The Penguin Book of Puzzles

Author: Gareth Moore

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0718188616

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 288

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For the puzzle fanatic. A collection of challenges from throughout history, featuring some of the greatest ever puzzle masters . . . -------------------------- A Sumerian Riddle (circa 18th Century) There is a house. The blind enter it and then come out seeing. What is that house? -------------------------- A Charade I have wings, yet never fly - I have sails, yet never go - I cant keep still, if I try, Yet forever stand just so. -------------------------- From the riddles of the ancients to puzzles that perplex the greatest minds of today, The Penguin Book of Puzzles is a glorious compendium of conundrums from throughout history. These challenges will require all the reader's wits to solve, but range from the easy to the brain-bending and are suitable for novice and veteran puzzlers alike. There is something here to suit every taste, including crosswords, mathematical challenges, word games and logic conundrums, but also some intriguing types of puzzles that have been unearthed from centuries gone by. Timeless and entertaining, there are hours of fun waiting in this miscellany of puzzlement.
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The Penguin Book of Sudoku 3

Author: Michael Mepham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780143055426

Category: Sudoku

Page: 132

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Sudoku is a phenomenon all over the world. The addictive logic game, originated in the U.K. and popularized in Japan, has spread across the globe. The puzzles are now syndicated daily in newspapers in Australia, Germany, Scandinavia, Italy and Spain, and the mania for Sudoku has just reached us. Sudoku may, like the crossword puzzle, stay a lifetime or it may just be the meteor-like craze of 2005, but one thing is clear: The Penguin Books of Sudoku are the most accessible introduction to the puzzle. The rules to the puzzle, as with all great puzzles, are deceptively simple and easy to understand. It's a puzzle of reasoning and logic--no math is involved--but that's not to say that Sudoku won't stretch your brain a bit. Depending on one's skill and experience, a Sudoku puzzle can be solved in anywhere from ten minutes to a half-hour. Compiler Michael Mepham provides not only the game's background, but also an easy tutorial that will turn the novice into a Sudoku expert within minutes. Sudoku is the one puzzle you won't be able to put down--it's fun, challenging, and absolutely addictive
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The Penguin Dictionary of Curious and Interesting Numbers

Author: David Wells

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141929405

Category: Mathematics

Page: 256

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Why was the number of Hardy's taxi significant? Why does Graham's number need its own notation? How many grains of sand would fill the universe? What is the connection between the Golden Ratio and sunflowers? Why is 999 more than a distress call? All these questions and a host more are answered in this fascinating book, which has now been newly revised, with nearly 200 extra entries and some 250 additions to the original entries. From minus one and its square root, via cyclic, weird, amicable, perfect, untouchable and lucky numbers, aliquot sequences, the Cattle problem, Pascal's triangle and the Syracuse algorithm, music, magic and maps, pancakes, polyhedra and palindromes, to numbers so large that they boggle the imagination, all you ever wanted to know about numbers is here. There is even a comprehensive index for those annoying occasions when you remember the name but can't recall the number.
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More Games of No Chance

Author: Richard Nowakowski,Silvio Levy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521808323

Category: Mathematics

Page: 535

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This 2003 book documents mathematical and computational advances in Amazons, Chomp, Dot-and-Boxes, Go, Chess, Hex, and more.
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Chiryoku

The Japanese Secret to Keeping a Nimble Mind - Over 200 Traditional Brain-Training Puzzles

Author: Gareth Moore

Publisher: Ebury Press

ISBN: 9781529104073

Category:

Page: 192

View: 1991

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Chiryoku = Intellectual Power. Compared to the West, people in Japan live longer, healthier lives and at the heart of their culture - and part of their daily routine - are brain-training puzzles. The square-box puzzles here, familiar to millions in Japan, are a workout for your mind. Test and strengthen your mental agility, concentration, numerical skills, powers of reasoning, observation and creative thinking. Enjoy working through puzzles that will take you from total beginner to master mind and help keep your brain healthy for years to come.
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The GCHQ Puzzle Book

Author: GCHQ

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0718185552

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 368

View: 5357

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GCHQ is a top-secret intelligence and security agency which recruits some of the very brightest minds. Over the years, their codebreakers have helped keep our country safe, from the Bletchley Park breakthroughs of WWII to the modern-day threat of cyberattack. So it comes as no surprise that, even in their time off, the staff at GCHQ love a good puzzle. Whether they're recruiting new staff or challenging each other to the toughest Christmas quizzes and treasure hunts imaginable, puzzles are at the heart of what GCHQ does. Now they're opening up their archives of decades' worth of codes, puzzles and challenges for everyone to try.
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Tribute to a Mathemagician

Author: Barry Cipra,Erik D. Demaine,Martin L. Demaine,Tom Rodgers

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439864799

Category: Mathematics

Page: 308

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The tradition of a publication based on the Gathering for Gardner continues with this new carefully selected and edited collection in which Martin Gardner and friends inspire and entertain. The contributors to this volume---virtually a list of Who's Who in the World of Puzzles---trace their inspiration to Martin Gardner's puzzle column in Scientific American and to his contributions to the world of recreational mathematics. Tribute to a Mathemagician contains an author index for the two previous books in the collection of books based on the Gatherings for Gardner. Sample puzzles and games include: - Tripos - Black Jack - Chinese ceramic puzzle vessels - Paper folding - Mongolian interlocking puzzles - Rolling block puzzles - Sliding puzzles - Cryptic crosswords - The Panex puzzle - Polyonimo puzzles - and more
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