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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Published June 5th by Penguin Books first published To ask other readers questions about Alice in Puzzle-Landplease sign up. Test Your Logic George J.
Alice in Puzzle-Land : A Carrollian Tale for Children Under Eighty
Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Sarah Presto agitato rated it really liked it Sep 06, Fifty Tantalizing Problems of Chess Detection. I will admit, though, the setup and upzzleland of the ending puzzle, which was about Alice dreaming about herself, was pretty cool.
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Smullyan was a logician, musician, Zen master, puzzle master, and writer. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I can’t rate it more highly because, by xlice middle of the book, all the puzzles begin to seem the same, and one generally knows they can be solved simply by enumerating cases. Written by a distinguished mathematician and creator of popular puzzle books, this volume requires no background in formal logic.
Puzzle authority Martin Gardner provides an Introduction to the text, which is enhanced by sixty charming illustrations. The joy for me came from Smullyan’s ability to channel Lewis Carroll.
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Stewart Tame rated it really liked it May 10, Mathew Pauley rated it it was amazing Jan 07, Smullyan’s characters speak and behave like the originals, and their puzzles abound in typical Carrollian word play, logic ln, and dark philosophical paradoxes. Then translating this into a story with Alice in Wonderland names. Lewis Carroll’s Games and Puzzles. By this I do not mean that al Raymond Smullyan is famed to be a philosopher, logician, mathematician, musician, magician, humorist, writer, and maker of marvelous puzzles, and all these aspects and interests come forth in various chapters of the book, which follows on in his unique tradition of parodying great works of popular fiction.
This is in the spirit of the originals, of course.
More Mathematical Puzzles of Sam Loyd. He seemed somewhat puzzled when I explained that the reason I don’t is wlice I’m a Gemini. Best known for his mathematical and creative logic puzzles and games, he was also a concert pianist and a magician. The Chess Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes: Lists with This Book. Perplexing Puzzles and Tantalizing Teasers.
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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! Those ones are not very entertaining.
Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Solutions to the Puzzles show more. I tend rather to be critical of precise statements: Alan rated it really liked it Dec 31, One whole chapter aljce queens randomly decide to give Alice an exam, and in another the king recites a whole book about logic puzzles he once read.
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 over time you can pick it up.
Critical Acclaim for The Lady or the Tiger: Many problems require “brute-force” solutions wherein you must check every possible case and make tables out of said cases. Account Options Sign in. I own and read every book of his I can get my hands on.
Written at puzzleoand lower level than some of luzzleland other books, no background in formal logic is necessary to understand and solve all of the problems in this collection. He used the characters, humor, and story lines from Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass to great effect.
Satan, Cantor and Infinity: And I’m certainly not going to waste my time solving these problems just because I read them in a fanfic about alicw book inside a book about an insane drug land.
Mick rated it liked it Sep 03,