Martin Gardner bibliography

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Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science (1957 revised edition) by Martin Gardner.

In a publishing career spanning 80 years (1930-2010),[1] popular mathematics and science writer Martin Gardner (1914-2010) authored or edited over 100 books and countless articles, columns and reviews.

All of Gardner's works were non-fiction except for two novels — The Flight of Peter Fromm (1973) and Visitors from Oz (1998) — and two collections of short pieces — The Magic Numbers of Dr. Matrix (1967, 1985) and The No-Sided Professor (1987).

Books[edit]

Original works[edit]

Collected columns, articles and reviews[edit]

  • The Scientific American Book of Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions (1959)[A]
  • The Second Scientific American Book of Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions (1961)[A]
  • Martin Gardner's New Mathematical Diversions from Scientific American (1966)[A], Simon and Schuster.
  • The Numerology of Dr. Matrix: The Fabulous Feats and Adventures in Number Theory, Sleight of Word, and Numerological Analysis (Literary, Biblical, Political, Philosophical and Psychonumeranalytical) of That Incredible Master Mind (1967)[A], Simon & Schuster.
  • Unexpected Hangings, and Other Mathematical Diversions (1968)[A], Simon & Schuster.
  • The Sixth Scientific American Book of Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions (1971)[A], Simon & Schuster
  • Mathematical Carnival (1975)[A], Vintage Books.
  • Mathematical Magic Show (1977)[A], Vintage.
  • Mathematical Circus (1979)[A], Vintage.
  • Science Fiction Puzzle Tales (1981)[C], Random House (Foreword by Isaac Asimov)
  • Science: Good, Bad, and Bogus (1981), Prometheus Books; ISBN 0-87975-573-3 (paperback), ISBN 0-87975-144-4 (hardback), ISBN 0-380-61754-4 (Avon pocket paperback)[2]
  • Order and Surprise (1983), Prometheus Books, ISBN 0-87975-219-X
  • Wheels, Life, and Other Mathematical Amusements (1983)[A], W. H. Freeman & Co. ISBN 0-7167-1589-9
  • Puzzles from Other Worlds (1984)[C], Vintage
  • Knotted Doughnuts and Other Mathematical Entertainments (1986)[A], W. H. Freeman & Co. ISBN 0-7167-1799-9.
  • Riddles of the Sphinx and other Mathematical Puzzle Tales (1987)[C], Mathematical Association of America, ISBN 0-88385-632-8
  • Time Travel and Other Mathematical Bewilderments (1987)[A], W.H. Freeman & Company; ISBN 0-7167-1925-8
  • The No-Sided Professor and Other Tales of Fantasy, Humor, Mystery, and Philosophy (1987), Prometheus Books; ISBN 0-87975-390-0. (26 short stories, 2 poems)
  • The New Age: Notes of a Fringe Watcher (1988)[B], Prometheus Books; ISBN 0-87975-432-X
  • Gardner's Whys & Wherefores (1989), University of Chicago Press.
  • Penrose Tiles to Trapdoor Ciphers (1989)[A], W. H. Freeman & Co. ISBN 0-7167-1987-8.
  • Fractal Music, Hypercards and More (1991)[A], W. H. Freeman
  • On the Wild Side: The Big Bang, ESP, the Beast 666, Levitation, Rainmaking, Trance-Channeling, Seances and Ghosts, and More... (1992)[B], Prometheus Books; ISBN 0-87975-713-2
  • Martin Gardner Presents (1993),[3] Kaufman and Greenberg (2nd edition, 19??)
  • Weird Water & Fuzzy Logic: More Notes of a Fringe Watcher (1996)[B], Prometheus Books; ISBN 1-57392-096-7
  • The Night Is Large: Collected Essays, 1938-1995 (1997), St. Martin's Griffin; ISBN 0-312-16949-3
  • Last Recreations: Hydras, Eggs, and other Mathematical Mystifications (1997)[A], Springer Verlag; ISBN 0-387-94929-1
  • Martin Gardner's Table Magic (1998),[4] Dover; ISBN 0-486-40403-X
  • From the Wandering Jew to William F. Buckley, Jr.: On Science, Literature, and Religion (2000), Prometheus Books; ISBN 1-57392-852-6
  • Did Adam and Eve Have Navels?: Debunking Pseudoscience (2001)[B], W.W. Norton & Company; ISBN 0-393-32238-6.
  • A Gardner's Workout: Training the Mind and Entertaining the Spirit (2001), ISBN 1-56881-120-9.
  • The Colossal Book of Mathematics: Classic Puzzles, Paradoxes, and Problems (2001), W.W. Norton & Company; ISBN 0-393-02023-1 (a "best of" collection)
  • Are Universes Thicker Than Blackberries?: Discourses on Gödel, Magic Hexagrams, Little Red Riding Hood, and Other Mathematical and Pseudoscientific Topics (2003)[B], ISBN 0-393-05742-9[5]
  • The Colossal Book of Short Puzzles and Problems (2006), W.W. Norton & Company; ISBN 0-393-06114-0.
  • The Jinn from Hyperspace: And Other Scribblings—both Serious and Whimsical (2007)[C], Prometheus Books; ISBN 1-59102-565-6
  • The Fantastic Fiction of Gilbert Chesterton: Essays on His Novels and Short Stories (2008), Shelburne, Ontario: Battered Silicon Dispatch Box; ISBN 978-1-55246-803-6 (Collection of previously published material).
  • When You Were a Tadpole and I was a Fish and other Speculations about This and That (2009), Hill and Wang; ISBN 0-8090-8737-5

