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Einstein s Riddle

Einstein s Riddle Author Jeremy Stangroom
ISBN-10 1408801493
Release 2009
Pages 144
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Riddles, paradoxes, and conundrums have been confusing and confounding people since at least the time of the Ancient Greeks. The eponymous riddle, according to legend, was devised by Albert Einstein as a child. He claimed that only about 2% of the population would be able to work out the correct answer. There are no tricks and there is only one answer. It requires the cool application of logic to solve. And a lot of patience. Einstein's Riddlefeatures fifty of the toughest logic problems, lateral thinking puzzles, and tests of mental agility. By turns entertaining and infuriating, the puzzles challenge our preconceptions, tell us about how we reason, and provide a rigorous intellectual workout.

Einstein s Riddle

Einstein s Riddle Author Jeremy Stangroom
ISBN-10 1596916656
Release 2009-05-19
Pages 144
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A philosopher and mathematician presents fifty of the most engrossing, ingenious riddles ever devised. Riddles, paradoxes, and puzzles have been confusing and delighting people for millennia. Zeno of Elea wondered how a hare could ever catch a tortoise in a race: every time the hare catches up, the tortoise has moved very slightly ahead. Schrödinger had his cat, Bertrand his box, and Russell his paradoxes. These time-honored mind benders have tantalized and mesmerized us for years. Now, in one book, Jeremy Stangroom presents the classics in this field: the Monty Hall Problem; the Liar’s Paradox; the Hangman’s Paradox; and, of course, Einstein’s Riddle. Stylishly designed and lucidly written, this book is a classic of its genre. It’s perfect for beginning logicians—Einstein devised the titular riddle when he was a child—and advanced thinkers the world around. By turns infuriating, fascinating, and gloriously satisfying, these puzzles will keep you thinking and guessing from beginning to end.

Lateral Thinking Puzzlers

Lateral Thinking Puzzlers Author Paul Sloane
ISBN-10 0806982276
Release 1992
Pages 96
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Gathers word problems that involve using the imagination to explain a seemingly inexplicable situation

Infuriating Lateral Thinking Puzzles

Infuriating Lateral Thinking Puzzles Author Paul Sloane
ISBN-10 140276975X
Release 2010-01-01
Pages 191
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Our lateral thinking experts, Sloan and MacHale, have created the biggest selection of thought-provoking puzzles under the sun--also some of the most difficult. These are no exception: each challenging mental teaser presents a mini-scenario with a secret twist that’s truly tough to figure out. The only way to find the answers is to get rid of any preconceptions, use your wildest imagination, and think way outside the box. Solving has never been such infuriating fun!

Great Thinkers A Z

Great Thinkers A Z Author Julian Baggini
ISBN-10 9780826467423
Release 2004-06-15
Pages 275
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Great thinkers A-Z brings together 101 lively and concise snapshots of the people who have shaped Western thought from ancient times to today. The key figures from all major Western philosophical traditions and periods are here. Also included are other major thinkers, such as Freud, Darwin and Einstein, Who, while not philosphers themseleves, have nevertheless had a major impact on philosophy. Togehter, these snapshots offer a full and fascinating overview of Western philosophy. Each entry locates a philosopher in their historical and intellectual context: provides a clear account of their principal writings and ideas: assesses their impact and importance; illustrates how they influenced, and were influenced by other, other philosophers; and gives suggestions for further reading. Great Thinkers A-Z is the ideal book for anyone interested in the history of Western thought and a valuable reference resource for students of philosophy and related disciplines.

Einstein s Puzzle Universe

Einstein s Puzzle Universe Author Tim Dedopulos
ISBN-10 178097633X
Release 2015-04
Pages 256
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Step into the mind of the history s greatest physicist and try to handle 120 brilliant puzzles based on his groundbreaking work including the theory of relativity, E=mc2, Brownian Motion, and zero-point gravity. With so many incredible discoveries to draw on, plus Einstein s most illuminating quotes, this lavishly produced book opens the door to stunning scientific concepts and gives puzzle enthusiasts an irresistible challenge."

