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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Paperbackpages. Selected pages Title Page. Overall, magtin just a delightful book that’s easy to read and leaves you much smarter than you were when you started it.

Aha! A Two Volume Collection: Aha! Gotcha Aha! Insight – Martin Gardner – Google Books

I’ve had this on my “to read” list for years and finally got around to checking it out. At least the cartoons helped! Make no mistake, it’s not, though young adults could certainly benefit and enjoy. Books by Martin Gardner.

Nothing could be further from the truth. Insight are here combined as a single volume.

Aha! Gotcha: Paradoxes to Puzzle & Delight (Tools for Transformation)

You can see a few sample pages on this Boing Boing link: Feb 25, Brent rated it liked it. Eugene Zilberleyb rated it it was amazing Mar 21, Examples are illustrated TIGER with crude but hilarious drawings some of which originally appeared in a series of filmstrips anyone remember filmstrips?

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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 exp [ Warning: Olivia rated it it was amazing Feb 12, And as we all know, flashcards can’t be reviewed, right? Nov 19, Fiver rated it really liked it. I got it when I was 10 or 11, and it’s as entertaining to me now as it was then. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Thanks for telling us about the problem. This book twisted my brain up as a child This book is much more than just a collection of puzzles to solve, it really makes you think about some fascinating ideas relating to paradoxes.

This buffet-style approac Not to be overlooked by the casual reader who might not see themselves as the puzzling type, “Aha! Lists with This Book. You won’t know where the tiger will be until you encounter it.

Jul 29, B rated it really liked it Shelves: Help spot trickery in advertizing and political assertions. In this combined volume, you will find puzzles ranging over geometry, logic, probability, statistics, number, time, combinatorics, and word play.

He groups the book into several sections and groups the paradoxes under headings such as “Number” and “Time. May 23, Anna Kander added it Shelves: Gardner calls these puzzles aha! There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Cute drawings, clever humor, and all around fun.

To ask other readers questions about Aha! The mmartin is full of illustrations, which makes some of the explanations a lot easier to follow than they would be otherwise. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. A pocket book of riddles, full of fun aua illustrations. Insight Volume 10 of Aha!: Pedro rated it it hotcha amazing Jul 06, Refresh and try again.


The book jumps lightly from puzzle stories, to light math, to trivia, and a wide variety of applications and puzzle types.

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. Many interesting problems, but for almost all of them a gardenr is made garddner 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. Published December 31st by W.

Aha! Gotcha: Paradoxes to Puzzle and Delight – Martin Gardner – Google Books

Puzzle books are a very difficult genre to review, because in many ways they are more like interactive games than sources of prose information. Libro interessante e adatto anche a coloro che, con matematica e logica hanno poco a che fare! Gotchaplease sign up. After a while you will begin to catch the spirit of offbeat, nonlinear thinking, and you may be surprised to find your aha! To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Return to Book Page. Martin Gardner was an American mathematics and science writer specializing in recreational mathematics, but with interests encompassing micromagic, stage magic, literature especially the writings of Lewis Carrollphilosophy, scientific skepticism, and religion.