Get Fast, Free Shipping with Amazon Prime & FREE Returns
Return this item for free
  • Free returns are available for the shipping address you chose. You can return the item for any reason in new and unused condition: no shipping charges
  • Learn more about free returns.
FREE delivery Tuesday, May 24 if you spend $25 on items shipped by Amazon
Or fastest delivery Friday, May 20. Order within 14 hrs 34 mins
In Stock.
As an alternative, the Kindle eBook is available now and can be read on any device with the free Kindle app.
[{"displayPrice":"$5.95","priceAmount":5.95,"currencySymbol":"$","integerValue":"5","decimalSeparator":".","fractionalValue":"95","symbolPosition":"left","hasSpace":false,"showFractionalPartIfEmpty":true,"offerListingId":"lVIHVMcDvPlprBKw4NSIpSnnNV9hmRBPg1uc2ZpgypYBXFgbD4Awdm4kpF254YmtDckI1hWF6aGAtt47HgwDesACRFNLc79yStOuEct8Gv9d7tI78Pp2YHbKjjyxu3D%2BPng5UeDrLdY%3D","locale":"en-US","buyingOptionType":"NEW"},{"displayPrice":"$5.27","priceAmount":5.27,"currencySymbol":"$","integerValue":"5","decimalSeparator":".","fractionalValue":"27","symbolPosition":"left","hasSpace":false,"showFractionalPartIfEmpty":true,"offerListingId":"uWVECdTDeMIy3LcDDfkTz9b7OCRBqVIDI615ZomaWOF3Et9VQACVrmup4EGxtFMBxyRMBtsuCgU6rgDGhVxQ55dRMilB%2Fs68t0FnEb6oW%2FhciHoehpspIvbGqfsA7vSI6EoSOZnZjw3%2FjjTC%2BMaOjqrbNvvF4UJ2eTBJkZH5e2xNQ1V1NBxKmg%3D%3D","locale":"en-US","buyingOptionType":"USED"}]
$$5.95 () Includes selected options. Includes initial monthly payment and selected options. Details
Price
Subtotal
$$5.95
Subtotal
Initial payment breakdown
Shipping cost, delivery date, and order total (including tax) shown at checkout.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from
Amazon.com
Sold by
Amazon.com
Ships from
Amazon.com
Sold by
Amazon.com
Return policy: Eligible for Return, Refund or Replacement within 30 days of receipt
This item can be returned in its original condition for a full refund or replacement within 30 days of receipt.
My Best Mathematical and ... has been added to your Cart
FREE delivery May 25 - June 2. Details
Or fastest delivery May 20 - 25. Details
Used: Acceptable | Details
Sold by Clickgoodwill
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: This is a paper back book: Used - Acceptable: All pages and the cover are intact, but shrink wrap, dust covers, or boxed set case may be missing. Pages may include limited notes, highlighting, or minor water damage but the text is readable. Item may be missing bundled media.
Share <Embed>
Have one to sell?
Other Sellers on Amazon
Added
$8.28
& FREE Shipping
Sold by: Book Depository US
Sold by: Book Depository US
(930811 ratings)
90% positive over last 12 months
In stock.
Usually ships within 2 to 3 days.
Shipping rates and Return policy
Added
$4.37
+ $3.99 shipping
Sold by: Blackwell's U.K. *dispatched from UK*
Sold by: Blackwell's U.K. *dispatched from UK*
(10843 ratings)
93% positive over last 12 months
In stock.
Usually ships within 4 to 5 days.
Shipping rates and Return policy
Added
$9.57
& FREE Shipping
Sold by: bargainbookstores-
Sold by: bargainbookstores-
(442725 ratings)
96% positive over last 12 months
In stock.
Usually ships within 3 to 4 days.
Shipping rates and Return policy
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
Kindle app logo image

Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Learn more

Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.

Using your mobile phone camera - scan the code below and download the Kindle app.

QR code to download the Kindle App

Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles (Dover Recreational Math) Paperback – February 16, 2016

4.3 out of 5 stars 770 ratings

Price
New from Used from
Kindle
Paperback
$5.95
$1.95 $1.29
Coupon:  

Enhance your purchase


Inspire a love of reading with Amazon Book Box for Kids
Discover delightful children's books with Amazon Book Box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1, 2, or 3 months — new Amazon Book Box Prime customers receive 15% off your first box. Learn more.

Frequently bought together

  • My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles (Dover Recreational Math)
  • +
  • The Moscow Puzzles: 359 Mathematical Recreations (Dover Recreational Math)
  • +
  • The 125 Best Brain Teasers of All Time: A Mind-Blowing Challenge of Math, Logic, and Wordplay
Total price:
To see our price, add these items to your cart.
Choose items to buy together.

