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 1 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


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

New Products

Appear-ing (20MM) by Leo Smetsers - Trick
Appear-ing (20MM) by Leo Smetsers - Trick
$44.60
Sale: $34.79
Save: 22% off

Testimonials

One of the Best Around!

I used to visit MJM Magic often, especially when the forum was active. After the forum shut down I wondered if MJM was still in business; I even...
Read More ->


Fantastic Customer Service

You'll be hard-pressed to find another site that is so dedicated to customer satisfaction as is MJM Magic. The staff at MJM Magic go out of their way...
Read More ->


The Time Warp Trick

The Effect: Order something on 5/10/07 using standard free shipping. Have it arrive, in perfect condition, for a great price, and exactly as...
Read More ->


Recommend with both hands!!!

As I wrote before MJM Magic is the best place in net for magic staff, on best prices and now with lifetime discount is totally incredible, but...
Read More ->


Best Customer Service

Incredible! As a first time buyer, I did some research and noticed the best price here. On top of that, they responded to questions on a Sunday...
Read More ->


At The Table Experience