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Gardner, Martin

Overview
Works: 148 works in 341 publications in 8 languages and 1,014 library holdings
Genres: Puzzles and games  Drama  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QA95, 793.74
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Most widely held works about Martin Gardner
 
Most widely held works by Martin Gardner
The expert at the card table : the classic treatise on card manipulation by S. W Erdnase( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Expert at the Card Table is the most famous, the most carefully studied book ever published on the art of manipulating cards at gaming tables." {u2014}from the Foreword by Martin Gardner.For almost a century, this book has been considered indispensable to attaining the highest level of card mastery. In it, S. W. Erdnase, a supreme master of card manipulation, teaches card enthusiasts how to perform the dazzling tricks and sleights {u2014} many of them his own creations {u2014} that made him famous.The first section of the book deals with card table artifice, or, to put it more bluntly, cheating at cards. Step by step, Mr. Erdnase demonstrates his own systems of false shuffling, false riffling and cutting, dealing from the bottom, and such slick moves as palming cards, "skinning the hand" {u2014} even three-card monte.The second section covers legerdemain: the art of forcing a card, one- and two-hand transformations, the devious "slide" and more. Card handlers will love Erdnase's selection of dazzling card tricks, including The Acrobatic Jacks, The Exclusive Coterie, The Divining Rod, The Invisible Flights, A Mind Reading Trick, and many others.In an informative Foreword to this edition, Martin Gardner relates the unhappy details of the author's personal life, and recounts the history of this famous book, whose methods, Mr. Gardner asserts, "are as useful today by magicians and card hustlers as they were in 1902. This book is still the bible of card 'mechanics,' and as much a delight to read as it was in the early years of this century."
The ambidextrous universe by Martin Gardner( Book )

20 editions published between 1964 and 1996 in 6 languages and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Das Jahr 1957 war vielleicht eines der aufregendsten in der Ge schichte der Kernphysik"--So schreibt D.Y. Bugg in der Besprechung eines Buches über Betazerfall in The New Scientist am 16. August 1962. "Zu Anfang jenes Jahres ging es wie ein Lauffeuer von Labor zu Labor, daß die Parität nicht erhalten bleibt. Professoren gestikulierten mit den Armen und redeten aufgeregt von Spin, Spiegeln und Anti welten, und sogar junge Semester merkten, daß etwas Besonderes los war. /I Auch die breite öffentlichkeit witterte, daß etwas Außerordentliches passiert war; zum al dann, als zwei sino-amerikanische Physiker, Tsung-Dao Lee und Chen-Ning Yang, den Nobelpreis in Physik für eine Untersuchung erhielten, die zum Sturz der Parität geführt hatte. Aber was war Parität überhaupt? Wie wurde sie gestürzt? Warum regen sich die Physiker so auf? Zum Glück braucht man nichts von höherer Mathematik oder Physik zu verstehen, um die Antworten auf diese Fragen zu erfassen. Not wendig ist dafür aber, daß man sich gründlich darüber klar wird, was Links-Rechts-Symmetrie ist und welche merkwürdige Rolle sie in der neueren Geschichte sowohl der Physik wie der Biologie spielt. In diesem Buch gehen wir von einer trügerisch einfachen Frage über Spiegel aus. Nachdem wir das Wesen der spiegelbildlichen Umkehr in ein, zwei und drei Dimensionen studiert haben, werfen wir zwischen durch einen Blick auf links und rechts in Trickzauberei und Kunst und stürzen uns danach in eine weitgespannte Untersuchung der Links Rechts-Symmetrie und -Asymmetrie in der Natur
Mathematics, magic and mystery by Martin Gardner( Book )

19 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No skill at sleight of hand is needed to perform the more than 500 tricks described. Mathematics guarantees their success
Mathematical magic show : more puzzles, games, diversions, illusions & other mathematical sleight-of-mind from Scientific American by Martin Gardner( Book )

