By Raymond M. Smullyan
Characters from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass populate those 88 interesting puzzles. Mathematician Raymond Smullyan re-creates the spirit of Lewis Carroll's writings in puzzles regarding note play, common sense and metalogic, and philosophical paradoxes. demanding situations diversity from effortless to tricky and include recommendations, plus 60 captivating illustrations. "An inventive book." — Boston Globe.
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Alice in Puzzle-Land: A Carrollian Tale for Children Under Eighty by Raymond M. Smullyan