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Martin Gardner (1914–2010)

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Martin Gardner is the author of more than seventy books on a vast range of topics including "Did Adam & Eve Have Navels?", "Calculus Made Easy", & "The Annotated Alice". He lives in Hendersonville, North Carolina. (Publisher Provided)
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(eng) Martin F. Gardner, the author of Threatened Plants of Central and South Chile, is a different author.

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Værker af Martin Gardner

Morsom Matematik (1959) 670 eksemplarer
Aha! Insight (1978) 505 eksemplarer
Mere Morsom Matematik (1961) 447 eksemplarer
Relativitetsteorierne (1962) 404 eksemplarer
Mathematical Carnival (1975) 366 eksemplarer
The Whys of a Philosophical Scrivener (1983) — Forfatter — 346 eksemplarer
Mathematical Circus (1968) 340 eksemplarer
Science: Good, Bad, and Bogus (1980) 328 eksemplarer
Codes, Ciphers and Secret Writing (1972) 319 eksemplarer
Mathematics, Magic and Mystery (1956) 309 eksemplarer
Mathematical Magic Show (1977) 236 eksemplarer
Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles (1961) 234 eksemplarer
New Mathematical Diversions (1966) 207 eksemplarer
Penrose Tiles to Trapdoor Ciphers (1989) 205 eksemplarer
Great Essays in Science (1957) — Redaktør — 198 eksemplarer
Best Remembered Poems (1992) — Redaktør — 157 eksemplarer
The sacred beetle and other great essays in science (1984) — Redaktør — 129 eksemplarer
Classic Brainteasers (1994) 128 eksemplarer
The Magic Numbers of Doctor Matrix (1985) 112 eksemplarer
Logic Machines and Diagrams (1958) 106 eksemplarer
The Flight of Peter Fromm (1973) 106 eksemplarer
More Mathematical Puzzles of Sam Loyd (1960) — Redaktør — 93 eksemplarer
Order and Surprise (1531) 75 eksemplarer
Oddities and Curiosities of Words and Literature (1961) — Redaktør — 74 eksemplarer
Gardner's Whys & Wherefores (1989) 74 eksemplarer
Science Fiction Puzzle Tales (1981) 60 eksemplarer
On the Wild Side (1815) 59 eksemplarer
Puzzles from Other Worlds (1984) 53 eksemplarer
Mind-Boggling Word Puzzles (2001) — Forfatter — 51 eksemplarer
The Incredible Dr. Matrix (1976) 50 eksemplarer
Enigmi e giochi matematici (1997) 45 eksemplarer
Urantia: The Great Cult Mystery (1995) 42 eksemplarer
Martin Gardner's Table Magic (1998) 42 eksemplarer
Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic (1978) 42 eksemplarer
Mental Magic: Surefire Tricks to Amaze Your Friends (1999) — Forfatter — 40 eksemplarer
The Wreck of the Titanic Foretold? (1986) 37 eksemplarer
The Arrow Book of Brain Teasers (1959) 31 eksemplarer
The Snark Puzzle Book (1973) 24 eksemplarer
Pocket Puzzlers: Brain Teasers (1999) 23 eksemplarer
The Wizard of Oz and Who He Was (1957) — Redaktør — 21 eksemplarer
Famous Poems from Bygone Days (1995) 18 eksemplarer
Puzzling Questions About the Solar System (1997) — Forfatter — 17 eksemplarer
Martin Gardner presents (1993) 17 eksemplarer
After the Dessert (1940) 15 eksemplarer
Matematica para Divertirse (1988) 13 eksemplarer
Colossal Book of Wordplay (2010) 13 eksemplarer
Smart Science Tricks (2004) 12 eksemplarer
In the name of science (1952) 10 eksemplarer
Martin Gardner's Science Tricks (1998) 9 eksemplarer
EL ESCARABAJO SAGRADO TOMO II (1986) 8 eksemplarer
La magie des paradoxes (1985) 8 eksemplarer
Mathematical Puzzle Tales (2000) 7 eksemplarer
Optical Illusion Play Pack (2008) 7 eksemplarer
Matematicas Para Divertirse (2007) 7 eksemplarer
Enigmi e giochi matematici (1990) 6 eksemplarer
Impromptu 5 eksemplarer
science puzzlers 4 eksemplarer
12 tricks with a borrowed deck (1940) 4 eksemplarer
Baffling brain-teasers (1983) 4 eksemplarer
Thang [short fiction] 4 eksemplarer
Over the Coffee Cups 4 eksemplarer
Situaciones problemáticas (2000) 3 eksemplarer
Mental games 3 eksemplarer
Matematikinin Galaksi Rehberi (2011) 3 eksemplarer
Los enigmas del robot Farfel (2018) 2 eksemplarer
Oom 2 eksemplarer
La ciencia 1 eksemplar
Puzzles Old & New 1 eksemplar
Есть идея! 1 eksemplar
一個信徒的出走 (2002) 1 eksemplar
啊哈!有趣的推理 (1995) 1 eksemplar
Desafíos mentales (2010) 1 eksemplar
Cut the Cards 1 eksemplar
A DIE OF ANOTHER COLOR (1995) 1 eksemplar
Ingenio Para Genios (1996) 1 eksemplar
ÄLYNIEKKA 1 eksemplar
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Fødselsdato
1914-10-21
Dødsdag
2010-05-22
Køn
male
Nationalitet
USA
Fødested
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Dødssted
Norman, Oklahoma, USA
Bopæl
Hendersonville, North Carolina, USA
New York, New York, USA
Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, USA
Uddannelse
University of Chicago (B.A. | Philosophy | 1936)
Erhverv
science writer
author
Organisationer
