Entertaining short stories from the foremost science-fiction writer of the early 20th century include the title fable as well as "The Star," a gripping story about a massive celestial object hurtling toward the Earth, "The New Accelerator," "The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes," "Under the Knife," and others.
The Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition (The Annotated Books)
The culmination of a lifetime of scholarship, The Annotated Alice is a landmark event in the rich history of Lewis Carroll and cause to celebrate the remarkable career of Martin Gardner. For over half a century, Martin Gardner has…
The Coloured Lands
Enter into one of the twentieth century's liveliest and most articulate minds with this long-unavailable book of delights. This jolly medley of drawings, fables, and poetry—all laced with satirical wit—abounds in G. K. Chesterton's unique…
Queen Zixi of Ix
Another classic of juvenile literature from the creator of The Wizard of Oz, this enchanting tale recounts an evil queen's attempts to steal a magic cloak. L. Frank Baum packs this adventure with his customary humor, inventive…
When You Were a Tadpole and I Was a Fish
Best known as the longtime writer of the Mathematical Games column for Scientific American—which introduced generations of readers to the joys of recreational mathematics—Martin Gardner has for decades pursued a parallel career as a…
Martin Gardner's Table Magic
Excellent guide to dozens of mystifying acts of deception provides aspiring magicians with all the information they need to perform professional-quality tricks. Step-by-step instructions and nearly 200 easy-to-follow diagrams show how to make cards…
Calculus Made Easy
Calculus Made Easy by Silvanus P. Thompson and Martin Gardner has long been the most popular calculus primer, and this major revision of the classic math text makes the subject at hand still more comprehensible to readers of all levels. With…
The Whys of a Philosophical Scrivener
The Whys of a Philosophical Scrivener showcases Martin Gardner as the consummate philosopher, thinker, and great mathematician that he is. Exploring issues that range from faith to prayer to evil to immortality, and far beyond, Garnder…
Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science
This fair and witty appraisal examines some of the crazes and quackeries that have masqueraded as science. Discussions include hollow earth theories; Charles Fort and the Fortean Society; Wilhelm Reich and orgone sex energy; dianetics; flying…
Did Adam and Eve Have Navels?: Debunking Pseudoscience
"[Gardner] zaps his targets with laserlike precision and wit."—Entertainment Weekly Martin Gardner is perhaps the wittiest, most devastating unmasker of scientific fraud and intellectual chicanery of our time. Here he muses on topics as…
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