Undiluted Hocus-Pocus: The Autobiography of Martin Gardner - Book

Price $24.95
Sale: $19.46
Save: 22% off

 Available: Usually Ships in 1 Business Day! [details]
HURRY! - Only 2 left!



Add to Cart:


Ask a question


Better Together Discount

Martin Gardner wrote the "Mathematical Games" column for Scientific American for twenty-five years and published more than seventy books on topics as diverse as magic, philosophy, religion, pseudoscience, and Alice in Wonderland. His informal, recreational approach to mathematics delighted countless readers and inspired many to pursue careers in mathematics and the sciences. Gardner's illuminating autobiography is a disarmingly candid self-portrait of the man evolutionary theorist Stephen Jay Gould called our "single brightest beacon" for the defense of rationality and good science against mysticism and anti-intellectualism.

Gardner takes readers from his childhood in Oklahoma to his college days at the University of Chicago, his service in the navy, and his varied and wide-ranging professional pursuits. Before becoming a columnist for Scientific American, he was a caseworker in Chicago during the Great Depression, a reporter for the Tulsa Tribune, an editor for Humpty Dumpty, and a short-story writer for Esquire, among other jobs. Gardner shares colorful anecdotes about the many fascinating people he met and mentored, and voices strong opinions on the subjects that matter to him most, from his love of mathematics to his uncompromising stance against pseudoscience. For Gardner, our mathematically structured universe is undiluted hocus-pocus--a marvelous enigma, in other words.

Undiluted Hocus-Pocus offers a rare, intimate look at Gardner's life and work, and the experiences that shaped both.


Better Together Discount


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

There are currently not any questions about this product.


This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 18 September, 2013.

Sign Up for our Newsletter

Ask a question about the Undiluted Hocus-Pocus: The Autobiography of Martin Gardner - Book





Have an Effect?

Submit A Trick

Login

Testimonials

Thanks, Jeff and Brandi

I would like to thank everyone for the attention they gave me, and also the efficiency of your store. I am very satisfied and I will surely return ...
Read More ->


Fast Shipping Shop

I would like to appreciate you that you will have very fast shipping. Today I have already received my items from your shop. I love your shop and...
Read More ->


OMG

All I can say is OH MY GOD! I ordered magic from this site with 2-3 day shipping and it came in 1 day. I couldn't believe it.  I will be ordering...
Read More ->


Real Ghost Deck

I ordered some ghost decks and only received half of them. The others must have flew through the package ; ) Anyway, I emailed MJM Customer Service...
Read More ->


MJM Rocks!

I felt so compelled to write something here because as a professional magician I have my show set, but like many of you like to see new things and...
Read More ->


At The Table Experience