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Gardner, Martin

Works: 159 works in 492 publications in 10 languages and 1,496 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  Puzzles and games  Nonsense verse  Interviews  Games  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
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 Scientific American book of mathematical puzzles & diversions by Martin Gardner( Book )

42 editions published between 1958 and 2003 in 8 languages and held by 165 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
Mathematical carnival : from penny puzzles, card shuffles and tricks of lightning calculators to roller coaster rides into the fourth dimension by Martin Gardner( Book )

40 editions published between 1925 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aufgabensammlung; Denksport; Mathematisches Spiel
Philosophical foundations of physics; an introduction to the philosophy of science by Rudolf Carnap( Book )

31 editions published between 1966 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stimulating, thought-provoking text by one of the 20th century's most creative philosophers makes accessible such topics as probability, measurement and quantitative language, causality and determinism, theoretical laws and concepts, more
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."
Mathematics, magic and mystery by Martin Gardner( Book )

18 editions published between 1956 and 2005 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."
Aha! : Aha! insight by Martin Gardner( Book )

15 editions published between 1878 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains puzzles that first baffle and then delight problem solving addicts. Grew out of a collaboration between Bob Tappay and Martin Gardner to enliven the learning of mathematics
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
The annotated Snark : the full text of Lewis Carroll's great nonsense epic, the hunting of the snark by Lewis Carroll( Book )

18 editions published between 1962 and 1987 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A nonsense poem recounting the adventures of the Bellman and his crew and their challenges hunting a Snark
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

Fads and fallacies in the name of science by Martin Gardner( Book )

14 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in English and French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fair and witty appraisal examines some of the crazes and quackeries that have masqueraded as science. Discussions include hollow earth theories; Charles Fort and the Fortean Society; Wilhelm Reich and orgone sex energy; dianetics; flying saucers; food and medical fads; much more. "A very able and even-tempered presentation." {u2014} The New Yorker
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

The whys of a philosophical scrivener by Martin Gardner( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Whys of a Philosophical Scrivener showcases Martin Gardner as the consummate philosopher, thinker, and great mathematician that he is. Exploring issues that range from faith to prayer to evil to immortality, and far beyond, Garnder challenges the discerning reader with fundamental questions of classical philosophy and life's greater meanings. Recalling such philosophers was Wittgenstein and Arendt, The Whys of Philosophical Scrivener embodies Martin Garner's unceasing interest and joy in the impenetrable mysteries of life
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

Martin Gardner's mathematical games : the entire collection of his Scientific American columns by Martin Gardner( )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Searchable source that brings together 30 years of Gardner's "Mathematical Games" column which ran in Scientific American from 1956 to 1986
Wheels, life, and other mathematical amusements by Martin Gardner( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathers mathematical puzzles, problems, games, and anecdotes about mathematical and scientific discoveries
"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
Riddles of the sphinx : and other mathematical puzzle tales by Martin Gardner( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Solving these riddles is not simply a matter of logic and calculation, though these play a role. Luck and inspiration are factors as well, so beginners and experts alike may profitably exercise their wits on Gardner's problems, whose subjects range from geometry to word play to questions relating to physics and geology. We guarantee that you will solve some of these riddles, be stumped by others, and be amused by almost all of the stories and settings that Gardner has devised to raise these questions."--Back cover
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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The expert at the card table : the classic treatise on card manipulation
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The expert at the card table : the classic treatise on card manipulationMathematics, magic and mysteryAha! : Aha! insightMathematical puzzles and diversionsFads and fallacies in the name of scienceMathematical circus : more games, puzzles, paradoxes, & other mathematical entertainments from Scientific American ; with thoughts from readers, afterthoughts from the author, and 105 drawings & diagramsWheels, life, and other mathematical amusementsRiddles of the sphinx : and other mathematical puzzle tales