As editor/annotator[edit]

For children[edit]

  • Science Puzzlers (1957), The Viking Press, Scholastic Book Services (Illust. by Anthony Ravielli).
    • Slightly revised in 1981 as Entertaining Science Experiments With Everyday Objects; Dover; ISBN 0-486-24201-3
  • The Arrow Book of Brain Teasers (1959), New York: Tab Books.
  • Archimedes: Mathematician and Inventor (1966); MacMillan Co. (Illust. by Leonard Everett Fisher)
  • Perplexing Puzzles and Tantalizing Teasers (1969), Simon & Schuster.
  • Space Puzzles: Curious Questions & Answers About the Solar System (1972), Simon & Schuster.
    • Revised in 1997 as Puzzling Questions About the Solar System, Dover.
  • The Snark Puzzle Book (1973), Simon & Schuster.
  • More Perplexing Puzzles and Tantalizing Teasers (1977), Simon Pulse
  • Codes, Ciphers and Secret Writing (Test Your Code Breaking Skills) (1984), Dover; ISBN 0-486-24761-9
  • Classic Brainteasers (1995), Sterling Publishing; ISBN 0-8069-1261-8
  • Science Magic: Martin Gardner's Tricks and Puzzles (1997), Sterling Pub. Co.
    • Reprinted as Martin Gardner's Science Magic: Tricks and Puzzles (2011), Dover
  • Mind-Boggling Word Puzzles (2001), New York: Sterling Publishing Co. (Illust. by V.G. Myers)
  • Smart Science Tricks (2004), Sterling; ISBN 1-4027-0910-2
  • Optical Illusion Play Pack (2008), Sterling (Illust. by Gilbert Ford)
  • The Adventures of Humphrey Huckleberry (2009?), Shelburne, Ontario: Battered Silicon Dispatch Box; ISBN 978-1-55246-808-1; (Collection of 8 years of 10 columns per annum from Humpty Dumpty Magazine).
  • Mental Magic: Surefire Tricks to Amaze Your Friends (2010), Dover.

