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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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Some paradoxes are very common, while others are not so common. Help spot trickery in advertizing and political assertions. I have to admit I didn’t get all of this even though it was clearly targeted at middle school readers.

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Logic martni The Missing Dollar. Population Implosion 37 The Gamblers Fallacy. It’s a book that focuses almost entirely on those special singularities in our minds where aah standard logic of a situation breaks down to allow a loophole, a shortcut Insight Martin Gardner No preview available – Matija Mazi rated it it was amazing Aug 06, May 23, Anna Kander added it Shelves: Make no mistake, it’s not, though young adults could certainly benefit and enjoy.


Previously published separately, the two books aha! 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.

Libro interessante e adatto anche a gardher che, con matematica e logica hanno poco a che fare! But if you can free your mind from standard problem solving techniques, you may be receptive to an aha!

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Want to Read saving…. Laureano rated it liked it Jan 11, Dicho esto, el libro trata sobre paradojas en diferentes bloques: Infinite Regress 10 3 Geometry.

Other editions – View all Aha! Feb 25, Brent rated it liked it. And as we all know, flashcards can’t be reviewed, right? This buffet-style approach might dissappoint serious puzzlers like me! I got it when I was 10 or 11, and it’s as entertaining to me now as it was then.

This book is just the sort of thing to keep your company occupied when they visit. In this combined volume, you will find There’s not many books that can make such a claim.

Martin Gardner was a supremely intelligent mathematician with a real talent for explaining complex mathematical problems in a way that lay people could understand. Not to be overlooked by the casual reader who might not see themselves as the puzzling type, “Aha!

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Tristan rated it liked botcha Sep 12, Gardner primarily approaches logica The world is lesser without Martin Gardner in it.

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

Now you know the tiger can’t be the last word, because then it wouldn’t be unexpected; having read all the words but one without finding the tiger, you would know the tiger was next before you actually saw it.

A Two Volume Collection: It’s kind of an odd book, in that the cartoony style is a little dated and it really looks more like a kid’s book or a Young Adult book.

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 margin page.

Paradoxes about integers fractions and an infinite. Gotdha see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Insight are here combined as a single volume. The book is full of illustrations, which makes some of the explanations a lot easier to follow than they would be otherwise.