Perhaps the most famous book ever written on the fascinating intersection between mathematics and magic. Over 500 tricks are described and illustrated by legendary polymath Martin Gardner. First published in 1956, this wonderful book has inspired generations of mathematicians, puzzle makers and magicians to study the mysteries of the universe.
Famed puzzle expert explains math behind a multitude of mystifying tricks: card tricks, stage "mind reading," coin and match tricks, counting out games, geometric dissections, etc. More than 400 tricks, 135 illustrations.