Puzzles and paradoxes by T. H. O"Beirne

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Mathematical recreations,
  • Puzzles

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Statement[by] T.H. O"Beirne.
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 238 p.
Number of Pages238
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23250134M

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