Gardner, Martin, 1914-2010

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Birth 1914-10-21
Death 2010-05-22
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Martin Gardner was the Mathematical Games columnist for SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN from its inception in 1956 until 1986. He earned his B.A. in philosophy at the University of Chicago in 1936; after his service in the Navy during World War II, he became a writer. He is the author of more than 65 books in the fields of science, mathematics, philosophy, literature, and conjuring.

From the description of Martin Gardner papers, 1957-1986. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122586509

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Martin Gardner was the Mathematical Games columnist for SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN from its inception in 1956 until 1986. He earned his B.A. in philosophy at the University of Chicago in 1936; after his service in the Navy during World War II, he became a writer. He is the author of more than 65 books in the fields of science, mathematics, philosophy, literature, and conjuring.

From the guide to the Martin Gardner papers, 1957-1986, (Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives)

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