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Time to test the brain again! Our lateral thinking experts, Sloane and MacHale, have concocted another terrific selection of thought-provoking, mind-bending puzzles designed to get your synapses sizzling. Each mental teaser presents a mini-scenario, and it's up to you to tease out the secret twist. Plus, to make this book extra special, about half the puzzles—the "Lateral Factuals"—are based on real news stories, history, science facts, and more. They're not easy—but thinking laterally has never been such crafty fun.
Paul Sloane studied engineering at Cambridge University and works in software marketing. His passion for lateral puzzles started when he met a dwarf standing on a block of ice in an elevator. His first book, Lateral Thinking Puzzlers, was published by Sterling in 1991, and has gone on to become a bestseller.
Des MacHale is Associate Professor of Mathematics at University College in Cork. He has written over 40 books, including one on John Ford's classic film The Quiet Man and another on George Boole of Boolean algebra fame. MacHale and his wife, Anne, have five children.
Following a chance meeting between Paul Sloane and Des MacHale in 1991, the two have written many popular books of lateral thinking puzzles, all published by Sterling.