By Boris A. Kordemsky
Part of the cause of the book's good fortune is its marvelously diversified collection of brainteasers starting from easy "catch" riddles to tricky difficulties (none, despite the fact that, requiring complicated mathematics). a number of the puzzles could be new to Western readers, whereas a few widespread difficulties were clothed in new types. usually the puzzles are provided within the type of fascinating tales that offer non-Russian readers with helpful insights into modern Russian lifestyles and customs. furthermore, Martin Gardner, former editor of the Mathematical video games division, Scientific American, has clarified and simplified the booklet to make it as effortless as attainable for an English-reading public to appreciate and luxuriate in. He has been cautious, in addition, to maintain approximately all of the freshness, heat, and humor of the original.
Lavishly illustrated with over four hundred transparent diagrams and a laugh sketches, this reasonably cheap variation of the 1st English translation will provide weeks or perhaps months of stimulating leisure. It belongs within the library of each puzzlist or lover of leisure mathematics.
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