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The Second Scientific American Book of Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions

By Martin Gardner

This pleasant assortment from the magician of math introduces readers to magic squares, the Generalized Ham Sandwich Theorem, origami, electronic roots, an replace of the Induction video game of Eleusis, Dudeney puzzles, the maze at Hampton court docket palace, and plenty of extra mathematical puzzles and principles.

"Gardner is usually the clown prince of technology. . . . His Mathematical video games column in Scientific American is among the few bridges over C. P. Snow's recognized 'gulf of mutual incomprehension' that lies among the technical and literary cultures."—Time

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Just One More Hand: Life in the Casino Economy

By Ellen Mutari, Deborah M. Figart

Just yet another Hand tells a narrative that staff in all places can relate to: an that promised a pretty good and solid livelihood is being reworked via aggressive pressures, inflicting staff to lose their financial footing. What looked like a very good task in the future turns into a nasty task the following. Incorporating the true reports of on line casino staff, the e-book demonstrates the problems for neighborhood groups which are development new casinos within the hopes of luring travelers. neighborhood groups putting all their chips on casinos as an monetary improvement technique face more and more lengthy odds.

Life tales of person staff in Atlantic urban are explored within the context of the historical past of the town and the now-global gaming undefined. With an increasing number of casinos competing for patrons, staff are feeling the brunt of cost-cutting measures, together with the wholesale closure of a few casinos. whereas long-time staff are struggling with opposed to concessions and salary stagnation, more youthful employees juggle a number of part-time and seasonal jobs at a number of casinos. coverage makers hoping to offset those traits are attempting to rebrand Atlantic urban for a more youthful, hipper, and extra well-to-do consumers utilizing public-private partnerships. regrettably, scant consciousness is being paid to the center factor in monetary development—the want for sustainable livelihoods and significant paintings. right here, Ellen Mutari and Deborah Figart discover the realities of the and the lives and demanding situations the staff inside it are dealing with.

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Time Travel: A History

By James Gleick

From the acclaimed writer of The Information and Chaos, a mind-bending exploration of time go back and forth: its subversive origins, its evolution in literature and technology, and its effect on our realizing of time itself.

Gleick's tale starts off on the flip of the 20 th century with the younger H. G. Wells writing and rewriting the wonderful story that turned his first e-book, a world sensation, The Time Machine. a bunch of forces have been converging to transmute the human realizing of time, a few philosophical and a few technological—the electrical telegraph, the steam railroad, the invention of buried civilizations, and the perfection of clocks. Gleick tracks the evolution of time shuttle as an idea within the culture—from Marcel Proust to Doctor Who, from Woody Allen to Jorge Luis Borges. He explores the inevitable looping paradoxes and examines the porous boundary among pulp fiction and smooth physics. eventually, he delves right into a temporal shift that's unsettling our personal second: the instant stressed out global, with its all-consuming current and vanishing future.

(With a colour frontispiece and black-and-white illustrations throughout.) 

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The Peanuts Guide to Happiness

By Charles M. Schulz

The Peanuts gang provide their knowledge on happiness during this superbly produced present booklet for all generations. For the beguiling Peanuts gang, happiness is many stuff - a hot blanket, a snowy day, an entire supper dish, yet so much of all happiness is being one of many gang. The hundreds of thousands of devoted Charles Schulz fanatics and those that fondly have in mind our best-loved beagle and his acquaintances will cherish this newest identify in our Peanuts advisor to lifestyles sequence.

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Time Travel: A History

By James Gleick

From the acclaimed writer of The Information and Chaos, a mind-bending exploration of time go back and forth: its subversive origins, its evolution in literature and technological know-how, and its impression on our figuring out of time itself.

Gleick's tale starts off on the flip of the 20 th century with the younger H. G. Wells writing and rewriting the wonderful story that grew to become his first e-book, a global sensation, The Time Machine. a number of forces have been converging to transmute the human realizing of time, a few philosophical and a few technological—the electrical telegraph, the steam railroad, the invention of buried civilizations, and the perfection of clocks. Gleick tracks the evolution of time go back and forth as an concept within the culture—from Marcel Proust to Doctor Who, from Woody Allen to Jorge Luis Borges. He explores the inevitable looping paradoxes and examines the porous boundary among pulp fiction and glossy physics. ultimately, he delves right into a temporal shift that's unsettling our personal second: the prompt stressed out international, with its all-consuming current and vanishing future.

(With a colour frontispiece and black-and-white illustrations throughout.) 

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Hexaflexagons and Other Mathematical Diversions: The First 'Scientific American' Book of Puzzles and Games

By Martin Gardner

These sincerely and cleverly offered mathematical recreations of paradoxes and paperfolding, Moebius adaptations and mnemonics either historical and glossy satisfaction and perplex whereas demonstating rules of good judgment, likelihood, geometry, and different mathematical fields.

"A classic."--Andrew Rothery, Times schooling Supplement

"Martin Gardner has grew to become a trick as neat as any within the booklet itself. He has chosen a gaggle of diversions which aren't basically interesting yet mathematically significant besides. the result's a piece that is lucrative on nearly each point of mathematical achievement."--Miriam Hecht, Iscripta Mathematica

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