9781890980153-1890980153-The 15 Puzzle Book: How it Drove the World Crazy

The 15 Puzzle Book: How it Drove the World Crazy

ISBN-13: 9781890980153
ISBN-10: 1890980153
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Slocum, Jerry, Sonneveld, Dic
Publication date: 2006
Publisher: Slocum Puzzle Foundation
Format: Hardcover 144 pages
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Book details

ISBN-13: 9781890980153
ISBN-10: 1890980153
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Slocum, Jerry, Sonneveld, Dic
Publication date: 2006
Publisher: Slocum Puzzle Foundation
Format: Hardcover 144 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Slocum, Jerry, Sonneveld, Dic wrote The 15 Puzzle Book: How it Drove the World Crazy comprising 144 pages back in 2006. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1890980153 and 9781890980153. Since then The 15 Puzzle Book: How it Drove the World Crazy textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

Description

The 15 Puzzle Book contains an illustrated history of one of the most popular and important mechanical puzzles of all time. It can be argued that the 15 Puzzle in 1880 had the greatest impact on American and European society of any mechanical puzzle the world has ever known. Books by famous mathematicians tell that a deaf mute invented the 15 Puzzle but other sources claim it was invented by Sam Loyd, who Martin Gardner called, "America's greatest puzzle designer." Or has Sam Loyd, who claimed to invent the puzzle, continued to fool the world for more than 100 years?

The true story of the puzzle is told here for the first time:
- The real inventor and his patent application records were found.
- The story of how the puzzle came to be manufactured.
- Proof that the 15 Puzzle is mathematically impossible to solve.
- How a young New Yorker solved it.
- The worldwide puzzle craze that it created.

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