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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
- Book Title: Puzzles, old and new. How to make and solve
- Author: Jerry Slocumb. Jack Botermans
- ISBN: 0295965797
- Publisher: Plenary
- Year Published: 1990
- Our Normal Price: £30.80 GBP ($44.66 USD)
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- Description: Plenary publications: second paperback edition 1990: approximately 9 x 10.5 inches tall: 160 pages including 300 black and white and colour photographs and sketches.. Synopsis: a history, pictorial survey, and construction guide to mechanical puzzles. The puzzles described are arranged in the following 10 categories: -- 1, Put together puzzles (putting the object together is the puzzle)- including two and three-dimensional assembly puzzles. 2. Take apart puzzles (opening or taking the object apart is the puzzle) 3. Interlocking solid puzzles (disassembly and assembly is required to solve the puzzle) including -- figures, geometrical objects, 3-D jigsaw puzzles, burr puzzles, keychain puzzles 4. Disentanglement puzzles (the puzzle is to disentangle and re-entangled parts of the puzzle) including -- cast iron and sheet metal puzzles, wire puzzles, string puzzles. Sequential movement puzzles (the puzzle is to move parts of the object to a goal) including solitaire puzzles, counter puzzles, sliding block puzzles, rotating cube puzzles, maze and route puzzles. 6. Puzzle vessels (drinking or pouring a liquid, or filling the vessels without spilling is the puzzle). 7.Dexterity puzzles (manual dexterity is required to solve the puzzle). 8.Vanishing puzzles (the puzzle is to explain a vanishing or changing image).9. Impossible object puzzles (the puzzle is to discover how the object is made. 10. Folding puzzles (the puzzle is to achieve a specified goal by folding). The text is accompanied by coloured illustration, black and white and coloured diagrams, and includes solutions to the puzzles. Condition: very clean and good overall
- Condition: Collectable- Very Good
- Dustcover: No
- Binding: Paperback
- Type: Used Books
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