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Can You Solve My Problems?

Can You Solve My Problems?

Last 4 in stock
ISBN
9781783351152
Published
06/07/2017
9781783351152
Format
Paperback
Price
£8.99
Paperback
352

About the Book

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!

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!
  • Alex Bellos

    Alex Bellos is brilliant on all things mathematical. His bestselling, award-winning books include Alex’s Adventures in NumberlandAlex Through the Looking-Glass and Can You Solve My Problems?, and have been translated into more than twenty languages. He is also the co-author of two mathematical colouring books and the children’s series Football School. His YouTube videos have been seen by more than twenty million people, and he writes a popular maths and puzzle blog for The Guardian. @alexbellos

“Be warned, Alex Bellos's new book could put a strain on your personal life, particularly if you are willing to go through the joyful ordeal and gleeful torment of solving every single one of his 125 puzzles ... Can You Solve My Problems? is not just a random list of skull-warping brain-teasers, but rather a skilfully curated anthology of puzzles... Excellent.”
- Simon Singh, Observer, Science and Nature Book of the Day
“Great . . . Compiled with a collector's knowledge and a fan's enthusiasm.”
- Charlie Higson