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Dr. Ecco: Mathematical Detective (Codes, Puzzles, and Conspiracy) Paperback – June 18, 2004
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In this collection of original puzzles, games, and codes, the heroic Dr. Ecco, a mathematical detective and puzzle solver, takes on his archenemy, Baskerhound, and uncovers a plot that threatens the world. No sophisticated mathematical background is necessary to solve these challenges, which were inspired by the methods and thinking of researchers in computer science and mathematics. All you need is imagination and a passion for puzzles.
A graduate of Yale, author Dennis Shasha received his Ph.D. from Harvard and is Associate Professor of Computer Science at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University. He includes complete solutions at the end of the book, and has rated the puzzles according to difficulty.
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- Publisher : Dover Publications (June 18, 2004)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 256 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0486435520
- ISBN-13 : 978-0486435527
- Item Weight : 10.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.25 x 0.5 x 8.25 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,496,362 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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%80 of the book is just cheap talk and literature that has nothing to do with the problems or puzzles, the author just tries just to fill the book with paragraphs like a cheap, low level science fiction novelists do..