# Mathematician:Alexander Keewatin Dewdney

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## Mathematician

Canadian mathematician, computer scientist and philosopher.

Between 1984 and 1993, he took over from Douglas Hofstadter the task of writing the *Metamagical Themas* column in *Scientific American*, which he renamed to *Computer Recreations*, then *Mathematical Recreations*.

## Nationality

Canadian

## History

- Born: August 5, 1941, London, Ontario

## Publications

- 1984:
*The Planiverse: Computer Contact with a Two-Dimensional World*(Second edition: 2001) - 1988:
*The Armchair Universe: An Exploration of Computer Worlds*(collection of*Mathematical Recreations*columns) - 1990:
*The Magic Machine: A Handbook of Computer Sorcery*(collection of*Mathematical Recreations*columns) - 1993:
*The New Turing Omnibus: Sixty-Six Excursions in Computer Science* - 1993:
*The Tinkertoy Computer and Other Machinations*(collection of*Mathematical Recreations*columns) - 1996:
*Introductory Computer Science: Bits of Theory, Bytes of Practice* - 1996:
*200% of Nothing: An Eye Opening Tour Through the Twists and Turns of Math Abuse and Innumeracy* - 1997:
*Yes, We Have No Neutrons: An Eye-Opening Tour through the Twists and Turns of Bad Science* - 1998:
*Hungry Hollow: The Story of a Natural Place* - 2001:
*A Mathematical Mystery Tour: Discovering the Truth and Beauty of the Cosmos* - 2004:
*Beyond Reason: Eight Great Problems that Reveal the Limits of Science*