Martin Gardner (born 21 October 1914, Tulsa, Oklahoma), the American mathematics and science writer specializes in recreational mathematics. His other interest include micromagic, stage magic, pseudoscience, literature (especially the writings of Lewis Carroll), philosophy, scientific skepticism, and religion. He wrote the Mathematical Games column in Scientific American from 1956 to 1981, and he has published over 70 books. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Gardner)
Some of Martin Gardner's books
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Lewis Carroll: The Annotated Alice:
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
AND Through the Looking Glass
Lewis Carroll: The Hunting of the Snark:
An Agony in Eight Fits
(Edited with with Henry Holiday)
First published in 1876, this poem tells of the search for the Snark.
This edition, previously published as "The Annotated Snark", reproduces
the original illustrations by Henry Holiday,
including the "suppressed" Boojum drawing.
The Annotated Innocence of Father Brown
by G. K. Chesterton
The Colossal Book of Mathematics:
Classic Puzzles, Paradoxes, and Problems
The Universe in a Handkerchief:
Lewis Carroll's Mathematical Recreations, Games, Puzzles, and Word Plays
Origami, Eleusis, and the Soma Cube:
Martin Gardner's Mathematical Diversions
The Magic Numbers of Dr. Matrix
Introduces us to this extraordinary man, Dr Irving Joshua Matrix.
Believed by many to be the greatest numerologist who ever lived,
Dr Matrix claims to be a reincarnation of Pythagoras.
Gardner follows Dr Matrix as he roams the world and assumes new
identities and discovers new manifestations of the power of numbers.
Relativity Simply Explained
Calculus Made Easy
The Wizard of Oz and He Who Was
Martin Gardner's Table Magic
Hexaflexagons and Other Mathematical Diversions:
The First Scientific American Book of Puzzles and Games
Great Essays in Science
Codes, Ciphers and Secret Writing
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