, and Word Plays
Authors
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Copernicus
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-28952-6
DOI
10.1007/0-387-28952-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-94673-3
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-25641-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 158
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