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Einstein's Riddle : Riddles, Paradoxes, and Conundrums to Stretch Your Mind (Hardcover)

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A philosopher and mathematician presents fifty of the most engrossing, ingenious riddles ever devised.

Riddles, paradoxes, and puzzles have been confusing and delighting people for millennia. Zeno of Elea wondered how a hare could ever catch a tortoise in a race: every time the hare catches up, the tortoise has moved very slightly ahead. Schr?dinger had his cat, Bertrand his box, and Russell his paradoxes.

These time-honored mind benders have tantalized and mesmerized us for years. Now, in one book, Jeremy Stangroom presents the classics in this field: the Monty Hall Problem; the Liar's Paradox; the Hangman's Paradox; and, of course, Einstein's Riddle. Stylishly designed and lucidly written, this book is a classic of its genre. It's perfect for beginning logicians--Einstein devised the titular riddle when he was a child--and advanced thinkers the world around.

By turns infuriating, fascinating, and gloriously satisfying, these puzzles will keep you thinking and guessing from beginning to end.


Publisher Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA
Mfg Part# 9781596916654
SKU 210752861
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1596916656
Release Date 8/5/2009
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