CSICOP: Committee for Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal
Humpty Dumpty
Scientific American
Skeptical Inquirer
United States Navy
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Carl B. Allendoerfer Award (1990)
Trevor Evans Award (1998)
George Pólya Award (2000)
Kort biografi
Martin Gardner was born on October 21 1914 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the son of a geologist who started a small oil business and became a wildcatter. As a child Martin enjoyed magic tricks and playing chess. After graduating from high school in 1932, he earned a bachelor's degree in Philosophy at the University of Chicago, having also studied history, literature and the sciences under the intellectually-stimulating Great Books curriculum.
Although brought up a devout Methodist, he lost his Christian faith as a result of his wide reading, a transition he covered in a semi-autobiographical novel The Flight of Peter Fromm (1973).
In 1937 Gardner returned to Oklahoma, taking a reporter's job on the Tulsa Tribune, and after a spell in public relations back at the University of Chicago, in 1942 joined the US Naval Reserve as a yeoman in the destroyer escort USS Pope. On night watch, he dreamed up plots for stories, which he sold to Esquire magazine. After the war he became a freelance writer, and in the 1950s wrote features for Humpty Dumpty's Magazine and other children's periodicals.
In 1956 he sold an article to Scientific American magazine and followed this up with an essay about hexaflexagons – hexagons made from strips of paper that show different faces when flexed in different ways. This so impressed the publisher that Gardner was invited to produce a regular column along similar lines. Since he had not studied mathematics after high school, Gardner plundered second-hand bookshops in Manhattan to find enough material to sustain his "Mathematical Games" column. In the event it ran for 25 years and earned Gardner the American Mathematical Society's prize for mathematical exposition.
His lack of scholarly expertise meant that instead of relying on academic jargon, Gardner packed his prose with cross-cultural references, jokes and anecdotes, giving the column the broadest-possible appeal. He introduced his readers to riddles, paradoxes, enigmas and even magic tricks, as well as concepts such as fractals and Chinese tangram puzzles, redefining the concept of "recreational mathematics".
Gardner also became known as a sceptic of the paranormal, and wrote works debunking public figures such as the psychic Uri Geller, who gained fame for claiming to bend spoons with his mind. In his first book Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science (1952), Gardner exposed such quackery as flat-earth cults, alien abductions and a belief in UFOs. The book has since become a classic; the novelist Kingsley Amis, an early fan, regretted not stealing a copy when he had had the chance.
In 1976, with Carl Sagan, Isaac Asimov and others, Gardner co-founded the Committee for the Scientific Evaluation of Claims of the Paranormal, and wrote regularly for its magazine, the Skeptical Inquirer. Its most recent issue includes a feature he wrote on Oprah Winfrey's New Age interests.
In more than 70 books, Gardner produced lay guides to Einstein's Theory of Relativity; ambidexterity and physical symmetry; the bath plug vortex (the phenomenon by which bathwater in the northern hemisphere drains in an anticlockwise direction and clockwise in the southern hemisphere); and even the concept of God. He also published fiction, poetry and literary and film criticism as well as puzzle books.
In The Numerology of Dr Matrix (1967) Gardner investigated links between numerals and the occult, asking (for example) what is special about the number 8,549,176,320? (A: It is the 10 natural integers arranged in the order of the English alphabet.)
His many admirers instituted a regular convention of Gardner followers, known as "Gatherings for Gardner" (G4G), which attracted magicians, puzzle fans and mathematicians from all over the world.
Although Gardner attended these as guest of honour, as a matter of course he avoided conferences, meetings and parties, and despite his facility as a polymath never owned a computer or used email. He preferred to work standing up, and, while magic and conjuring tricks remained his principal hobby, was also an accomplished exponent of the musical saw.
Martin Gardner married, in 1952, Charlotte Greenwald, who predeceased him in 2000. Their two sons survive him.
(The Telegraph: Martin Gardner, 7:14PM BST 25 May 2010)
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Martin F. Gardner, the author of Threatened Plants of Central and South Chile, is a different author.

