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alpha

Man, you are partial to atoms or what?! I must read that book..someday.

Also I needed a suggestion from you. My uncle is a mathematic genius (according to me), can solve any puzzle in the shortest amount of time, loves reading, writing, sketching. In short, my favorite uncle. He is in the process of writing his third book on numbers. Can you recommend a good book I can gift him?..

Parmanu

Uncle a genius? Then how is it that you are such a dim witted soul?

About the suggestion, the first book that came to my mind was Simon Singh's The Code Book : The Secret History of Codes and Code Breaking. Interestingly, the book contains a 10 stage cipher challenge with a reward of 10,000 Pounds, which was claimed in 2000 by a group of 5 people who cracked it after working on it for an year.

If your uncle "can solve any puzzle in the shortest amount of time", then try giving him this puzzle (if he hasn't heard of it yet, which, considering his interests, seems unlikely) and let us see how long he takes to solve it :-)

alpha

Cheap shots and all. Thanks for indulging the dim witted me! I almost got that book last time..but then I didnt know if it is interesting enough. But if you say so, then maybe. I will get that one for sure. hope he hasnt seen it. I will let you know if he took up that challenge. But i tell you, he's awesome.. I get my genes from him.

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