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