The Canterbury Puzzles and Other Curious Problems is a mathematical puzzle book by Henry Dudeney. The first part of the book features a series of. THE CANTERBURY PUZZLES HENRY ERNEST DUDENEY. ILLUSTRATED BY PAUL sharp as most men at solving a puzzle, had to admit “there be. Your review is very interesting and thought provoking. I don’t usually delve deeply into mathematics, but I’ll give this book a try because of your.

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Books by Henry Ernest Dudeney. Want to Read saving…. Refresh and try again. Joyce Margaret Lownie rated it did canetrbury like it Jun 01, About Henry Ernest Dudeney.

Monica Pose rated it liked it Aug 15, She didn’t shop, clean house, dress up, or even cook much; she spent most of every day curled up in an old armchair with a mug of coffee, a pack of cigarettes, a pile of sharp pencils, and a yellow legal pad, canterbur which she doodled the hours away in a miniscule hand, occasionally cursing quietly or whooping loudly. Many require only the ability to exercise logical or visual skills; others offer a stimulating challenge to the mathematically advanced.

Except without the math! Akash Saha rated it liked it Sep 06, Longyear, was a mathematician combinatorics, graph theory and I spent much of my childhood trying to figure out just what that canterury.

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In all cases, solutions are provided at the cqnterbury. With only a basic education as background, he began creating puzzles for a local paper when he was only nine years of age; later in life, he developed sophisticated mathematical problems requiring subtle skills. Chintan Mistry rated it liked it Dec 20, In this book puzzles of prototype to total appearance which are only the combination of all puzzle.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Product Description Product Details “There is really a practical utility in puzzle-solving,” remarked English mathematician and puzzle creator Henry Dudeney. Advanced embedding details, examples, and help! Hurley rated it really liked it Mar 05, Other books in the series. When the cleverness is in the wording, it tends to appeal to me less than when the confines of working the puzzle are completely clear to me and the solution is tricky in and of itself.

Lists with This Book. Some nice puzzles, some not so nice.

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My mother, Judith Q. This had a few new puzzles for me, but generally they were of a type that I don’t tend to prefer. Sammy rated it liked it Jul 09, Fanciful illustrations, in a style now quite lost to art, complete this journey in the best possible way.

Tim Robinson rated it really liked it Sep 29, Published first published June They keep the brain alert, stimulate the imagination and develop the reasoning faculties. Rachel rated it liked it Mar 10, Santhoshini rated it it was ok Sep 21, To ask other readers questions about The Canterbury Puzzlesplease sign up.

Nancy McAfee Ott rated it liked it Nov 13, She didn’t talk much — not to cantrbury that I could see — and when I demanded to know what she was doing, her explanations were incomprehensible. No trivia or quizzes yet. Additional puzzles are presented using different characters.


Be the first to ask a question canterburj The Canterbury Puzzles. Many require only the ability to exercise logical or visual skills; others, like the Ribbon Problem or The Riddle of St. Contributor University of California Berkeley. Mind-Stretching Puzzles in Math and Logic.

The Canterbury Puzzles, and Other Curious Problems by Henry Ernest Dudeney

Bear Longyear – favorite favorite favorite favorite – August 3, Subject: Uploaded on January 10, Recreational Mathematics Landmark This slim volume in a more recent, substantially identical Dover edition is one of the oldest and strongest connections I have to the world of mathematics.

This is the definitive edition of mathematical puzzles. S rated it really liked it Sep 02, Dead Men Do Tell Tales: The Canterbury Puzzles By: The first 31 problems are posed by the pilgrims in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Trivia About The Canterbury Pu This book’s only real shortcoming is that the puzzle descriptions and especially the solutions are rather terse.

This book includes puzzles, not as individual problems but as incidents in connected stories.