So You Think You've Got Problems?: Surprising and rewarding puzzles to sharpen your mind (Hardback)Alex Bellos (author)
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Negotiate the most fiendish brain-teasers in history with this compendium of legendary puzzles compiled by the bestselling author of Alex’s Adventures in Numberland. With witty and enlightening commentary from the author on a range of thinkers, intellectuals and eccentrics, this is so much more than a straightforward puzzle book.
Thought you had it bad? In this book, you will be: Imprisoned by a sadistic logician. Challenged to raise dogs from the dead. Trapped on a burning island. And much more besides ...
Everything is at stake in this compendium of more than 150 ingenious puzzles, selected to reveal the wonderful diversity of brainteasers that have confounded and intrigued solvers for the last thousand years. You'll need to pit your wits against probability problems, wrestle with wordplay, grapple with geometry and scrabble for survival. Along the way you will discover stories of whip-smart thinkers, eccentric novelists and a poodle with allegedly supernatural powers.
You will absorb fascinating and important mathematical ideas. Some solutions will rely on ingenuity, some will challenge you to spot hidden patterns, others call for extreme rationality. All will surprise, entertain and stretch your brain. Will you make it out with your puzzling pride intact?
Publisher: Guardian Faber Publishing
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 433 g
Dimensions: 198 x 153 x 20 mm
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