Outstanding Lateral Thinking Puzzles

Outstanding Lateral Thinking Puzzles Author Paul Sloane
ISBN-10 1402703805
Release 2005
Pages 96
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The latest in the hugely popular series of think-out-of-the-box brainteasers, including Classic Lateral Thinking Challenges and Colorful Lateral Thinking Puzzles. The puzzles are great to do with a friend and after posing a series of "yes" and "no" questions puzzlers will soon arrive at the solution by elimination, reach that light bulb moment and become an accomplished lateral thinker!

Do You Still Think You re Clever

Do You Still Think You re Clever Author John Farndon
ISBN-10 9781848316300
Release 2014-11-06
Pages 288
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From the ever-curious mind that brought you the bestselling Do You Think You’re Clever? comes a brand-new trip to the far reaches of the intellectual universe, courtesy of even more notoriously provocative Oxbridge interview questions. How would you poison someone without the police finding out? (Medicine, Cambridge) What makes a strong woman? (Theology, Oxford) Instead of politicians, why don’t we let the managers of IKEA run the country? (Social and Political Sciences, Cambridge) How do you organise a successful revolution? (History, Oxford) Whether you’re interested in going to Oxbridge or just want to give your brain a workout, join polymath John Farndon on another exhilarating journey through the twists and turns of thought, and explore just what it means to be genuinely clever – rather than just smart.

Fundrum My Conundrum

Fundrum My Conundrum Author Raymond Epstein
ISBN-10 0970042809
Release 1994-01-01
Pages 111
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Fundrum My Conundrum has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Fundrum My Conundrum also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Fundrum My Conundrum book for free.


Paradox Author Jim Al-Khalili
ISBN-10 9780307986801
Release 2012-10-23
Pages 256
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A fun and fascinating look at great scientific paradoxes. Throughout history, scientists have come up with theories and ideas that just don't seem to make sense. These we call paradoxes. The paradoxes Al-Khalili offers are drawn chiefly from physics and astronomy and represent those that have stumped some of the finest minds. For example, how can a cat be both dead and alive at the same time? Why will Achilles never beat a tortoise in a race, no matter how fast he runs? And how can a person be ten years older than his twin? With elegant explanations that bring the reader inside the mind of those who've developed them, Al-Khalili helps us to see that, in fact, paradoxes can be solved if seen from the right angle. Just as surely as Al-Khalili narrates the enduring fascination of these classic paradoxes, he reveals their underlying logic. In doing so, he brings to life a select group of the most exciting concepts in human knowledge. Paradox is mind-expanding fun.

Are You Really a Genius

Are You Really a Genius Author Robert A. Streeter
ISBN-10 1851244239
Release 2015-03-20
Pages 96
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In 1938, two authors embarked on a mission for the greater good of the country: to find more geniuses. They set about compiling fiendish brain-teasers, tortuous trick questions and complex numerical challenges and tested them thoroughly on some unsuspecting pupils.The most robust tests were collected into a quirky and ingenious puzzle book which allows you to discover whether you are a genius through a variety of verbal tests, story puzzles, hard sums and tricky spellings. Questions are grouped into a series of test papers, followed by ‘brain-twisters’ and a ‘moron’s morgue’ to catch those not quite up to the challenge. Each answer (provided at the back) is carefully scored to determine the exact level of genius attained.Drawing on the simpler aspects of life in the 1930s, the book includes charmingly antique scenarios and old-fashioned extracts, as well as some timeless favourites. ‘If a hen and a half lays an egg and a half in a day and a half, how many eggs will seven hens lay in six days?’ ‘By rearranging the letters in the word ‘plea’ make three new words.’ ‘Which is heavier, milk or cream?’ If you think you know the answers, this book is for you. If you don’t, why not try it out on your clever friends and discover which of them is truly a genius?

