The Puzzler's Dilemma explores the world of classic logic puzzles, and tells the amazing stories behind them, from the Lighthouse of Alexandria to code-breaking with the Enigma machine.
Here are brain teasers that even maths whizzes have never seen explained by a mind as nimble and playful as Derrick Niederman's, the author of Number Freak and the New York Times's near-genius crossword setter.
A man is found dead in a room, hanging from a rope with only a puddle of water beneath him: What happened?
Just the thing to get your brain working at full speed!
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Duckworth Overlook
- Publication Date: 15/03/2012
- Category: Mathematics
- ISBN: 9780715642948