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A Brief History of Puzzles
A Brief History of Puzzles

A Brief History of Puzzles

Baffling Brainteasers from the Sphinx to Sudoku


160 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: EPUB, Cloth

Cloth, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: February 2020

ISBN 9781786494269

Rights: US & CA

Atlantic Books, Ltd. (Feb 2020)
Atlantic Books


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From ancient riddles to modern Sudoko, people have been fascinated by puzzles. Whether they are seen as a glorious waste of time, a harmless way to spend a train journey or a valuable way of exercising the mind, the lure of puzzles has been irresistible. By using over 100 examples of the most mindbending, the most challenging, the most satisfying, or simply the most humorous puzzles throughout the ages, William Hartston traces the development of brainteasers of all varieties and the increasing ingenuity of puzzle setters from ancient civilizations to modern puzzle crazes.

Author Biography

William Hartston is a Cambridge-educated mathematician, an international chess master and the author of The Things That Nobody Knows and Even More Things That Nobody Knows.