WorldCat Identities

Slocum, Jerry

Overview
Works: 305 works in 401 publications in 4 languages and 2,168 library holdings
Genres: History  Puzzles and games  Picture puzzles  Exhibition catalogs  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: GV1493, 793.73
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Jerry Slocum
 
Most widely held works by Jerry Slocum
Puzzles old & new : how to make and solve them by Jerry Slocum( Book )

23 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and Japanese and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes solutions to the puzzles as well as a selected bibliography of mechanical puzzle books and reference books and articles
The Tangram book : the story of the Chinese puzzle with over 2000 puzzles to solve by Jerry Slocum( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With its exquisite photographs and richly informative text, this is simply the best, the most unique, and the most in-depth study of the ancient and popular Chinese puzzle game. This first truly comprehensive and beautiful volume on one of the world?s most popular and intriguing puzzles is an authoritative, lavishly photographed history of tangrams, and also a masterful introduction to puzzle solving, with more than 2,000 all-time tangrams. This accurate history of the classic Chinese art form comes from a tangram museum owner and his research team, who discovered many treasures, such as the tangram sets used by Chinese mathematicians 2,200 years ago to test Pythagorean theorems. Photos show how to arrange tangram-shaped antique dinner tables for a variety of themes such as mountain ranges and celebration costumes. Among the puzzles for you to solve: Paradoxical Pairs that appear to be identical but differ in a hard-to-detect detail
Tricky optical illusion puzzles by Jerry Slocum( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The longer you look, the more you get fooled. That's the fun of optical illusion puzzles. Coins rearrange themselves. Pictures disappear and reappear. Numbers add up to the same sum even when you remove some of them. Study a landscape and find 164 hidden objects. Stare into a 3-D picture until a ball is caught. See which knots won't really tie anything. Trace some mazes with only one right path, and one with over 600
The cube : the ultimate guide to the world's bestselling puzzle : secrets, stories, solutions( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Just in time to satisfy the kids of all ages who received Rubik's Cubes as holiday gifts, here is the book to ensure that the gift won't go unused (or unsolved). The authors share their expertise on the greatest puzzle ever created. Not only does this book provide dozens of strategies for competitive cubing, including speedcubing, it also shows you how to solve every kind of cube that exists: the "Mini Cube" 2x2x2; the "Classic" 3x3x3; the "Rubik's Revenge" 4x4x4; the "Professor's Cube" 5x5x5; and the largest cubes available, the "V-Cube 6" 6x6x6 and the "V-Cube 7" 7x7x7. The book even includes modular instructions for cubes of any potential size! All solutions are fully illustrated with all-new, easy-to-follow instructions created specially for this book. It also includes a fascinating history of the Rubik's Cube from its invention in 1974 by Erno ̋Rubik to the '80s craze to its resurgence today, including dozens of rare photographs of vintage cubes, ephemera, and more! Packed with color photos from Jerry Slocum's extensive and unique collection of mechanical puzzles, this book is a must-have companion to the ultimate brainteaser"--Publisher description
New book of puzzles : 101 classic and modern puzzles to make and solve by Jerry Slocum( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

101 CLASSIC AND MODERN PUZZLES TO MAKE AND SOLVE
The book of ingenious & diabolical puzzles by Jerry Slocum( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 15 puzzle : how it drove the world crazy ; the puzzle that started the craze of 1880 ; how Amercia's greatest puzzle designer, Sam Loyd, fooled everyone for 115 years by Jerry Slocum( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains the definitive, illustrated history of one of the most popular and important mechanical puzzles of all time. It can be argued that the Fifteen Puzzle in 1880 had the greatest impact on American and European society during of any mechanical puzzle the world has ever known. - Books by famous mathematicians tell that a deaf mute invented the 15 puzzle, but encyclopedias, other books and web sites say it was invented by Sam Loyd who Martin Gardner called "America's greatest puzzle designer". Or has Sam Loyd, who said he invented the puzzle, continued to fool the world for more than 100 years?
Optische Illusionen : Puzzles, Rätsel, Vexierbilder und magische Quadrate by Jack Botermans( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in German and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romano-Celtic mask puzzle padlocks : a study of their origin, design, technology and security : 156 artifacts from the 2nd/1st century BC to the 4th century AD by Jerry Slocum( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a little-known and ingenious artifact of the Roman world: a small puzzle padlock whose font plate bears a face or?mask? of?Celtic? style. The padlocks were designed to secure small bags or pouches and their distribution extended across Europe with the majority found in the Danubian region and in the vicinity of Aquileia. The authors examine the cultural context, the origins and uses of the padlocks, and provide detailed solutions to the puzzle mechanisms. The publication provides a fully illustrated catalog of the known 156 examples, categorizes their types according to construction and style, and explores the technicalities of the subject by the process of constructing replica mask puzzle padlocks
Optische illusies en andere puzzels by Jack Botermans( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in Dutch and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verzameling van puzzels en raadsels, die gebaseerd zijn op gezichtsbedrog
Het ultieme puzzelboek : de beste puzzels van de hele wereld zelf maken en oplossen by Jerry Slocum( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Dutch and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht in woord en beeld van diverse puzzels
Geduldspiele der Welt : wie man sie baut und wie man sie löst by Jack Botermans( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in German and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tangram : de geschiedenis van de Chinese tangrampuzzel met meer dan 1600 opgaven by Jerry Slocum( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in Dutch and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anchor puzzle book : the amazing stories of more than 50 new puzzles made of stone by Jerry Slocum( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cube : secrets, stories and solutions of the world's best-selling puzzle by Jerry Slocum( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of the puzzle : astounding and confounding by Jerry Slocum( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spiegeleffecten en andere verborgen illusies by Jack Botermans( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in Dutch and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verzameling van puzzels en raadsels, die gebaseerd zijn op bijzondere effecten met perspectief en spiegels
't Is me een raadsel : boordevol kleurrijk denkplezier by Jack Botermans( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in Dutch and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bundel denkpuzzels, trucs en spelletjes
A world of puzzles : highlights from the Jerry Slocum Collection of mechanical puzzles, brainteasers & ingenious objects by Bloomington) Lilly Library (Indiana University( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The big book of paradoxes, puzzles and problems by Fabrice Mazza( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hundreds of historic brain-teasing challenges await the reader inside this work
 
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Puzzles old & new : how to make and solve them
Alternative Names
Jerry Slocum Puzzle collector, author

슬로컴, 제리

ジェリー・スローカム

スローカム, ジェリー

Languages
English (68)

German (15)

Dutch (10)

Japanese (1)

Covers
The Tangram book : the story of the Chinese puzzle with over 2000 puzzles to solveTricky optical illusion puzzlesThe cube : the ultimate guide to the world's bestselling puzzle : secrets, stories, solutionsThe Cube : secrets, stories and solutions of the world's best-selling puzzleThe big book of paradoxes, puzzles and problems