Dennis Shasha

Brain Teasers and Mathematical Puzzles IV Tales of Strategy and Logic Publication date : June 8, 2006

Here is a new volume of lively, whimsical and challenging puzzles by Dennis Shasha, generally acclaimed as the world’s top creator of scientific enigmas and games.
This new book tells readers how to: figure out the logic behind mutual funds, escape from the Minotaur, negotiate an arbitration, catch a polar bear, play power politics, decide whether a witness is lying, spy on contraband traders, and verify DNA.
No sophisticated mathematical background is required to solve these puzzles. All you need is intuition and imagination.
Dennis E. Shasha, a professor of computer sciences at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, writes a popular puzzle column in Scientific American.
Editions Odile Jacob published the French translations of his earlier books: The Puzzling Adventures of Dr. Ecco (Jeux d’esprit et énigmes mathématiques I, 1995); Codes, Puzzles, and Conspiracy (Jeux d’esprit et énigmes mathématiques II, 1996); Dr. Ecco’s Cyberpuzzles: 36 Puzzles for Hackers and Other Mathematical Detectives (Jeux d’esprit et énigmes mathématiques III, 2003).