In Scientific American from 1956 to 1986, Martin Gardner had a column where he introduced hundreds of thousands of readers with the delights of mathematics, puzzles and problem solving techniques. He enlivened classic geometry and number theory and introduced readers to new areas such as combinatorics and graph theory.

At Amazon you can now buy a CD which contains the following fifteen books of Martin Gardner:

1. Hexaflexagons and Other Mathematical Diversions

2. The Second Scientific American Book of Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions

3. New Mathematical Diversions

4. The Unexpected Hanging and Other Mathematical Diversions

5. Martin Gardner’s 6th Book of Mathematical Diversions from Scientific American

6. Mathematical Carnival

7. Mathematical Magic Show

8. Mathematical Circus

9. The Magic Numbers of Dr. Matrix

10. Wheels, Life, and Other Mathematical Amusements

11. Knotted Doughnuts and Other Mathematical Entertainers

12. Time Travel and Other Mathematical Bewilderments

13. Penrose Tiles to Trapdoor Ciphers

14. Fractal Music, Hypercards, and more Mathematical Recreations from Scientific American

15. The Last Recreations: Hydras, Eggs, and Other Mathematical Mystifications.

… And also a profile and interview with Martin Gardner is included in this collection.

Best think about the CD is that you search through all books at once to find your favorite puzzle. Gardner, who turns 91 this year, continues to write on a variety of topics.

Buy Martin Gardner’s Mathematical Games book from Amazon.com for less than US$ 60. Happy Puzzling!

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