The Puzzler's Dilemma: From the Lighthouse of Alexandria to Monty Hall, a Fresh Look at Classic Conundrums of Logic, Mathematics & Life

Author(s): Derrick Niederman


The Puzzler's Dilemma explores the world of classic logic puzzles, and tells the amazing stories behind them, from the Lighthouse of Alexandria to code-breaking with the Enigma machine. Here are brain teasers that even maths whizzes have never seen explained by a mind as nimble and playful as Derrick Niederman's, the author of Number Freak and the New York Times's near-genius crossword setter.


A man is found dead in a room, hanging from a rope with...

Just the thing to get your brain working at full speed!


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'A great maths book for geeks and non-geeks alike.' - Johnny Ball


'This book is a complete joy. It made me smile. A lot.' - Carol Vorderman

Derrick Niederman is a mathematician turned investment-writer. He is the author of several books on numbers and finance, including What the Numbers Say, The Inner Game of Investing and his much-acclaimed Number Freak. He has written a series of puzzle books and is regular contributor of crossword puzzles to The New York Times.

General Fields

  • : 9780715642948
  • : Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
  • : Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
  • : December 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Derrick Niederman
  • : Hardback
  • : 304