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By Richard K. Guy (auth.), David A. Klarner (eds.)

-~- T he articles during this ebook are devoted to Martin Gardner, the world's maximum expositor and popularizer of arithmetic. whereas our papers are limited to this unmarried topic, Gardner's pursuits and accomplishments have a variety of topics. consequently, now we have entitled the booklet the Mathematical Gardner, and wish to see different volumes comparable to the paranormal, the Literary, the Philosophical, or the medical Gardner accompany it. after all, our identify is usually a suitable pun, for Martin Gardner's courting to the mathematical neighborhood is identical to a gardener's dating to a stunning flower backyard. The members to this quantity include just a small a part of a wide physique of mathematicians whose paintings has been nurtured via its exposition in "Mathematical Games"; Martin's column which seems to be each month in clinical American. greater than only a mathematical journalist, Martin connects his readers via passing alongside difficulties and knowledge and stimulating artistic job. therefore, he's a strength behind the curtain in addition to a public determine. humans have been rather priceless in placing this publication together.

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