## Mathematical circus: more games, puzzles, paradoxes, & other mathematical entertainments from Scientific American ; with thoughts from readers, afterthoughts from the author, and 105 drawings & diagramsA book of all sorts of stimulating ideas and feasts for the eyes, hands and brain. |

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User Review - GoodreadsI gave this book 5 stars because it began my life long passion for maths. Before I read this (around age 12) I thought maths consisted basically of dry mechanical problems. This was the first book that gave me an idea of the creativity and scope of mathematics. Read full review

### Contents

Optical Illusions | 3 |

Matches | 16 |

Spheres and Hyperspheres | 30 |

Copyright | |

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Mathematical Circus: More Games, Puzzles, Paradoxes, and Other Mathematical ... Martin Gardner No preview available - 1990 |

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