Alice in Puzzle-Land has ratings and 13 reviews. Riku said: Raymond Smullyan is famed to be a philosopher, logician, mathematician, musician, magicia. Alice in Puzzle-Land by Raymond M. Smullyan, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. “Alice in Puzzle-Land” is a charming and challenging adventure — a perfect tribute to Lewis Carroll’s Alice. There are several puzzles in the.

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Toward the end, there are some of these chapters that explore some very strange, complex logical curiosities in the same spirit as “Godel, Escher, Bach” another strong follower of Carroll! Recreations in the Theory of Numbers A. The Merry Prankster Raymond Smullyan —mathematician, allice, magician, creator of extraordinary puzzles, philosopher, pianist, and man of many parts. Solutions to the Puzzles show more.

Of course, finding the trick isn’t easy if you haven’t seen it before, but fortunately you get several chances to try the trick, and This was a fun read.

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Alice in Puzzle-Land is a nice resource for someone who’s teaching a course in logic, but for people trying to entertain themselves with ib, I’d recommend dipping into this one for a while, then switching to something by Martin Gardner. Looking for beautiful books?


It may even be worth a read just because of that. Recent years have brought a number of his magical books of logic and math puzzles: More will be coming in subsequent puzzlland. What Is the Name of This Book?: Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Most of the book is just Wonderland characters unabashedly telling each other logic puzzles, unfortunately.


I tend rather to be critical of precise statements: Lewis Carroll’s Games and Puzzles. Some of the puzzles can be solved by simply enumerating all of the possible puxzleland, then checking if they are correct. Senthil rated it really liked it Jul 01, I tend rather to be critical of precise statements: Rebecca rated it really liked it Nov 25, Aug 04, Morris Nelms rated it really liked it.

Puzzle authority Martin Gardner provides an Introduction to the text, akice is enhanced by sixty charming illustrations. The Chess Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes: I would only recommend this book to Carroll fans or mental masochists. And this is as close to a sequel as you’ll get. Aug 31, Faisal Shamas rated it it was amazing Shelves: Alan rated it really liked it Dec 31, Mind-Stretching Puzzles in Math and Logic. One whole chapter the queens randomly decide to give Alice an exam, and in another the king recites a whole book about logic puzzles he once read.


Wonderland is a dream world, when the brain is encased in darkness with nothing to do but play “logic” with itself and extrapolate on its knowledge, so it makes sense that the next book in the series would be like it is, another logic book. The Lady or the Tiger?: He seemed somewhat puzzled when I explained that the reason I don’t is that I’m a Gemini. As the name implies, all of the probl He is “simply the best” is the phrase that most accurately describes the ability of Raymond Smullyan to create puzzles in logic.

Alice in Puzzleland

The puzzles become progressively more complex, and complete solutions appear at the end. If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. This was a fun read. Other books in this series. Jan 07, Swarner rated it it was amazing. The puzzles get harder and harder as you go along alicw your scribbles in the margin get quite manic.