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Puzzles for Pleasure
Puzzles for Pleasure
Barry R. Clarke, "Puzzles for Pleasure"
Cambridge University Press | 2008 | ISBN: 0521466342 | Pages: 132 | PDF | 2,5 MB
Millions of people throughout the world are fascinated by puzzles, conundrums, and brain teasers. These amusing twisters from Barry Clarke are based on his extensive experience writing for the Daily Telegraph, Sunday Times and New Scientist. The author has gathered together a variety of posers including several examples of a brand new type of puzzle, The Word Bandit. Hints and full solutions are included for all puzzles. Wittily written and illustrated with delightful cartoons by the author, there is something for everyone here: puzzles for children, for the family, for members of Mensa, but above all puzzles for pleasure.
"...The author, who has a degree in quantum mechanics and has worked as a comedy writer for the BBC, creates novel and funny situations for each of his problems. Approximately half of these puzzles appeared as brain twisters in the Daily Telegraph newspaper in London." David J. Hildreth, The Mathematics Teacher
"...a lot of problem-solving puzzles in it [that are] hard yet fun..." Andrew Wood, American Scientist
"Challenging yet extremely accessible..." The Reading Lamp
"Written in a light humorous style, and delightfully illustrated by this multi-talented author, the puzzle assortment includes logic problems, word conundrums, algebraic teasers, visio-spatial puzzles, lateral mind benders and other brain twisters." Cryptologia
ierre Berloquin, "The Garden of the Sphinx: 150 Challenging and Instructive Puzzles"
These mathematical puzzles have appeared in the newspaper
Le Monde during the past few years. A number of readers have
responded to the challenge by offering not only original solu-
tions and modes of attack but also by stating new problems
related to those proposed. A dialogue was thus initiated in
which my problems or those I reproduced from the literature
generated a new set by stimulating the minds of my corre-
spondents. This book presents a collection resulting from the
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