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]
Quantity Limited - 9 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 no questions about this product. Ask a question


Estimated Arrival: Wednesday 16 March, 2016.

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

New Products

Trio 3 by Jack Kent Tillar - Book
Trio 3 by Jack Kent Tillar - Book
$19.95
Sale: $15.56
Save: 22% off

Testimonials

The only place to buy magic

I was skeptical (as I always am with online shopping), but this site has, by far, the fastest shipping, cheapest prices and fast customer service. I...
Read More ->


OMG FAST SHIPPING

Ordered it on the 5th... came on the 9th. That was including the fact they where out of one product and had to substitute it for another. OMG, if you...
Read More ->


Customer Service

If your looking for a magic shop that is reliable and knows how to take care of their customers thenĀ  MJM Magic, trust me, is the store. I have...
Read More ->


Service that is NOT an illusion!

Once again, I am floored by MJM's QUICK delivery service. Here are the facts: On a Wednesday, I put in my order for an effect that MJM had to order...
Read More ->


The Best On-Line Shop

I've been dealing with MJM Magic for a very long time and I can say without question they are the number one on-line magic shop in the USA. First...
Read More ->


At The Table Experience