Dennis Shasha

Brain Teasers and Mathematical Puzzles III Dr. Ecco's Cyberpuzzles Publication date : November 1, 2003

In the tradition of Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Ecco uses logic and some mathematics to solve crimes, find treasures and explore space.
Accompanied by his colleague, Professor Justin Scarlet, and his charming niece Liane, Dr. Ecco unravels a series of 36 cases brought to his attention by archaeologists, space engineers, generals and reformed criminals. How should he investigate an anthrax attack? What can be done to fight against highway crime? How can the Alaskan caribou be protected against the threat represented by a pipeline project?
This book will encourage readers to use their minds and learn some mathematics while enjoying themselves.

Dennis M. Shasha, professor of computer sciences at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, is the author of The Puzzling Adventures of Dr. Ecco and Codes, Puzzles, and Conspiracy.