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Ifind it difficult to speak temperately about Martin Gardner because I owe him so much. As a child in England, my keenest intellectual pleasure was reading Gardners monthly Mathematical Games column in Scientific American. Along with a handful of books like Kasner and Newmans Mathematics and the Imagination and George Gamows One Two Three Infinity, Gardners columns opened for me the doors of mathematics, leading me forward to a lifetime of pleasure and instruction from that most elegant and challenging of all disciplines. Later I read Gardners book Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science, which, along with its British equivalent, Patrick Moores Can You...