Colossal Book of WordplayPaperback
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- Publisher: STERLING
- Format: Paperback | 160 pages
- Dimensions: 147mm x 226mm x 13mm | 204g
- Publication date: 14 October 2010
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 1402765037
- ISBN 13: 9781402765032
- Illustrations note: b/w throughout
- Sales rank: 696,744
This mind-bending compendium is full of whimsical forms of wordplay. It includes amazing anagrams and silly spoonerisms, alphamagic squares and cryptarithms. It is sure to have sesquipedalian scholars and limber-minded logophiles racking their brains in delight! A true pioneer in the field of recreational mathematics, Martin Gardner has been wrangling words for decades and his latest opus is nothing short of extraordinary. From amazing anagrams and silly spoonerisms to alphamagic squares and cryptarithms, this mind-bending compendium is chock-full of whimsical forms of wordplay that are sure to have sesquipedalian scholars and limber-minded logophiles racking their brains in delight.
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Martin Gardner is a popular mathematics and science author who has written more than 60 books on maths, magic, puzzles, literature, philosophy and religion. He wrote the "Mathematical Games" column in Scientific American from 1956 to 1981.