Friday, May 10, 2013

Darren Glass reviews Martin Gardner in the Twenty-First Century

Darren Glass reviews Martin Gardner in the Twenty-First Century edited by Michael Henle and Brian Hopkins as an MAA review.

Martin Gardner is probably as close as any author covered by MAA Reviews could come to needing no introduction. So rather than spend my own energy trying to write one, let me quote from a few other reviews of his works that have been written on this site over the years:

     “Martin Gardner is a national treasure, someone whose    
      contribution to mathematics has been immense.”

     “Ask almost any mathematician who grew up during the
      1960s or 1970s, and they’ll tell you about the enormous       influence Martin Gardner’s Mathematical Games column had on them.”

“[Gardner] has enlightened, educated and delighted readers around the world during many decades as a prolific contributor to many publications”

“It is hard to exaggerate the importance and influence of these books. You must have them! Buy one for yourself, and buy many to give away.”

To read the whole review, click here.

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Darren Glass is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Gettysburg College, and one of the best mathematical experiences he has had was speaking at a Gathering For Gardner conference a few years ago. He would be happy to ramble about how great it was or any number of other topics, and can be reached at

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