The Universe in a Handkerchief

Lewis Carroll’s Mathematical Recreations, Games, Puzzles, and Word Plays

  • Authors
  • Martin Gardner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Martin Gardner
    Pages 1-20
  3. Martin Gardner
    Pages 21-46
  4. Martin Gardner
    Pages 47-57
  5. Martin Gardner
    Pages 59-74
  6. Martin Gardner
    Pages 75-82
  7. Martin Gardner
    Pages 83-122
  8. Martin Gardner
    Pages 123-150
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 151-158

About this book


This book contains scores of intriguing puzzles and paradoxes from Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice in Wonderland, whose interests ranged from inventing new games like Arithmetical Croquet to important problems in symbolic logic and propositional calculus. Written by Carroll expert and well-known mathematics author Martin Gardner, this tour through Carroll's inventions is both fun and informative.


Arithmetic Mathematical Games Mathematical recreations Puzzles calculus mathematics

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996
  • Publisher Name Copernicus, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-25641-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-28952-6
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