The Chess Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes

Author: Raymond M. Smullyan
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486482019
Release Date: 2012-01
Genre: Mathematics

Join Holmes and Watson as they examine interrupted games to deduce prior moves. A series of increasingly complex chess mysteries culminates in a double murder perpetrated by Professor Moriarty. The master sleuth instructs his companion (and us) in the intricacies of retrograde analysis; readers need only a knowledge of how the pieces move.

King Arthur in Search of His Dog and Other Curious Puzzles

Author: Raymond M. Smullyan
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486474359
Release Date: 2010-04-21
Genre: Mathematics

This fanciful, original collection for readers of all ages features arithmetic puzzles, logic problems related to crime detection, and logic and arithmetic puzzles involving King Arthur and his Dogs of the Round Table.

Alice in Puzzle land

Author: Raymond M. Smullyan
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486482002
Release Date: 2011-12
Genre: Mathematics

Characters from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass populate these 88 intriguing puzzles. Mathematician Raymond Smullyan re-creates the spirit of Lewis Carroll's writings in puzzles involving word play, logic and metalogic, and philosophical paradoxes. Challenges range from easy to difficult and include solutions, plus 60 charming illustrations. "An ingenious book." — Boston Globe.

Satan Cantor Infinity

Author: Raymond M. Smullyan
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486470368
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Games

Honorable knights, lying knaves, and other fanciful characters populate this unusual survey of the principles underlying the works of Georg Cantor. Created by a renowned mathematician, these engaging puzzles apply logical precepts to issues of infinity, probability, time, and change. They require a strong mathematics background and feature complete solutions.

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Chess

Author: Jon Edwards
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470121327
Release Date: 2007-02-03
Genre: Games & Activities

Chess is a mental game, but you don't have to strain your brain to learn the basics—not with this guide that shows you how to play. Teach Yourself VISUALLY Chess covers how to set up the board, how each piece moves, opening strategies and variations, attacking themes and common sacrifices, and more. Photos of the board let you see strategies in action. For hands-on practice, you can even set up your board and make your moves as you learn. With this book and practice, you'll be saying "Checkmate" in no time. Concise two-page lessons show you all the steps to a skill and are ideal for quick review Each move or tactic is clearly explained Explanations accompany each photo Color photos and diagrams show key positions, strategies, and moves Helpful tips provide additional guidance

Mathematical Brain Benders

Author: Stephen Barr
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486242606
Release Date: 1982-05-01
Genre: Games

Challenge yourself with over 100 fresh paradoxes, puzzles, riddles, conundrums, word and number games for the jaded, skeptical puzzlist. Over 100 pages of comprehensive answers. Approximately 300 illustrations. "Excellent collection of unusual, offbeat, and completely original puzzles." ? Scientific American.

The G delian Puzzle Book

Author: Raymond M. Smullyan
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486315775
Release Date: 2013-08-21
Genre: Mathematics

These logic puzzles provide entertaining variations on Gödel's incompleteness theorems, offering ingenious challenges related to infinity, truth and provability, undecidability, and other concepts. No background in formal logic necessary.

Games and Fun with Playing Cards

Author: Joseph Leeming
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486239774
Release Date: 1980-03-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Here's a collection of 124 games, tricks, puzzles and stunts with cards that will provide hours of entertainment for all ages. 20 varieties of solitaire, old stand-bys — Go Fish, Crazy Eights, Old Maid — and lesser known games — Authors, Frogs in the Pond, Persian Pasha — and much more.

The Canterbury Puzzles

Author: H. E. Dudeney
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486425580
Release Date: 2002-10-01
Genre: Games

This book includes 110 puzzles, not as individual problems but as incidents in connected stories. The first 31 are amusingly posed by pilgrims in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Additional puzzles are presented using different characters. Many require only the ability to exercise logical or visual skills; others offer a stimulating challenge to the mathematically advanced.