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Indeholder "Indledning", "1. De fem platoniske legemer"; "2. Tetraflexagoner", "3. Henry Ernest Dudeney, Englands problemkonge"; "4. Talrødder", "5. Ni problemer"; "6. Soma-kuben", "7. Topologisk afslapning", "8. Phi: Det gyldne snit", "9. Aben og kokosnødderne", "10. Labyrinter", "11. Underholdende logik", "12. Magiske kvadrater", "13. Det tossede Tivoli", "14. Endnu ni problemer", "15. Eleusis: Et induktions-spil", "16. Origami"; "17. Kvadratets kvadrering", "18. Mekaniske puslerier", "19. Sandsynlighed og flertydighed"; "20. Mystiske Mr. Matrix", "Litteraturfortegnelse".

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Indeholder "Introduction - by Martin Gardner", "Alphabetical Whims", " The Freaks and Follies of Literature", " Account of certain Singular Books", " What are Pangrammata?", " The Banished Letters", " Eve's Lenged", " Alphabetical Advertisement", " The Three Initials", " A Jacobite Toast", " 'The Beginning of Eternity'", " The Poor Letter H", " The Letters of the World", " Traps for the Cockneys", " Ingenious Verses on the Vowels", " Alliterative Verses", " 'A Bevy of Belles'", " Antithetical Sermon", " Acrostics", " Double, Triple, and Reversed Acrostics", " Beautiful and Singular Instances", " The Poets in Verse", " On Benedict Arnold", " Curious Pasquinade", " Monastic Verses", " The Figure of the Fish", " Acrostic on Napoleon", " Madame Rachael", " Masonic Memento", " 'Hempe'", " 'Brevity of Human Life'", " Acrostic Valentine", " Anagrams", " German, Latin, and English Instances", " Chronograms", "Palindromes", " Reading in every Style", " What is a Palindrome ?", " What St. Martin said to the Devil", " The Lawyer's Motto", " What Adam said to Eve", " The Poor Young Man in Love", " What Dean Swift wrote to Dr. Sheridan", " 'The Witch's Prayer'", " The Device of a Lady", " Huguenot and Romanist; Double Dealing", "Equivoque", " A Very Deceitful Epistle", " A Wicked Love Letter", " What a Young Wife wrote to her Friend", " The Jesuit's Creed", " Revolutionary Verses", " Double Dealings", " A Fatal Name", " The Triple Platform", " A Bishop's Evasion", " The 'Toast' given by a Smart Young Man", " 'The Handwriting on the Wall'", " French Actresses", " How Mdlle. 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Indeholder "От переводчика", "Глава 1: Путешествие во времени", "Глава 2: Гексы и звезды", "Глава 3: Танграмы, часть 1", "Глава 4: Танграмы, часть 2", "Глава 5: Нетранзитивные парадоксы", "Глава 6: Комбинаторные задачи с картами", "Глава 7: Машины, сочиняющие мелодию", "Глава 8: Анаморфные изображения", "Глава 9: Резиновый жгут и другие задачи ", "Глава 10: Шесть сенсационных открытий", "Глава 11: Полиздр Часара", "Глава 12: Доджем и другие простые игры", "Глава 13: Мозаики из выпуклых многоугольников", "Глава 14: Мозаики из полиомино, полиамондов и полигексов", "Глава 15: Необычные карты", "Глава 16: Шестой символ и другие залачи", "Глава 17: Магические крадраты и кубы", "Глава 18: Упаковка блоков", "Глава 19: Индукция и вероятность", "Глава 20: Числа Каталана", "Глава 21: Игры и забавы с микрокалькулятором", "Глава 22: Задачи о посадке деревьев", "Литература".

