aha! Gotcha. Paradoxes to puzzle and delight. Martin Gardner aha! Gotcha is derived from The Paradox Box, a set of filmstrips, cassettes, and Teacher’s. Martin Gardner wrote Aha! Gotcha: Paradoxes to Puzzle and Delight and Aha! Insight in the early s and I love them both. Both books have. Aha! gotcha by Martin Gardner, , W.H. Freeman edition, in English.

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A Sticky Gum Problem. Infinite Regress 10 3 Geometry. Published December 31st by W. Eugene Zilberleyb rated it it was amazing Mar 21, I’ve had this on my “to read” list for years and finally got around to checking it out. Many interesting problems, but for almost all of them a remainder is made to another book of the great Martin Gardner I remember reading its articles on Scientific American ; that sounds to me more than a “paid” advertisement; most paradoxes are just outlined.

Aha! Gotcha: Paradoxes to Puzzle & Delight by Martin Gardner

Preface xvu The Ubiquitous Number 9 Books by Martin Gardner. He groups the book into several sections and groups the paradoxes under headings such as “Number” and “Time.

This is a great book for paradox fans of all ages, and it’s wonderful for beginners but still worthwhile to the seasoned puzzler.

A gift from my father in Thanks for telling us about the problem. Refresh and try again. Each puzzle is drawn out using childish stick-figures to present a paradox or riddle, which is then explained and reviewed in prose on the following page. He lives in Hendersonville, North Carolina.


And as we all know, flashcards can’t be reviewed, right? Other editions – View all Aha! Luis Uribe rated it really liked it Aug 20, Not maritn be overlooked by the casual reader who might not see themselves as the puzzling type, “Aha!

Aug 06, Doug rated it it was amazing.

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Olivia rated it it was amazing Feb 12, The book jumps lightly from puzzle stories, to light math, to trivia, and a wide variety of applications and puzzle types.

I got it when I was 10 or 11, and it’s as entertaining to me now as it was then. Contents Preface xvu The Ubiquitous Number 9 I have to admit I didn’t get all of this even though it was clearly gottcha at middle school readers. Insight Martin Gardner No preview available – After a while you will begin to catch the spirit of offbeat, nonlinear thinking, and you may be surprised to find your gotdha

Account Options Sign in. It’s a book that focuses almost entirely on those special singularities in our minds where the standard logic of a situation breaks down to allow a loophole, a shortcut The collection includes some famous conundrums, such as Zeno’s Paradox, Pascal’s Wager, Simpson’s Paradox in the form of a search for swingers at a singles’ club and the Gambler’s Fallacy.

Puzzle books are a very difficult genre to review, because in many ways they are more like interactive games than sources of prose information.

This book contains paradoxes, puzzles, explanations, and a miniature comic to go with each. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Aha! gotcha : paradoxes to puzzle and delight / Martin Gardner – Details – Trove

That said, he does it in a way that involves minimal math marrin only a basic understanding of logic and reason. This book is lots of fun for accomplished and aspiring nerds, but is also a good first introduction to infinite sets and very basic probability theory.


You can see a few sample marhin on this Boing Boing link: This book is just the sort of thing to keep your company occupied when they visit. Even coffee-table landscape eye candy tomes can be roughly compared to other non-fiction reading, but puzzle books more often can be passed off as merely glorified flashcards. By the same logic, the tiger couldn’t be the penultimate word, either, because if you read up to the third-to-last word, you’d know the tiger would come next, and you’d expect it.

This book is much more than just a collection of margin to solve, it really makes you think about some fascinating ideas relating to paradoxes.

Gotcha,” is that rare breed of puzzlebook that has gardnrr appeal. Feb 25, Brent rated it liked it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This buffet-style approach might dissappoint serious puzzlers like me! Gotcha by Martin Gardner. Libro interessante e adatto anche a coloro che, con matematica e logica hanno poco a che fare!