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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It is honestly uninspired and the resulting puzzles are inelegant and just painful to think about. I would have liked to have had more of an explanati This is a fun book of math, logic, and philosophical puzzles. 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!

He is “simply the best” is the phrase that most accurately describes the ability of Raymond Smullyan to create puzzles in logic. Smullyan’s characters speak and behave like the originals, and their puzzles abound in typical Carrollian word play, logic problems, and dark philosophical paradoxes. Most of the book is just Wonderland characters unabashedly telling each other logic puzzles, unfortunately.

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. Want to Read saving….

The Complete Book of Holograms: No trivia or quizzes yet. Recreations in the Theory of Numbers A. The puzzles become progressively more complex, and complete solutions appear at the end.


Alice in Puzzle-Land by Raymond M. Smullyan

Mathematics and Chess Miodrag S. By using our puzzlsland you agree to our use of cookies. Stewart Tame rated it really liked it May 10, Riddles in Mathematics Eugene P. The Alice in Wonderland hook unifies the book nicely, making it much more readable than a typical puzzle book. Selected pages Title Page. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. Tanto per cambiare, ci sono anche un paio di capitoli di “problemi per cui non serve l’algebra”, semplici problemi aritmetici che possono per l’appunto essere risolti con un po’ di attenzione e di conti ma senza dover scrivere un sistema di equazioni.

Daryl Berro rated it it was amazing Nov 21, Solutions to the Puzzles show more. Whitney Alide rated it it was amazing Jan 19, Other than that, my reason for reading which is certainly not for these “puzzles” is the dual purpose of the narrative: My favorite chapters were the few ones without the puzzles, of course, and with just narrative.

SmullyanMartin GardnerGreer Fitting. 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 luzzleland you can pick it up. He seemed somewhat puzzled when I explained that the reason I don’t is that I’m a Gemini.

The Puzzling Adventures of Dr. Pretty sure the way the author came up with many of these “puzzles” is by taking some pure logic statements I don’t know logic: He seemed somewhat puzzled when I explained that the reason I don’t is that I’m a Gemini. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


This is in the spirit of the originals, of course. Michael Emond rated it it was amazing Aug 08, Lewis Carroll’s Games and Puzzles.


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Smullyan was a logician, musician, Zen master, puzzle master, and writer. While the novice will find the problems understandable, even the veteran will experience new levels of logic consciousness as they twist their way through to the solutions. Jess rated it it was amazing Feb 28, He seemed somewhat puzzled when I explained that the reason I don’t is that I’m a Gemini.

Mathematical Puzzles of Sam Loyd. Fifty Tantalizing Problems of Chess Detection. Alice in Puzzle-Land is a nice resource for someone who’s teaching a course in logic, but for people trying to entertain This is a nice collection of logical brain-teasers, by a famous and well-respected logician. Who Stole The Tarts? Characters who are familiar from the original book are better explained by their logical way here. Alice in Puzzle-Land Raymond M.

Jan 05, Charles rated it it was amazing. Dec 09, Dave rated it really liked it. My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles. Oct 05, James Swenson rated it liked it. In the Author’s Own Words: Written by a distinguished mathematician and creator of popular puzzle books, this volume requires no background in formal logic.

No eBook available Amazon. In the Author’s Own Words: I would have liked to have had more of an explanation of how to set up the problem-solving.