"От переводчика" er et kort forord.
"Глава 1: Путешествие во времени" handler om tidsrejser.
"Глава 2: Гексы и звезды" handler om Hex-spillet og stjernespillet.
"Глава 3: Танграмы, часть 1" handler om tangrammer.
"Глава 4: Танграмы, часть 2" handler om flere tangrammer.
"Глава 5: Нетранзитивные парадоксы" handler om paradokser forårsaget af ikke-transitivitet.
"Глава 6: Комбинаторные задачи с картами" handler om kort og antal kombinationer.
"Глава 7: Машины, сочиняющие мелодию" handler om maskiner, der laver musik.
"Глава 8: Анаморфные изображения" handler om anamorfe billeder.
"Глава 9: Резиновый жгут и другие задачи " handler om gummireb og andre problemer.
"Глава 10: Шесть сенсационных открытий" handler om seks sensationelle opdagelser.
"Глава 11: Полиздр Часара" handler om Tzarens polyeder.
"Глава 12: Доджем и другие простые игры" handler om et spil Dodgem og lignende spil.
"Глава 13: Мозаики из выпуклых многоугольников" handler om mosaikker med konvekse polygoner.
"Глава 14: Мозаики из полиомино, полиамондов и полигексов" handler om mosaikker med polyominoer og lignende pudsige former.
"Глава 15: Необычные карты" handler om usædvanlige landkort og kortprojektioner.
"Глава 16: Шестой символ и другие залачи" handler om det sjette symbol og lignende opgaver.
"Глава 17: Магические крадраты и кубы" handler om magiske kvadrater og kuber.
"Глава 18: Упаковка блоков" handler om at pakke kasser.
"Глава 19: Индукция и вероятность" handler om induktion og sandsynlighed.
"Глава 20: Числа Каталана" handler om at katalanske talfølger.
"Глава 21: Игры и забавы с микрокалькулятором" handler om diverse spil og tricks på lommeregnere.
"Глава 22: Задачи о посадке деревьев" handler om træplantningsopgaver.
"Литература" handler om henvisninger til yderligere læsning, opdelt efter hvilket kapitel, der er tale om.

Kapitel 10 er Martin Gardners aprilsnar i Scientific American 1975. Seks sensationelle opdagelser, der aldrig tidligere er blevet publiceret. Leonardo da Vinci opfandt WC'et, modeksempler til relativitetsteorien og firfarveteoremet, samt at e^(pi * sqrt(163)) er et heltal. Vindende strategi i skak. Og endelig en psykisk motor!

Glimrende bog, omend den er lidt sværere at læse på russisk. Mosaikker hedder nok tilings eller tessalationer på dansk.
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Indeholder "Introduction", "1. Sprouts and Brussels Sprouts", "2. Penny Puzzles", "3. Aleph-null and Aleph-one", "4. Hypercubes", "5. Magic Stars and Polyhedrons", "6. Calculating Prodigies", "7. Tricks of Lightning Calculators", "8. The Art of M.C.Escher", "9. The Red-Faced Cube and Other Problems", "10. Card Shuffles", "11. Mrs. Perkins' Quilt and Other Square-Packing Problems", "12. The Numerology of Dr. Fliess", "13. Random Numbers", "14. The Rising Hourglass and Other Physics Puzzles", "15. Pascal's Triangle", "16. Jam, Hot and Other Games", "17. Cooks and Quibble-Cooks", "18. Piet Hein's Superellipse", "19. How to Trisect an Angle", "Bibliography".

"Introduction" handler om hvorfor smuk matematik er en god ting.
"1. Sprouts and Brussels Sprouts" handler om et sjovt to-mands spil opfundet af John Horton Conway og Michael Stewart Paterson, hvor man starter med et stykke papir og n punkter.
"2. Penny Puzzles" handler om mønter og problemer med pakning og placering af samme.
"3. Aleph-null and Aleph-one" handler om Georg Ferdinand Ludwig Philipp Cantor, overtællige mængder og Paul J. Cohen, John Farey og Farey rækken. Cohen viste at både kontinuumshypotesen og negationen af samme er konsistente med mængdelæren.
"4. Hypercubes" handler om 4D-terninger.
"5. Magic Stars and Polyhedrons" handler om at sætte numre på heksagrammer og lignende, så man får lignende egenskaber som ved et magisk kvadrat.
"6. Calculating Prodigies" handler om hurtigregnere, dvs folk som Carl Friedrich Gauss og John von Neumann, der kunne gange fircifrede tal i hovedet.
"7. Tricks of Lightning Calculators" handler om ???
"8. The Art of M.C.Escher" handler om ???
"9. The Red-Faced Cube and Other Problems" handler om ???
"10. Card Shuffles" handler om faro-shuffles og andre måder at blande kort på.
"11. Mrs. Perkins' Quilt and Other Square-Packing Problems" handler om ???
"12. The Numerology of Dr. Fliess" handler om ???
"13. Random Numbers" handler om ???
"14. The Rising Hourglass and Other Physics Puzzles" handler om ???
"15. Pascal's Triangle" handler om binomialkoefficienterne og diverse sammenhænge med fx fibonacci-tallene.
"16. Jam, Hot and Other Games" handler om ???
"17. Cooks and Quibble-Cooks" handler om ???
"18. Piet Hein's Superellipse" handler om Stockholms byplan for Sergeltorvet og superellipser.
"19. How to Trisect an Angle" handler om folk, der tror de har tredelt vinkler, fordoblet terningen osv.
"Bibliography" er vældig detaljeret og opdelt efter de 19 kapitler, dvs for hvert kapitel er der forslag til supplerende læsestof.

Superunderholdende matematik.
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