At Science Book a Day we giveaway free books to readers around the world. Enter the draw to win these books.
This month we are giving away two books provided by Bloomsbury: http://www.bloomsbury.com
Can You Solve My Problems?: A Casebook of Ingenious, Perplexing and Totally Satisfying Puzzles by Alex Bellos
Synopsis: Are you smarter than a Singaporean ten-year-old? Can you beat Sherlock Holmes? If you think the answer is yes – I challenge you to solve my problems.
Here is the story of the puzzle, one of mankind’s oldest and greatest forms of entertainment and enlightenment, told through 125 of the world’s best brainteasers from the last two millennia. It takes us from ancient China to medieval Europe, Victorian England to modern-day Japan, with stories of espionage, mathematical breakthroughs and puzzling rivalries along the way.
You’ll pit your wits against logic puzzles and kinship riddles, pangrams and river-crossing conundrums. Some solutions rely on a touch of cunning, others call for creativity, others need mercilessly logical thought. Some can only be solved by 2% of the population. All are guaranteed to sharpen your mind.
Let’s get puzzling…
Enter your name and email below to go into the draw for a copy of Can You Solve My Problems?: A Casebook of Ingenious, Perplexing and Totally Satisfying Puzzles. The winners will be contacted via email.
The competition for the book ends at midnight (as per Melbourne, Australia) of the 31st July 2017
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- July 2015 – An Ordinary Epidemic by Amanda Hickie
- August 2015 – Predators: The Whole Tooth and Claw Story by Glenn Murphy
- September 2015 – Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis by Tim Flannery
- October 2015 – Platypus by Sue Whiting and Mark Jackson and Population Wars by Greg Graffin
- November 2015 – Chilled: How Refrigeration Changed the World and Might Do So Again by Tom Jackson and The Brain Electric: The Dramatic High-Tech Race to Merge Minds and Machines by Malcolm Gay
- December 2015 – The Poetry of Science: The Poetry Friday Anthology for Science for KIDS, edited by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong
- January 2016 – Habits of a Happy Brain: Retrain Your Brain to Boost Your Serotonin, Dopamine, Oxytocin, & Endorphin Levels by Loretta Graziano Breuning
- February 2016 – Herding Hemingway’s Cats: Understanding how our genes work by Kat Arney and Cure: A Journey Into the Science of Mind Over Body by Jo Marchant
- March 2016 – Sorting the Beef from the Bull: The Science of Food Fraud Forensics by Richard Evershed and Nicola Temple, Electronic Dreams: How 1980s Britain Learned to Love the Computer by Tom Lean, The Boiling River: Adventure and Discovery in the Amazon by Andrés Ruzo
- April 2016 – Death on Earth: Adventures in Evolution and Mortality by Jules Howard, Spirals in Time: The Secret Life and Curious Afterlife of Seashells by Helen Scales, The Most Perfect Thing: Inside (and Outside) a Bird’s Egg by Tim Birkhead
- May 2016 – The Tyrannosaur Chronicles: The Biology of the Tyrant Dinosaurs by David Hone, Atoms Under the Floorboards: The Surprising Science Hidden in Your Home by Chris Woodford, Soccermatics: Mathematical Adventures in the Beautiful Game by David Sumpter
- June 2016 – Goldilocks and the Water Bears:The Search for Life in the Universe by Louisa Preston, Big Data: Does Size Matter? by Timandra Harkness, Phasmid: Saving the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect by Rohan Cleave and illustrated by Coral Tulloch and Imagining the Future: Invisibility, Immortality and 40 Other Incredible Ideas by Simon Torok and Paul Holper