Alex Bellos holds a degree in mathematics and philosophy from Oxford University. His bestselling books Here's Looking at Euclid and The Grapes of Math have been translated into more than 20 languages and were both shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book prize. His puzzle books include Can You Solve My Problems?, Puzzle Ninja, and Perilous Problems for Puzzle Lovers, and he is also the coauthor of the coloring books Patterns of the Universe and Visions of the Universe. He has launched an elliptical pool table, LOOP. He writes a popular-math blog and a puzzle blog for the Guardian, and he won the Association of British Science Writers award for best science blog in 2016. He lives in London.
"Bellos has added a classic to the genre of math and logic puzzles.
. . . Written with cohesive themes, clever content, and a studied
awareness for enriching the reader's mind, this book is highly
recommended to anyone who enjoys the experience of an aha!
moment."--Math Horizons, the Mathematical Association of
"Think of the best storyteller you know and the coolest teacher you ever had, and now you've got some idea of what Alex Bellos is like."
--Steven Strogatz, author of The Joy of x