Just received this beautiful book for review from the folks at Firefly Books

Having read several of

A brief look at the contents points out the way the book is organized around the historical development of mathematical ideas:

The chapters are:

- Thinking about Playthinks and Your Brain
- Beginnings, Greek Math, Geometry and The Ahmes' Puzzle
- Primes, Magic Squares and Queen Dido's Problem
- Points, Topology and Euler's Seven Bridges Puzzle
- Knights And Queens, Cutting Cakes and The Mystery of the Pendulum
- Science, Dimensions, Randomness and The Tower Of Hanoi Puzzle
- Infinity, Impossible, Mixed Hats and Mixing Tea with Milk Puzzle
- Paradoxes, Cellular Automata, Hollow Cube and Night Crossing Puzzle
- Perception, Illusions, Parity and Puzzles about Truth and Lies of Ray
- Answers.