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Gardner, Martin (1914–2010)





Martin Gardner
American recreational mathematician best known for his "Mathematical Games" column, which ran in Scientific American for twenty-five years. Through this column he introduced many subjects, including flexagons, polyominos, Piet Hein's Soma Cube, and John Conway's Game of Life, to a wider audience. He was also an accomplished amateur magician and an active member of the skeptical movement associated with James Randi. Gardner published more than 60 books, including various collections of his Scientific American columns, The Ambidextrous Universe, and The Annotated Alice.


Bibliography

  1. Gardner, Martin. Mathematics, Magic and Mystery. Mineola, NY: Dover, 1956.
  2. Gardner, M. Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959.
  3. Gardner, Martin, ed. The Mathematical Puzzles of Sam Loyd. Mineola, NY: Dover, 1959. 2 Vols.
  4. Gardner, M. The Second Scientific American Book of Mathematical Puzzles & Diversions. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1961.
  5. Gardner, Martin. "The Remarkable Lore of the Prime Numbers", Scientific American, March 1964.
  6. Gardner, M. New Mathematical Diversions from Scientific American. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1966.
  7. Gardner, M. "Mathematical Games." Scientific American, 237, 18-28, Nov. 1977.
  8. Gardner, Martin. Mathematical Magic Show: More Puzzles, Games, Diversions, Illusions and Other Mathematical Sleights-of-Mind from Scientific American. New York: Vintage, 1978.
  9. Gardner, Martin. The Ambidextrous Universe. New York: Charles Scriber's Sons, 1978.
  10. Gardner, Martin. Mathematical Circus: More Games, Puzzles, Paradoxes, and Other Mathematical Entertainments from Scientific American. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979.
  11. Gardner, Martin. Science Fiction Puzzle Tales. New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1981.
  12. Gardner, Martin. Wheels, Life, and other Mathematical Amusements. New York: W. H. Freeman, 1983.
  13. Gardner, Martin. Martin Gardner's Sixth Book of Mathematical Diversions from Scientific American. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983.
  14. Gardner, Martin. The Magic Numbers of Dr. Matrix. Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books, 1985.
  15. Gardner, M. Knotted Doughnuts and Other Mathematical Entertainments. New York: W. H. Freeman, 1986.
  16. Gardner, Martin. Riddles of the Sphinx And Other Mathematical Puzzle Tales. Washington, DC: Mathematical Association of America, 1987.
  17. Gardner, Martin. Time Travel and Other Mathematical Bewilderments. New York: W. H. Freeman, 1987.
  18. Gardner, Martin. Hexaflexagons and Other Mathematical Diversions. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1988.
  19. Gardner, Martin. Penrose Tiles and Trapdoor Ciphers... and the Return of Dr. Matrix. New York: W. H. Freeman, 1989.
  20. Gardner, Martin. Mathematical Carnival. Washington, DC: Mathematical Association of America, 1989.
  21. Gardner, Martin. Mathematical Magic Show. Washington, DC: Mathematical Association of America, 1990.
  22. Gardner, M. Fractal Music, Hypercards, and More Mathematical Recreations from Scientific American Magazine. New York: W. H. Freeman, 1992.
  23. Gardner, Martin (Introduction and Notes). The Annotated Alice: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. New York: Random House, 1998.

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