Mathematical Recreations and Essays
by W. W. Rouse Ball
Publisher: Macmillan 1914
Number of pages: 506
This is a classic collection of mathematical recreations written by W.W. Rouse Ball around 1900. It is a comprehensive first source for information about magic squares, Platonic and Archimedian solids, "Knight's Tours" and other chessboard recreations, and just about any other variety of math-related puzzle you could name.
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by Sam Loyd - The Lamb Publishing Company
Sam Loyd was the all time greatest inventor and developer of puzzles. This is considered to be the most fabulous and exciting collection of puzzles ever assembled in one volume. The puzzles come with wonderful illustrations.
by Martin Gardner, at al. - AK Peters
Comprises an imaginative collection of pieces created in tribute to Martin Gardner. Contains pieces as widely varied as Gardner's own interests ranging from limericks to lengthly treatises, from mathematical journal articles to personal stories.
by W. S. Andrews - Open Court Publishing Company
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A good puzzle should demand the exercise of our best wit and ingenuity, and although a knowledge of mathematics is often of great service, yet it sometimes happens that a kind of natural cunning and sagacity is of considerable value.