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The Last Recreations

Hydras, Eggs, and Other Mathematical Mystifications

Authors: Gardner, Martin

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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.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

Buy this book

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Last Recreations
Book Subtitle
Hydras, Eggs, and Other Mathematical Mystifications
Authors
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Copernicus
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-30389-5
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-30389-5
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-25827-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 392
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