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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.

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

Mensa Challenge Your Brain Math Logic Puzzles

Mensa Challenge Your Brain Math   Logic Puzzles Author Dave Tuller
ISBN-10 1402714491
Release 2005
Pages 96
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Looking for a brain workout? Well look no further with a collection of Mensa-level conundrums. Puzzles range from classics like Battleships to "Hex Loops" - locate a path that travels through the adjacent hexagons: the trick is it has to end where it started, and the lines can't touch or cross.

What More Philosophers Think

What More Philosophers Think Author Julian Baggini
ISBN-10 9781441194527
Release 2007-05-31
Pages 208
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Following on from the success of the first edition of What Philosophers Think, this second edition brings together a collection of interviews with some of the world's most important and influential philosophers and intellectuals and leading figures in the arts and politics, including: Bernard Williams - Onora O'Neill - Philippa Foot - Philip Pullman - Bhikhu Parekh - Slavoj Žižek - AC Grayling - Igor Alexander - Alexander McCall Smith - Daniel Dennett - Oliver Letwin The interviews - all revised and expanded from The Philosopher's Magazine - cover a wide range of issues and offer a unique insight into the minds behind the great ideas of today. Always lively, provocative and accessible, these interviews get to the heart of today's most vital questions.


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.

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.

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.

This Book Does Not Exist

This Book Does Not Exist Author Gary Hayden
ISBN-10 1741756693
Release 2009
Pages 160
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A fresh and exciting introduction to a huge range of logical, ethical and mathematical paradoxes that will give your intellect a workout that you can't help but enjoy.

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 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.

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.

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.

Power Up Your Mind

Power Up Your Mind Author Bill Lucas
ISBN-10 9781857884968
Release 2011-07-12
Pages 276
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Shows how everyone has the capacity to succeed and how most use only a small portion of their talents.

Scientific Representation

Scientific Representation Author Bas C. van Fraassen
ISBN-10 9780191613746
Release 2010-07-22
Pages 422
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Bas C. van Fraassen presents an original exploration of how we represent the world. Science represents natural phenomena by means of theories, as well as in many concrete ways by such means as pictures, graphs, table-top models, and computer simulations. Scientific Representation begins with an inquiry into the nature of representation in general, drawing on such diverse sources as Plato's dialogues, the development of perspectival drawing in the Renaissance, and the geometric styles of modelling in modern physics. Starting with Mach's and Poincaré's analyses of measurement and the 'problem of coordination', van Fraassen then presents a view of measurement outcomes as representations. With respect to the theories of contemporary science he defends an empiricist structuralist version of the 'picture theory' of science, through an inquiry into the paradoxes that came to light in twentieth-century philosophies of science. Van Fraassen concludes with an analysis of the complex relationship between appearance and reality in the scientific world-picture.

Is Your Neighbour a Zombie

Is Your Neighbour a Zombie Author Jeremy Stangroom
ISBN-10 1742375464
Release 2013-01-01
Pages 144
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Jorge Romero is facing a big problem. His neighbours are convinced he is a soulless zombie. What can he say to persuade them he's a conscious being just like them, and save his neck? Is Your Neighbour a Zombie? brings together philosophical puzzles and problems to challenge your preconceptions and change the way that you view the world.

History s Narrowest Escapes

History s Narrowest Escapes Author James Moore
ISBN-10 0752489879
Release 2013
Pages 222
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Did you know that Winston Churchill narrowly avoided assassination in the Second World War? Or that Prince Albert helped Britain avoid war with the United States in the nineteenth century from his deathbed?In this riveting read, James Moore and Paul Nero reveal fifty of history’s most dramatic narrow escapes. From wars that were averted to invasions, revolutions and apocalyptic scenarios that we avoided by the skin of our teeth, History's Narrowest Escapes chronicles such stories as how a Soviet Army colonel stopped the Third World War in 1983, and how Nelson’s heroics at The Battle of Trafalgar might never have happened if it hadn’t been for the quick thinking of a humble seaman eight years before.Full of fascinating little-known facts, heroic acts, daring deeds and stories of serendipity, this book reveals how our history could have been very different … and possibly much worse!

The Nothing that is

The Nothing that is Author Robert Kaplan
ISBN-10 9780195128420
Release 2000
Pages 225
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The value of nothing is explored in rich detail as the author reaches back as far as the ancient Sumerians to find evidence that humans have long struggled with the concept of zero, from the Greeks who may or may not have known of it, to the East where it was first used, to the modern-day desktop PC, which uses it as an essential letter in its computational alphabet.