Puzzles For Pleasure by Barry R. ClarkePuzzles For Pleasure by Barry R. Clarke

Puzzles For Pleasure

byBarry R. Clarke

Paperback | September 30, 1994

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Millions of people throughout the world are fascinated by puzzles, conundrums, and brain teasers. These amusing twisters from Barry Clarke are based on his extensive experience writing for the Daily Telegraph, Sunday Times and New Scientist. The author has gathered together a variety of posers including several examples of a brand new type of puzzle, The Word Bandit. Hints and full solutions are included for all puzzles. Wittily written and illustrated with delightful cartoons by the author, there is something for everyone here: puzzles for children, for the family, for members of Mensa, but above all puzzles for pleasure.
Title:Puzzles For PleasureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:132 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.31 inPublished:September 30, 1994Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521466342

ISBN - 13:9780521466349


Table of Contents

A history of recreational mathematics; Part I. Popular Puzzles: Wong sum; Strange street; Harvey's wall climber; Word bandit 1; Prime of life; The horse and the hurdle; Cornflakes and porridge; Railway rhyme; Safe conduct; The doubtful die; Word bandit 2; Middle market; Fractionally mean; Domino chain; Signs of confusion; Room for assistance; King-size conundrum; Word bandit 3; The six sheep pens; Find the burglars; The enigmatic interview; Sorry Dad; Save the city; Crumple towers; Word bandit 4; Romance on the stone; Quite a card; The three piles of coins; Cubic incapacity; Extra sensory deception; True to the tribe; Word bandit 5; The stuff of dreams; Counting sheep; The reclusive inventor; Part II. Advanced Puzzles: The engineer's dilemma; Lost in space; A tall story; The mathematical garden; Round the clock; Pet hate; Sum secret; Selfish sons; The three bears; Cryptic cave lines; The three prisoners; Taking a bath; The balanced bridge; Elixir of life; The great escape; Logical legacy; Wire wizards; The broken pentomino; One for the road; In the same boat; Hints; Solutions; References.

From Our Editors

Are you one of the millions of people throughout the world that are fascinated by puzzles, conundrums and brain-teasers? If so then you will want this collection of amusing twisters from Barry Clarke.

Editorial Reviews

"...The author, who has a degree in quantum mechanics and has worked as a comedy writer for the BBC, creates novel and funny situations for each of his problems. Approximately half of these puzzles appeared as brain twisters in the Daily Telegraph newspaper in London." David J. Hildreth, The Mathematics Teacher