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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Insight Martin Gardner No preview available – He uses the cartoons to walk you through exactly the wrong conclusion, then steps back and brilliantly deconstructs the argument so that you can see where your normal human condition fails you and why the unintuitive answer is the mathematically correct one.

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Garener if you can free your mind from standard problem solving techniques, you may be receptive to an aha! Contents Preface xvu The Ubiquitous Number 9 Population Implosion 37 The Gamblers Fallacy.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Some paradoxes are very common, while others are not so common.


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. Feb 28, BP rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Aug 06, Doug rated it it was amazing.

Carmen rated it it was amazing Jul 14, A gift from my father in Brenn Lea Pearson Designed by. Insight Volume 10 of Aha!: Books by Martin Gardner. Want to Read saving….

That said, he does it in a way that involves minimal matin and only a basic understanding of logic and reason. Overall, it’s just a delightful book that’s easy to read and leaves you much smarter than you were when you started it.

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

Pedro rated it it was amazing Jul 06, The book jumps lightly from puzzle stories, to light math, to trivia, and a wide variety of applications and puzzle types. I’ve had this on my “to read” list for years and finally got around to checking it out. Eugene Zilberleyb rated it it was amazing Mar 21, Selected pages Title Page.


There’s not many books that can make such a claim.

Aha! gotcha

Gotcha,” is that rare breed of puzzlebook that has universal appeal. Open Preview See a Problem? Puzzle books are a very difficult genre to review, because in many ways they are more like interactive games than sources of prose information. Examples are illustrated Bardner with crude but hilarious drawings some of which originally appeared in a series of filmstrips anyone remember filmstrips?

A Sticky Gum Problem. Gardner at his best! Paradoxes about integers fractions and an infinite. 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 short, but full of interesting marttin and paradoxes to think about.

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