The Accidental Dictionary The Remarkable Twists and Turns of English Words

The Accidental Dictionary  The Remarkable Twists and Turns of English Words Author Paul Anthony Jones
ISBN-10 9781681775852
Release 2017-10-03
Pages 224
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Brimming with hidden histories and tantalizing twists, The Accidental Dictionary tells the extraordinary stories behind ordinary words. Our everyday language is full of surprises; its origins are stranger than you might think. Any word might be knocked and buffeted, subjected to twists and turns, expansions and contractions, happy and unhappy accidents. There are intriguing tales behind even the most familiar terms, and they can say as much about the present as they do the past. Busking, for instance, originally meant piracy. Grin meant to snarl. A bimbo was a man; nice meant ignorant; glamor was magic, and a cupboard was a table. Buxom used to mean obedient; a cloud was a rock; raunchy originally meant dirty. Focusing on one hundred surprising threads in the evolution of English, The Accidental Dictionary reveals the etymological origins and quirky developments that have led to the meanings we take for granted today. It is a weird and wonderful journey into words. So, let's revel in its randomness and delight in its diversity—our dictionary is indeed accidental.

Kick Yourself Puzzles

Kick Yourself Puzzles Author Paul Sloane
ISBN-10 1402799101
Release 2013-01-01
Pages 95
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Presents puzzles that require the use of lateral thinking skills to solve.

The Art of Game Design

The Art of Game Design Author Jesse Schell
ISBN-10 9781498759564
Release 2015-09-15
Pages 600
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Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game Design presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, puzzle design, and anthropology. This Second Edition of a Game Developer Front Line Award winner: Describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design Demonstrates how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in top-quality video games Contains valuable insight from Jesse Schell, the former chair of the International Game Developers Association and award-winning designer of Disney online games The Art of Game Design, Second Edition gives readers useful perspectives on how to make better game designs faster. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again.

Outside the Box Lateral Thinking Puzzles

Outside the Box Lateral Thinking Puzzles Author Paul Sloane
ISBN-10 1402755317
Release 2009
Pages 96
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Our lateral thinking experts, Sloane and MacHale, have re-donned their proverbial thinking caps to bring solvers another selection of thought-provoking puzzles. Each one presents a mini-scenario, and it’s up to you to discover the secret twist. Thinking outside the box has never been so much fun.

The Leonardo Da Vinci Puzzle Codex

The Leonardo Da Vinci Puzzle Codex Author Tim Dedopulos
ISBN-10 1780974213
Release 2014-04
Pages 256
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With his fertile mind, creative imagination, and scientific approach, Leonardo da Vinci was centuries ahead of his time and many of his works reputedly hold secrets in the form of codes and puzzles. Inspired by da Vinci's art and writings, this codex offers more than 150 enigmas, from logic problems to code breaking, all beautifully illustrated in the style of the master."

The Symbolic Species The Co evolution of Language and the Brain

The Symbolic Species  The Co evolution of Language and the Brain Author Terrence W. Deacon
ISBN-10 9780393343021
Release 1998-04-17
Pages 528
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"A work of enormous breadth, likely to pleasantly surprise both general readers and experts."—New York Times Book Review This revolutionary book provides fresh answers to long-standing questions of human origins and consciousness. Drawing on his breakthrough research in comparative neuroscience, Terrence Deacon offers a wealth of insights into the significance of symbolic thinking: from the co-evolutionary exchange between language and brains over two million years of hominid evolution to the ethical repercussions that followed man's newfound access to other people's thoughts and emotions. Informing these insights is a new understanding of how Darwinian processes underlie the brain's development and function as well as its evolution. In contrast to much contemporary neuroscience that treats the brain as no more or less than a computer, Deacon provides a new clarity of vision into the mechanism of mind. It injects a renewed sense of adventure into the experience of being human.