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The Language Lover's Puzzle Book: Lexical perplexities and cracking conundrums from across the globe
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The Language Lover's Puzzle Book: Lexical perplexities and cracking conundrums from across the globe (Paperback)

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From the bestselling author of Alex's Adventures in Numberland and Can You Solve My Problems? comes a fascinating, hugely entertaining collection of puzzles for crossword addicts and language-lovers of all stripes.



'Alex Bellos is a wizard.' - Tim Harford, author of The Undercover Economist



The Language Lover's Puzzle Book is a book of more than 100 surprising and entertaining puzzles that celebrate the amazing diversity of the world of words and language.



Featuring a huge variety of ancient, modern and even invented languages, this collection of problems will introduce you to unusual alphabets and scripts, curious vocabularies and phonologies, and global variations in simple behaviours like counting, telling the time, and naming children.



Whether you are a crossword solver, a code-breaker or a Scrabble addict, these puzzles are guaranteed to twist your tongue and sharpen your mind.

Languages with Grant & CutlerLinguisticsPalaeography the history of writingLanguages with Grant & CutlerLinguisticsTranslation & interpretationScience & MathematicsMathematicsMathematical foundationsMathematical logicSport & HobbiesHobbies, quizzes & gamesPuzzles & quizzes Publisher: Guardian Faber Publishing Publication Date: 03/06/2021 ISBN-13: 9781783352197  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Alex Bellos is a grandmaster of the puzzling world, brilliant on all things cryptic. His bestselling, award-winning books include Alex's Adventures in Numberland, Alex Through the Looking-Glass and Can You Solve My Problems?, and have been translated into more than twenty languages. He is also the coauthor of two mathematical colouring books and the children's series Football School. His YouTube videos have been seen by more than twenty million people, and he writes a popular maths and puzzle blog for the Guardian. @alexbellos

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