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Undiluted Hocus-Pocus : The Autobiography of Martin Gardner (Reprint) (Paperback)

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Martin Gardner wrote the Mathematical Games column for Scientific American for twenty-five years and published more than seventy books on topics as diverse as magic, religion, andAlice in Wonderland. Gardner's illuminating autobiography is a candid self-portrait by the man evolutionary theorist Stephen Jay Gould called our "single brightest beacon" for the defense of rationality and good science against mysticism and anti-intellectualism.

Gardner takes readers from his childhood in Oklahoma to his varied and wide-ranging professional pursuits. He shares colorful anecdotes about the many fascinating people he met and mentored, and voices strong opinions on the subjects that matter to him most, from his love of mathematics to his uncompromising stance against pseudoscience. For Gardner, our mathematically structured universe is undiluted hocus-pocus--a marvelous enigma, in other words.

Undiluted Hocus-Pocus offers a rare, intimate look at Gardner's life and work, and the experiences that shaped both.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 233
Genre: Mathematics, Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Science + Technology, General, Recreations + Games
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr
Author: Martin Gardner
Language: English
Street Date: November 3, 2015
TCIN: 50108024
UPC: 9780691169699
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-4452
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