As contributor[edit]

  • "Speak Roughly", In: Guiliano, Edward (1976), Lewis Carroll Observed, Clarkson N. Potter; Reprinted with additions in Gardner's Order and Surprise (1983).
  • Klarner, David A., editor (1981), The Mathematical Gardner, Wadsworth International.
    • Reprinted in 1998 as Mathematical Recreations: A Collection in Honor of Martin Gardner, Dover; ISBN 0-486-40089-1[9]
  • Berlekamp, Elwyn R. and Tom Rodgers, editors (1999), The Mathemagician and Pied Puzzler: A Collection in Tribute to Martin Gardner, A K Peters/CRC Press.
  • Wolfe, David and Tom Rodgers, editors (2001), Puzzlers' Tribute: A Feast for the Mind; Foreword by Arthur Clarke, A K Peters/CRC Press.
  • Cipra, Barry, Erik D. Demaine, Martin L. Demaine, and Tom Rodgers, editors (2004), Tribute to a Mathemagician, A K Peters/CRC Press.
  • Demaine, Erik D., Martin L. Demaine and Tom Rodgers, editors (2008), A Lifetime of Puzzles: A Collection of Puzzles in Honor of Martin Gardner's 90th Birthday; AK Peters.
  • Pegg, Ed Jr., Alan H. Schoen and Tom Rodgers, editors (2009), Mathematical Wizardry for a Gardner; AK Peters.
  • Burstein, Mark, editor (2011), A Bouquet for the Gardener: Martin Gardner Remembered, Lewis Carroll Society of North America.[10]
  • Henle, Michael and Brian Hopkins, editors (2012), Martin Gardner in the Twenty-First Century (Series: MAA Problem Books), Mathematical Association of America (Eight short works by Gardner & 33 by other authors)

Provided introduction, preface or afterword only[edit]

  • Alice's Adventures Under Ground by Lewis Carroll: A Facsimile of the 1864 Manuscript (1965), Dover.
  • Alice in Puzzle-Land: A Carrollian Tale for Children Under Eighty by Raymond M. Smullyan (1982)
  • The Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics by Roger Penrose (1989)
  • Another Fine Math You've Got Me Into (Series: Martin Gardner Presents) by Ian Stewart (1992)
  • The Annotated Wizard of Oz (2000),[11] edited by Michael Patrick Hearn, New York: W.W. Norton & Company; ISBN 0-393-04992-2.
  • Magician's Magic by Paul Curry (intro to 2003 Dover reprint of Curry's 1965 book).
  • Bamboozlers: The Book of Bankable Bar Betchas, Brain Bogglers, Belly Busters & Bewitchery by Diamond Jim Tyler (2008), Diamond Jim Productions; ISBN 0-9676018-1-9.
  • The Upside-Down World of Gustave Verbeek (2009), Sunday Press Books; ISBN 0-9768885-7-2
  • Wells, H.G. and Hillaire Belloc, Mr Belloc Objects to 'The Outline of History' (2009), Shelburne, Ontario: Battered Silicon Dispatch Box; reprint with forward & epilogue by Gardner.
  • The Coloured Lands by G.K. Chesterton (afterword to 2009 Dover reprint).

"Mathematical Games": The Scientific American columns[edit]

Individual columns
Canonical books containing collections of the columns

There are fifteen books altogether—what Don Knuth calls "the Canon"—that encompass Gardner's "Mathematical Games" columns (1956-1981) from Scientific American:

