# Hexaflexagons, probability paradoxes, and the Tower of Hanoi; Martin Gardner's first book of mathematical puzzles and games.

9780521735254Hexaflexagons, probability paradoxes, and the Tower of Hanoi The

**Tower of Hanoi**or

**Towers of Hanoi**is a mathematical game or puzzle. It consists of three pegs, and a number of disks of different sizes which can slide onto any peg. ; Martin Gardner's first book of mathematical puzzles and games.

Gardner, Martin Gardner, Martin (1914– ) writer, mathematical games editor; born in Tulsa, Okla. After graduating from the University of Chicago (B.A. 1936), he became a reporter for the

*Tulsa Tribune*.

Cambridge U. Press

2008

193 pages

$14.99

Paperback

The new Martin Gardner

**Martin Gardner**(b. October 21, 1914, Tulsa, Oklahoma) is a popular American mathematics and science writer specializing in recreational mathematics, but with interests encompassing magic (conjuring), pseudoscience, literature (especially Lewis Carroll), philosophy, and religion. mathematical library

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This collection from Martin's Mathematical Games columns in Scientific American

**Scientific American**

U.S. monthly magazine interpreting scientific developments to lay readers. It was founded in 1845 as a newspaper describing new inventions. By 1853 its circulation had reached 30,000 and it was reporting on various sciences, such as astronomy and was published by Simon and Schuster in 1959, and proved to be the first of 15 such collections. Now over 90, he has expanded his accounts of puzzles and games and updated the bibliographies.

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