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

Price $24.95
Sale: $18.71
Save: 25% off

 Shipping Time: Usually Ships in 1 Business Day!
Quantity Limited - 10 left!



Add to Cart:




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.



  • SKILL LEVEL: No Skill Required
  • Manufactured by:
    Princeton University Press



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

Over the Top (DVD and Gimmick) by Cameron Francis - DVD
Sign Up for our Newsletter

1 HOUR SALE!

Sign Off - Damien O' Brien & Leon May and Alakazam
Sign Off - Damien O' Brien & Leon May and Alakazam
Was $39.99

Now: $16.00

60% Off!
HURRY! Only 1 Left!

Reward Points

No points earned yet on current order.
Log in to see how many reward points you have already earned

Manufacturer Info

Monthly Achievement!

Spend $300 or more and earn $30.00 credit!
Spent: $0.00 out of $300
Login to Activate
(Click for rules and details)

New Products

Genii Magazine July 2017 - Book
Genii Magazine July 2017 - Book
$6.15
Sale: $4.61
Save: 25% off

Testimonials

Great magic shop

This is a great magic shop huge selection of trick friendly Highly recommend this site long time customer
Read More ->


what a resource

I think MJM is great, what a resource. It is always here before I know it. I have had nothing but great results, I shall continue purchasing until...
Read More ->


Lightning Fast!!!

Such fast delivery and a great selection. I find it hard to resist MJM Magic!
Read More ->


Excellent!!!

Before I ordered at MJM I bothered customer service with a lot of questions and concerns, as I did not want to have the same bad experiences I had...
Read More ->


Just like I remembered

When life came at me fast I was forced to take a break from performing. Nine months later I'm ready to get back in the game so I stop by MJM Magic to...
Read More ->


Have an Effect?

Submit A Trick