18 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On title page: More puzzles, games, diversions, illusions, & other mathematical sleight-of-mind from "Scientific American."
Logik unterm Galgen : ein Mathematical in 20 Problemen by Martin Gardner( Book )

12 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1. Das Paradoxon der unerwarteten Hinrichtung.- 2. Knoten und Barromäische Ringe.- 3. Die transzendentale Zahl.- 4. Geometrische Zerlegungen.- 5. Über Glücksspiele.- 6. Die Kirche der vierten Dimension.- 7. Acht Aufgaben.- 1. Eine Ziffern-Lege-Aufgabe.- 2. Die Dame oder der Tiger.- 3. Ein Tennis-Match.- 4. Die farbigen Kegel.- 5. Die Aufgabe mit den sechs Zündhölzern.- 6. Zwei Schach-Aufgaben: Minimum-und Maximum-Angriffe.- 7. Wie weit fuhr die Familie Schmidt?.- 8. Voraussage eines Fingerzählens.- 8. Eine Spiel-Lernmaschine aus Zündholzschachteln.- 9. Spiralen.- 10. Drehungen und Spiegelungen
Relativity for the million by Martin Gardner( Book )

13 editions published between 1962 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematical puzzles and diversions by Martin Gardner( Book )

24 editions published between 1959 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematische Hexereien : Denksport-aufgaben, Kunststücke, Rätsel, Spiele, mathematische Zauberei by Martin Gardner( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1990 in German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kopf oder Zahl? Paradoxa und mathematische Knobeleien by Martin Gardner( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Haha" ou l'éclair de la compréhension mathématique by Martin Gardner( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1996 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un recueil de problèmes en apparence difficiles et compliqués, mais qui peuvent avoir des solutions courtes et élégantes, découvertes par intuition (effet "haha"). Il s'agit de problèmes sur l'analyse combinatoire, la géométrie, l'arithmétique, la logique, les algorithmes, les chiffres et les lettres. Une histoire amusante illustre chaque problème
Time travel and other mathematical bewilderments by Martin Gardner( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapters : the movie( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An explosive, true-to-life examination of being young and black on the mean streets of Memphis. Meet Alphonzo, better known as Zo, torn between the words of wisdom of his Big Momma and the temptations of the street. Zo finds that money, lust, betrayal, and greed are the pages that turn Zo's life into corruption, self-destruction, and a soul without redemption
Mathematische Hexereien : Denksportaufgaben, Kunststücke, Rätsel, Spiele, mathemat. Zauberei by Martin Gardner( Book )

4 editions published between 1977 and 1983 in Undetermined and German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tong su xiang dui lun by Jia Le( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in Chinese and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Gardener's New mathematical diversions from Scientific American by Martin Gardner( Book )

7 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brain-teasing mathematical puzzles accompanied by lucid explanations of the basic principles behind the solutions
Mit dem Fahrstuhl in die 4. Dimension : mathematische Rätsel, Paradoxien und neue logische Probleme by Martin Gardner( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Magie des paradoxes by Martin Gardner( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un recueil des paradoxes "les plus amusants et les plus significatifs" dans les domaines suivants: la logique, la géométrie, les nombres, les statistiques, les probabilités et le temps
The Moscow puzzles; 359 mathematical recreations by B. A Kordemskiĭ( Book )

3 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is, quite simply, the best and most popular puzzle book ever published in the Soviet Union. Since its first appearance in 1956 there have been eight editions as well as translations from the original Russian into Ukrainian, Estonian, Lettish, and Lithuanian. Almost a million copies of the Russian version alone have been sold.Part of the reason for the book's success is its marvelously varied assortment of brainteasers ranging from simple ""catch"" riddles to difficult problems (none, however, requiring advanced mathematics). Many of the puzzles will be new to Western readers, while some
The Scientific American book of mathematical puzzles & diversions by Martin Gardner( Book )

10 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from his monthly column on mathematical recreations in the "Scientific American", with much new material, and comments from Mr. Gardner and his readers
Country of the Blind : and Other Science-Fiction Stories by Martin Gardner( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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