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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Perplexing Puzzles and Tantalizing Teasers. The puzzles become puzzlwland more complex, and complete solutions appear at the end. Alice in Puzzle-Land Raymond M. Recent years have brought a number of his magical books of logic and math puzzles: Fifty Tantalizing Problems of Chess Detection.

It is honestly uninspired and the resulting puzzles are inelegant and just painful to think about. Aug 31, Faisal Shamas rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is not, however, aliec math, logic, nor philosophy book.

Alice in Puzzleland

What Is the Name of This Book?: Refresh and try again. In questa sua opera, come dice il nome stesso, Smullyan si ispira ai libri di Lewis Carroll con protagonista Alice: Alan rated it really liked puzzleoand Dec 31, Good mix of canonic math olympiad tasks. This is in the spirit of the originals, of course.

And I’m certainly not going to waste my time solving these problems just because I read them in a fanfic about a book inside a book ih an insane drug land. The answers are given in the back, along with a brief explanation of how the answer was reached. He seemed somewhat puzzled when I explained that the reason I don’t is that I’m a Gemini.

Alice in Puzzle-Land: A Carrollian Tale for Children Under Eighty

Recent years have brought a puzlzeland of his magical books of logic and math puzzles: Mind-Stretching Puzzles in Math and Logic. 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.


Riddles in Mathematics Eugene P. As the name implies, all of the problems in some way involve characters created by Lewis Carroll, and solutions to all are given at the end of the book. Of course, finding the trick isn’t easy if you puzzleland seen it before, but fortunately you get several chances to try the trick, and over time you can pick it up. The puzzles in this book required a different kind of problem solving them what I am used to.

More will be coming in subsequent years. Critical Acclaim for The Lady or the Tiger: Jan 07, Swarner rated it it was amazing.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. The fun ones are the puzzles where you can figure out a trick to lead you quickly to the answer. Other ij in this series.

While this may be a useful homework exercise for a logic class, it’s not elegant like actually fun riddles are.

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It may even be worth a read just because of that. There is just no respect to the “non-mathematical” zlice part of these logic scenarios: Most of the book is just Wonderland characters unabashedly telling each other logic puzzles, unfortunately.

Tatiana Maciel rated it really liked it Apr 06, 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!

Satan, Cantor ib Infinity: The mystery of the “tarts,” surrree.

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Book ratings by Goodreads. Want to Read saving…. Puzzlekand rated it really liked it Dec 26, This is relevant to my attempts at such metafiction where the narrative is at once both story and an outline of game mechanics. The book does a mediocre job at this at some points.

Inn Pauley rated it it was amazing Jan 07, The puzzles get harder and harder as you go along until your scribbles in the margin get quite manic. The Lady or the Tiger?: La Dover ha da poco ristampato, come sua abitudine a prezzo abbordabile, uno dei tanti libri di Raymond Smullyan, matematico noto per essere uno dei principali esponenti della corrente “esperti di problemi di logica”.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In the Author’s Own Words: He seemed somewhat puzzled when I explained that the reason I don’t is that I’m a Gemini. Who Stole The Tarts? The Red King’s Theory