Symbolic Logic and the Game of Logic

Author: Lewis Carroll
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486204925
Release Date: 1958-06
Genre: Games & Activities

Lewis Carroll explains the theory and applications of symbolic logic in a collection of entertaining problems

String Figures and how to Make Them

Author: Caroline F. Jayne
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486201528
Release Date: 1962
Genre: Games

Diagrams and text illustrate the steps involved in creating over one hundred string figures while providing information on their origin and cultural background

Chess 4 Math

Author: Ramón Miguel Lorente Pupo
Publisher: Chess4math.LLC
ISBN: 0999754807
Release Date: 2018-02-04
Genre: Education

Chess 4 Math, kindergarten textbook is the beginning of an incredible journey that offers the opportunity to kindergarteners to learn Mathematics through the "Royal Game of Chess." Chess 4 Math provides quality educational activities designed to help students succeed in Mathematics. The author translates the game of Chess into Mathematical lessons correlated to the Common Core State Standards. Chess 4 Math is an original and engaging curriulum that encourages all students to love Math and Chess.

The Lady Or the Tiger

Author: Raymond M. Smullyan
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486470276
Release Date: 2009-04
Genre: Science

"Another scintillating collection of brilliant problems and paradoxes by the most entertaining logician and set theorist who ever lived." — Martin Gardner. Inspired by the classic tale of a prisoner's dilemma, these whimsically themed challenges involve paradoxes about probability, time, and change; metapuzzles; and self-referentiality. Nineteen chapters advance in difficulty from relatively simple to highly complex.

Crescendo of the Virtuoso

Author: Paul Metzner
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520206843
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Genre: History

During the Age of Revolution, Paris came alive with wildly popular virtuoso performances. Whether the performers were musicians or chefs, chess players or detectives, these virtuosos transformed their technical skills into dramatic spectacles, presenting the marvelous and the outr for spellbound audiences. Who these characters were, how they attained their fame, and why Paris became the focal point of their activities is the subject of Paul Metzner's absorbing study. Covering the years 1775 to 1850, Metzner describes the careers of a handful of virtuosos: chess masters who played several games at once; a chef who sculpted hundreds of four-foot-tall architectural fantasies in sugar; the first police detective, whose memoirs inspired the invention of the detective story; a violinist who played whole pieces on a single string. He examines these virtuosos as a group in the context of the society that was then the capital of Western civilization. During the Age of Revolution, Paris came alive with wildly popular virtuoso performances. Whether the performers were musicians or chefs, chess players or detectives, these virtuosos transformed their technical skills into dramatic spectacles, presenting the marvelous and the outr for spellbound audiences. Who these characters were, how they attained their fame, and why Paris became the focal point of their activities is the subject of Paul Metzner's absorbing study. Covering the years 1775 to 1850, Metzner describes the careers of a handful of virtuosos: chess masters who played several games at once; a chef who sculpted hundreds of four-foot-tall architectural fantasies in sugar; the first police detective, whose memoirs inspired the invention of the detective story; a violinist who played whole pieces on a single string. He examines these virtuosos as a group in the context of the society that was then the capital of Western civilization.

The Tao Is Silent

Author: Raymond M. Smullyan
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062281418
Release Date: 2013-03-05
Genre: Religion

The Tao Is Silent Is Raymond Smullyan's beguiling and whimsical guide to the meaning and value of eastern philosophy to westerners. "To me," Writes Smullyan, "Taoism means a state of inner serenity combined with an intense aesthetic awareness. Neither alone is adequate; a purely passive serenity is kind of dull, and an anxiety-ridden awareness is not very appealing." This is more than a book on Chinese philosophy. It is a series of ideas inspired by Taoism that treats a wide variety of subjects about life in general. Smullyan sees the Taoist as "one who is not so much in search of something he hasn't, but who is enjoying what he has." Readers will be charmed and inspired by this witty, sophisticated, yet deeply religious author, whether he is discussing gardening, dogs, the art of napping, or computers who dream that they're human.