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BOOKS: Singmaster is editing a series of books for Oxford University Press on

Recrreational Mathematics and is requesting input on the following:

1) " I (Singmaster) have embarked on a project to find the sources of classical

problems in recreational mathematics. .....

The initial object of this project was to produce a book of sources,

translated into english with annotation, for .... However, it now appears that

the first stage must be the prpearation of an annotated bibliography of the

material. ... draft of paper which outlines the project and some of the

material is available. I would be delighted to hear from anyone interested in

this project, particularly anyone able to provide info."

2) "I am also compiling a list of mathematical monuments and have a draft

article on this."

ADDRESS; DAVID SINGMASTER, POLYTECHNIC OF THE SOUTH BANK, LONDON, SE1 OAA, UK

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