1. The Scientific American Book of Mathematical Puzzles and Games (1959); Simon and Schuster
  • Reprinted in 1963 as The First Scientific American Book of Mathematical Puzzles and Games, Simon and Schuster
  • Reprinted in 1988 as Hexaflexagons and Other Mathematical Diversions: The Scientific American Book of Puzzles and Games, University of Chicago Press; ISBN 0-226-28254-6.
  • Reprinted in 2008 as Hexaflexagons, Probability Paradoxes, and the Tower of Hanoi: Martin Gardner’s First Book of Mathematical Puzzles and Games; (Series: The New Martin Gardner Mathematical Library #1); The Mathematical Association of America/Cambridge University Press.
2. The Second Scientific American Book of Mathematical Puzzles & Diversions (1961), Simon and Schuster.
  • Reprinted in 1987 by the University of Chicago Press; ISBN 0-226-28253-8.
  • Reprinted in 2008 as Origami, Eleusis, and the Soma Cube: Martin Gardner’s Mathematical Diversions, (Series: The New Martin Gardner Mathematical Library #2); The Mathematical Association of America/Cambridge University Press.
3. New Mathematical Diversions from Scientific American (1966), Simon and Schuster
  • Reprinted and revised in 1995 as New Mathematical Diversions, Mathematical Association of America.
  • Reprinted in 2009 as Sphere Packing, Lewis Carroll, and Reversi: Martin Gardner’s New Mathematical Diversions, (Series: The New Martin Gardner Mathematical Library #3); The Mathematical Association of America/Cambridge University Press.
4. The Numerology of Dr. Matrix: The Fabulous Feats and Adventures in Number Theory, Sleight of Word, and Numerological Analysis (Literary, Biblical, Political, Philosophical and Psychonumeranalytical) of That Incredible Master Mind (1967), New York: Simon and Schuster.
  • Reprinted/expanded in 1979 as The Incredible Dr. Matrix, Scribner.
  • Reprinted/expanded in 1985 as The Magic Numbers of Dr Matrix, Prometheus Books; ISBN 0-87975-281-5 / ISBN 0-87975-282-3.
  • Reprint forthcoming as Words, Numbers, and Combinatorics: Martin Gardner on the Trail of Dr. Matrix, (Series: The New Martin Gardner Mathematical Library #9); The Mathematical Association of America/Cambridge University Press.
5. The Unexpected Hanging and Other Mathematical Diversions (1969), Simon & Schuster.
  • Reprinted in 1991 by the University of Chicago Press; ISBN 0-671-20073-9.
  • Reprinted in 2011 as Knots and Borromean Rings, Rep-Tiles, and Eight Queens: Martin Gardner’s Unexpected Hanging, (Series: The New Martin Gardner Mathematical Library #4); The Mathematical Association of America/Cambridge University Press.
6. Martin Gardner's Sixth Book of Mathematical Games from Scientific American (1971), W.H. Freeman and Company
  • Revised by the Mathematical Association of America, 2001.
  • Reprint forthcoming as Klein Bottles, Op-Art, and Sliding Block Puzzles: More of Martin Gardner’s Mathematical Games, (Series: The New Martin Gardner Mathematical Library #5); The Mathematical Association of America/Cambridge University Press.
7. Mathematical Carnival (1975), Knopf.
  • Revised with forward by John H. Conway, Mathematical Association of America, 1992.
  • Reprint forthcoming as Sprouts, Hypercubes, and Superellipses: Martin Gardner’s Mathematical Carnival, (Series: The New Martin Gardner Mathematical Library #6); The Mathematical Association of America/Cambridge University Press.
8. Mathematical Magic Show (1977), Knopf.
  • Revised with forward by Ronald L. Graham, Mathematical Association of America, 1990.
  • Reprint forthcoming as Nothing and Everything, Polyominoes, and Game Theory: Martin Gardner’s Mathematical Magic Show, (Series: The New Martin Gardner Mathematical Library #7); The Mathematical Association of America/Cambridge University Press.
9. Mathematical Circus (1979), Knopf.
  • Revised with forward by Donald E. Knuth, Mathematical Association of America, 1992.
  • Reprint forthcoming as Random Walks, Hyperspheres, and Palindromes: Martin Gardner’s Mathematical Circus, (Series: The New Martin Gardner Mathematical Library #8); The Mathematical Association of America/Cambridge University Press.
10. Wheels, Life, and Other Mathematical Amusements (1983), W. H. Freeman & Co. ISBN 0-7167-1589-9.
  • Reprint forthcoming as Wheels, Life, and Knotted Molecules: Martin Gardner’s Mathematical Amusements, (Series: The New Martin Gardner Mathematical Library #10); The Mathematical Association of America/Cambridge University Press.
11. Knotted Doughnuts and Other Mathematical Entertainments (1986), W.H. Freeman & Co.; ISBN 0-7167-1799-9.
  • Reprint forthcoming as Knotted Donuts, Napier’s Bones, and Gray Codes: Martin Gardner’s Mathematical Entertainments, (Series: The New Martin Gardner Mathematical Library #11); The Mathematical Association of America/Cambridge University Press.
12. Time Travel and Other Mathematical Bewilderments (1988), W. H. Freeman & Co.; ISBN 0-7167-1925-8.
  • Reprint forthcoming as Tangrams, Tilings, and Time Travel: Martin Gardner’s Mathematical Bewilderments, (Series: The New Martin Gardner Mathematical Library #12); The Mathematical Association of America/Cambridge University Press
13. Penrose Tiles to Trapdoor Ciphers (1989), W. H. Freeman & Co.; ISBN 0-7167-1987-8.
  • Reprint forthcoming as Penrose Tiles, Trapdoor Ciphers, and the Oulipo: Martin Gardner’s Mathematical Tour, (Series: The New Martin Gardner Mathematical Library #13); The Mathematical Association of America/Cambridge University Press.
14. Fractal Music, Hypercards and More...: Mathematical Recreations from Scientific American (1992), W. H. Freeman & Co.
  • Reprint forthcoming as Fractal Music, Hypercards, and Chaitin’s Omega: Martin Gardner’s Mathematical Recreations, (Series: The New Martin Gardner Mathematical Library #14); The Mathematical Association of America/Cambridge University Press.
15. Last Recreations: Hydras, Eggs, and other Mathematical Mystifications (1997), Copernicus Books, Springer Verlag; ISBN 0-387-94929-1.
  • Reprint forthcoming as The Last Recreations: Hydras, Eggs, and other Mathematical Mystifications: Martin Gardner’s Last Mathematical Recreations, (Series: The New Martin Gardner Mathematical Library #15); The Mathematical Association of America/Cambridge University.

