From The Victorians to The Computer Age
As much a journey through history as a challenging puzzle book, this collection takes readers from the Victorian era to the 21st century in riddles and conundrums, introducing the stories behind little-known gems such as Lewis Carroll’s Monkey and Pulley problem alongside famous examples including Fermi’s Paradox and the notorious Prisoner’s Dilemma – all with answers at the back.
The Great Houdini's Puzzle Vault
A Collection of Mystifying Puzzles Inspired by The Astounding Escapologist
The great Hungarian-American magician Harry Houdini won his reputation for making seemingly impossible escapes and undertaking baffling feats of endurance or agility. This illustrated puzzle book presents conundrums and teasers inspired by his work, and describes many of his most famous tricks (such as the flooded tank escape, the bullet catch and the milk-can escape), providing explanations of how he did them in the solutions section.