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!
HURRY! - Only 4 left!



Add to Cart:




Better Together Discount
Buy this item, get a Crimson Resurrection Deck (Limited Edition) by Dan Sperry - Trick at 50% off (discount deducted during checkout...add both items to cart to qualify!)

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
Buy this item, get a Crimson Resurrection Deck (Limited Edition) by Dan Sperry - Trick at 50% off (discount deducted during checkout...add both items to cart to qualify!)


  • Manufactured by:
    Princeton University Press



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

Card in Wallet (Balducci/Kaps) by Vernet
Sign Up for our Newsletter

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





1 HOUR SALE!

Clever Card Magic 2 DVD SET - Paul Hallas
Clever Card Magic 2 DVD SET - Paul Hallas
Was $39.00

Now: $15.60

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

Login

Testimonials

Customer Service

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


MJM Rocks

Brandi answered my question within an hour! This is what customer service should be. Great prices and even better customer service. MJM is for lack...
Read More ->


Dante

Sure didn't take them long to win me over. Bravo MJM Magic!
Read More ->


Awesome Customer Service

I was pleasantly surprised with the immediate assistance with my order after I emailed MJM. They helped me out right away and they are fixing my...
Read More ->


THANKS! MJM

Thank you soooooo much MJM! I love buying from you because you're FAST! And you have the best prices! That 10% discount code is wonderful also. You...
Read More ->


Have an Effect?

Submit A Trick