Einstein's Riddle: Riddles, Paradoxes, and Conundrums to Stretch Your Mind

Einstein's Riddle: Riddles, Paradoxes, and Conundrums to Stretch Your Mind

by Jeremy Stangroom

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Overview

A unique compilation of logical teasers and lateral-thinking problems designed to stretch your brainpower and strengthen your mind.

Riddles, paradoxes, and conundrums have been confusing and confounding people since at least the time of the Ancient Greeks. The eponymous riddle, according to legend, was devised by Albert Einstein as a child. He claimed that only about 2% of the population would be able to work out the correct answer. There are no tricks and there is only one answer. It requires the cool application of logic to solve. And a lot of patience.

Einstein's Riddle features fifty of the toughest logic problems, lateral thinking puzzles, and tests of mental agility. By turns entertaining and infuriating, the puzzles challenge our preconceptions, tell us about how we reason, and provide a rigorous intellectual workout.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596916654
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 05/19/2009
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 519,240
Product dimensions: 5.82(w) x 8.06(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Jeremy Stangroom has a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics. He is currently the New Media editor of The Philosopher's Magazine, which he founded with Julian Baggini in 1997. He is the author/editor of numerous books, including The Little Book of Big Ideas: Philosophy and The Little Book of Big Ideas: Religion. He is also series editor, with James Garvey, of Continuum Books' major new series on Contemporary Social Issues. Stangroom is an elected fellow the Committee for the Scientific Examination of Religion.

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Einstein's Riddle: Riddles, Paradoxes, and Conundrums to Stretch Your Mind 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
See above.
tintinintibet on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Not as fun or insightful as I hoped. Discussion of the puzzles are much more of the "a greek philosopher first discussed this imagined logical conundrum" blah blah description than I wanted -- cross MadLibs with a sudoku puzzle book with a dry "history of the ancient greeks" text and a short magazine article about the "Monty Hall" problem and you'll get this book.
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