Recording of Volumes, the MoMath book club, with Steven Strogatz
This is a recording of a live-streamed event that took place on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.
Appropriate for ages 18 and up.
Volumes continues! Join Distinguished Visiting Professor Steven Strogatz, puzzle master Peter Winkler, and author A.J. Jacobs for an online discussion of Jacobs' The Puzzler: One Man's Quest to Solve the Most Baffling Puzzles Ever, from Crosswords to Jigsaws to the Meaning of Life.
What makes puzzles — jigsaws, mazes, riddles, sudokus — so satisfying? Be it the formation of new cerebral pathways, their close link to insight and humor, or their community-building properties, they're among the fundamental elements that make us human. Convinced that puzzles have made him a better person, A.J. Jacobs — four-time New York Times bestselling author, master of immersion journalism, and nightly crossworder — set out to determine their myriad benefits. Chock-full of unforgettable adventures and original examples from around the world, The Puzzler will open readers' eyes to the power of flexible thinking and concentration.
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