Can You Solve My Problems

£8.99

A good puzzle is ingenious, frustrating and a-ha!-inducing. In this entertaining and utterly addictive book, Bellos will challenge you to pit your wits against pangrams, hidatos, chessboard puzzles and a Singaporean schoolchild’s maths paper. Piece of cake, right? Only if you know the scientific method for cutting cake correctly. Organised from easy-peasy to ninja level – with stories of puzzle mysteries, histories and scandals along the way this book will make your hippocampus happy.

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Description

Are you smarter than a Singaporean ten-year-old?
Can you beat Sherlock Holmes?
If you think the answer is yes – I challenge you to solve my problems.

Here are 125 of the world’s best brainteasers from the last two millennia, taking us from ancient China to medieval Europe, Victorian England to modern-day Japan, with stories of espionage, mathematical breakthroughs and puzzling rivalries along the way.

Pit your wits against logic puzzles and kinship riddles, pangrams and river-crossing conundrums. Some solutions rely on a touch of cunning, others call for creativity, others need mercilessly logical thought. Some can only be solved be 2 per cent of the population. All are guaranteed to sharpen your mind. Let’s get puzzling!

Additional information

Weight 0.278 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.1 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

352

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

793.74 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K