A more detailed list of editions can be found here. An extensive index, by Carl W. Lee, encompassing all 15 books can be found here.

Miscellaneous books
  • The Colossal Book of Mathematics: Classic Puzzles, Paradoxes, and Problems (2001), W.W. Norton & Company; ISBN 0-393-02023-1 (a "best of" collection)
  • The Colossal Book of Short Puzzles and Problems (2006), W.W. Norton & Company; ISBN 0-393-06114-0
  • A Gardner's Workout: Training the Mind and Entertaining the Spirit (2001) collects mathematical articles and reviews that Gardner published from 1984 to 2000, after retiring from his Scientific American column.
CD-ROMs

Uncollected articles and papers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gardner's first publication was at age 16 in the periodical The Sphinx.
  2. ^ Little, John (October 29, 1981), Review and useful overview of Gardner's book, New Scientist 92 (1277): 320, retrieved 14 November 2010 
  3. ^ Collects Gardner's contributions to Hugard's Magic Monthly during the 1950s.
  4. ^ Omnibus of Gardner's first five published books: Match-ic (1936), 12 Tricks with a Borrowed Deck (1940), After the Dessert (1941), Cut the Cards (1942), and Over the Coffee Cups (1949).
  5. ^ The title alludes to Charles Sanders Peirce's ridiculing of Laplace's "principle of insufficient reason", which suggested uniform prior probability for Bayesian statistics.
  6. ^ This book is an abridgment of Bombaugh's 1890 work Gleanings for the Curious from the Harvest-Fields of Literature with extensive notes by Gardner.
  7. ^ Revisions and additions by Gardner to the 1910 calculus textbook by Thompson.
  8. ^ Omnibus edition of The Annotated Alice (1960) and More Annotated Alice (1990).
  9. ^ This book, edited by David A. Klarner, was the tribute of the mathematical community to Gardner when he retired from writing his Scientific American column in 1981. Discreetly assembled for the occasion, the stature of the mathematicians submitting papers is a testament to Gardner's importance.
  10. ^ Includes reminiscences from numerous Gardner admirers. This volume also contains the final annotations Gardner made to the Alice books post-"Definitive Edition" and a definitive bibliography of his Carroll-related writings.
  11. ^ The “Centennial Edition”; the original 1973 edition lacks Gardner’s preface.

Endnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Collected columns from the "Mathematical Games" series in Scientific American.
  2. ^ Collected columns from the "Notes of a Fringe Watcher" series in Skeptical Inquirer.
  3. ^ Collected columns from Gardner's series of "puzzle tales" in Asimov's Science Fiction magazine.

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