# Gardner Tribute Books

Those marked M on the right below are ones to which Martin himself contributed.The first tribute book appeared in 1981:

*The Mathematical Gardner*, edited by David A. Klarner (Wadsworth
International, 1981)

It was quietly assembled behind the scenes, with the assistance of Ron Graham and
Don Knuth, as a surprise for Martin to mark his announced retirement from his
*Scientific American* column, and was later republished as *Mathematical
Recreations: A Collection in Honor of Martin Gardner* (Dover, 1998).
Contributors include de Bruijn, Coxeter, Eves, Golomb, Graham, Guy, Honsberger,
Kim, Knuth, Schattschneider, and Sloane.

The first Gathering 4 Gardner tribute conference was held in Atlanta in 1993, and from 1996 on, they have taken place every two years, in the spring. Martin and his wife Charlotte attended the first two. So far, there have been numerous spin-off tribute books, arising from presentations given at these meetings.

*The
Mathemagician and Pied Puzzler: A Collection in Tribute to Martin Gardner*,
edited by Elwyn Berlekamp & Tom Rodgers (AK Peters, 1999), free download M

*Puzzlers' Tribute: A Feast
for the Mind*, edited by David Wolfe & Tom Rodgers (AK Peters, 2001) M

*Tribute to a
Mathemagician*, edited by Barry Cipra, Erik Demaine, Martin Demaine & Tom
Rodgers (AK Peters, 2004) M

*A Lifetime of Puzzles:
A Collection of Puzzles in Honor of Martin Gardner's 90th Birthday*,
edited by Erik Demaine, Martin Demaine & Tom Rodgers (AK Peters, 2008) M

*
Homage to a Pied Puzzler*, edited by Ed Pegg, Jr., Alan Schoen & Tom
Rodgers (AK Peters, 2009)

*
Mathematical Wizardry for a Gardner*, edited by Ed Pegg, Jr., Alan Schoen
& Tom Rodgers (AK Peters, 2009) M

The next book takes as its starting point Martin's *Alice in Wonderland*
interests and scholarship, but contains much material unrelated
to Alice:

*A Bouquet for the Gardener*, edited by Mark Burstein (Lewis Carroll
Society of North America, 2011) M

The most recent tribute book "collects the articles Gardner wrote for the MAA in the twenty-first century, together with other articles the MAA published from 1999 to 2012 that spring from and comment on his work." In fact, "Eight of Gardner's articles are presented here: together they represent his playful and engaging approach to recreational mathematics, and the breadth of his interests, spanning geometry, number theory, graph theory, probability, and pseudo-science."

*Martin Gardner in the Twenty-First Century*, edited by Michael Henle
and Brian Hopkins (MAA, 2012) M