From the Publisher

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

Over a period of 25 years as author of the Mathematical Games column for Scientific American, Martin Gardner devoted a column every six months or so to short math problems or puzzles. He was especially careful to present new and unfamiliar puzzles that had not been included in such classic collections as those by Sam Loyd and Henry Dudeney. Later, these puzzles were published in book collections, incorporating reader feedback on alternate solutions or interesting generalizations.
The present volume contains a rich selection of 70 of the best of these brain teasers, in some cases including references to new developments related to the puzzle. Now enthusiasts can challenge their solving skills and rattle their egos with such stimulating mind-benders as The Returning Explorer, The Mutilated Chessboard, Scrambled Box Tops, The Fork in the Road, Bronx vs. Brooklyn, Touching Cigarettes, and 64 other problems involving logic and basic math. Solutions are included.

About the Author

Martin Gardner was a renowned author who published over 70 books on subjects from science and math to poetry and religion. He also had a lifelong passion for magic tricks and puzzles. Well known for his mathematical games column in Scientific American and his "Trick of the Month" in Physics Teacher magazine, Gardner attracted a loyal following with his intelligence, wit, and imagination.

Martin Gardner: A Remembrance
The worldwide mathematical community was saddened by the death of Martin Gardner on May 22, 2010. Martin was 95 years old when he died, and had written 70 or 80 books during his long lifetime as an author. Martin's first Dover books were published in 1956 and 1957: Mathematics, Magic and Mystery, one of the first popular books on the intellectual excitement of mathematics to reach a wide audience, and Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science, certainly one of the first popular books to cast a devastatingly skeptical eye on the claims of pseudoscience and the many guises in which the modern world has given rise to it. Both of these pioneering books are still in print with Dover today along with more than a dozen other titles of Martin's books. They run the gamut from his elementary Codes, Ciphers and Secret Writing, which has been enjoyed by generations of younger readers since the 1980s, to the more demanding The New Ambidextrous Universe: Symmetry and Asymmetry from Mirror Reflections to Superstrings, which Dover published in its final revised form in 2005.

To those of us who have been associated with Dover for a long time, however, Martin was more than an author, albeit a remarkably popular and successful one. As a member of the small group of long-time advisors and consultants, which included NYU's Morris Kline in mathematics, Harvard's I. Bernard Cohen in the history of science, and MIT's J. P. Den Hartog in engineering, Martin's advice and editorial suggestions in the formative 1950s helped to define the Dover publishing program and give it the point of view which — despite many changes, new directions, and the consequences of evolution — continues to be operative today.

In the Author's Own Words:
"Politicians, real-estate agents, used-car salesmen, and advertising copy-writers are expected to stretch facts in self-serving directions, but scientists who falsify their results are regarded by their peers as committing an inexcusable crime. Yet the sad fact is that the history of science swarms with cases of outright fakery and instances of scientists who unconsciously distorted their work by seeing it through lenses of passionately held beliefs."

"A surprising proportion of mathematicians are accomplished musicians. Is it because music and mathematics share patterns that are beautiful?" — Martin Gardner

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Dover Publications, Incorporated; First Thus Used edition (February 16, 2016)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 96 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0486281523
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0486281520
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 9 - 12 years
  • Grade level ‏ : ‎ 4 - 7
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 4.8 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 0.22 x 8.5 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 770 ratings

About the author

Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations.
Brief content visible, double tap to read full content.
Full content visible, double tap to read brief content.

For 25 of his 95 years, Martin Gardner wrote 'Mathematical Games and Recreations', a monthly column for Scientific American magazine. These columns have inspired hundreds of thousands of readers to delve more deeply into the large world of mathematics. He has also made significant contributions to magic, philosophy, debunking pseudoscience, and children's literature. He has produced more than 60 books, including many best sellers, most of which are still in print. His Annotated Alice has sold more than a million copies. He continues to write a regular column for the Skeptical Inquirer magazine.

Customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
4.3 out of 5
770 global ratings

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States on May 13, 2019
15 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on January 16, 2017
42 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on May 30, 2020
7 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on February 5, 2016
Customer image
5.0 out of 5 stars the text and graphics in this book are very nice and clear
Reviewed in the United States on February 5, 2016
I have not had enough time with the book yet to properly review it. I bought it for my 8 year old son who loves math and games. The first thing to notice is that unike other books, the text and graphics in this book are very nice and clear. That is very important when you are trying to concentrate and learn, especially for a younger person. There is another part of the books with answers, they clearly explain every problem in pretty good detail. It is a good mix of puzzles. I recommend this book, will post a better review later.
Images in this review
Customer image
Customer image
32 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on May 12, 2020
6 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on November 20, 2016
15 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on February 7, 2019
7 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on June 25, 2018
7 people found this helpful
Report abuse

Top reviews from other countries

00Bay
5.0 out of 5 stars Still a great book!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 30, 2013
11 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Neil Mason
1.0 out of 5 stars Decent content but.....
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 18, 2018
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Tygrrysek
3.0 out of 5 stars Not very good
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 25, 2021
paul thornley
5.0 out of 5 stars Stimulating
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 28, 2020
George
4.0 out of 5 stars A rather small book.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 7, 2018
One person found this helpful
Report abuse