Tangram Fury Science Book
Tangrams are ancient Chinese, ingenious puzzles. They are deceptively simple in design, yet can stump even the most seasoned of puzzlers. Then, the light clicks on and the answer suddenly seems so obvious. It's amazing that so many puzzles can be solved with the exact same 7 shapes. The Tangram Fury Science Book has a series of original puzzles representing fun, science-related images, all done up as tangram puzzles. These include such things as scientists that are both ingenious and perhaps a bit unlucky. There are also plenty of telescopes, microscopes, computers and such. There are even a few candles in honor of ancient scientists. A few rockets and space objects are included for some of the discoveries science has uncovered. Following a brief introduction to tangrams, the main portion of the book provides challenging or whimsical puzzles to solve. The book is arranged to show a silhouetted puzzle, followed by its solution. This is followed by tidbits and trivia about tangrams and some famous people who have tinkered with tangrams over the years. (Can you solve the unsolvable "Mad Hatter" tangram created by Lewis Carroll?) It also provides some tips and suggestions for those with a competitive streak. The text sections of the books in this series are essentially the same, but the heart of the book - the part that includes the tangram puzzles - remains unique. Most of the puzzles have been designed by the author, Doug Nufer. This book series was featured on the NewsWatch TV program on Discovery Channel: http: //newswatchtv.com/2015/12/18/tangram-fury Go on! What are you waiting for? Give it a try! You just might get hooked...
- Paperback | 134 pages
- 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
- 16 Jun 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Illustrations, black and white
Other books in this series
About Doug Nufer
Doug Nufer came across tangrams by accident. He was looking up a word in the dictionary and happened upon a diagram of the puzzle. Curious to know what puzzle was so famous that it was in the dictionary, he started to read up on them. Learning that tangrams can form animals, people, buildings, and dozens of other topics, the idea of creating a competitive tangram game hit him. This resulted in the game Tangram Fury. By then, the puzzle bug had fully hit him. He spent his spare time creating new tangram puzzles covering many themes. To date, he has created 1000+ tangram puzzles, a dozen themed tangram packs, and even more tangram books. He created most of the tangrams he uses in his books.