Winning Ways for Your Mathematical Plays II

Author(s): 
E. R. Berlekamp, J. H. Conway, R. K. Guy
Publisher: 
A. K. Peters, Natick
Year: 
2003
ISBN: 
ISBN 1-56881-142-X
Price (tentative): 
US$39
MSC main category: 
00 General
Review: 

The book under review is the second of four parts of the second edition of the book, which was successfully published a quarter of a century ago. However, the second edition contains some new parts. The book treats a lot of games with their winning strategies, and it is full of pictures and diagrams for reader’s comfort. Although the topic belongs to recreational mathematics, all problems are studied in a very precise way. I am not quite sure, whether it was a good idea to divide the book into four parts. Volume II contains many references to Volume I. Hence it is difficult to read it, if the reader is not familiar with the first volume.

Reviewer: 
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