The Blind Bidder's Eye , Jacek's second book written under the pseudonym Oscar Seurat, appeared in August 2015. It is a magical realism thriller involving a father and his teenage son, in which the pair’s lives spiral into chaos when the boy stumbles across a curious item belonging to an 18th century genius. The novel sends the reader on an exciting, bumpy path through the son’s humorous tribulations at his Manhattan high school, a singular Wall Street business of blind bidding, and the mind of Leonhard Euler (1707-1783), a mathematician historically known to have lost an eye due to mental exertion. Click on the image for a preview.
In December of 2013, Jacek published a recreational mathematics book, Sudoku Stories: History, Art and Science in 101 Designer Puzzles. The novelty of the book, written under the pseudonym Oscar Seurat with a co-author Olivier Nicolas, rests upon the contained puzzles' pictorially representing objects rather than being just tables of randomly placed numbers. The 101 designs are accompanied by articles on the related and timely topics. The book comes in two formats: an 8.5'' x 11'' album, and a "pocket" volume 5'' x 8'' in size. Click on the image for a high quality preview.
ACHIEVEMENTS:Mathematics: ♦ While studying with Fred Galvin (Erdös No. 1), I managed to resolve a problem he communicated to me in connection with certain combinatorial games. This work resulted in two papers we wrote separately: Ossowski, Jacek (1993): "On A Problem of F. Galvin", Congressus Numerantium 96, 65-74
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|Skydiver's Top Priorities||Journey to the Dragon's Heart||Europe's Heart|
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Rather than being just a table of randomly placed
numbers, each puzzle in this book depicts an animal, a symbol or an
object. A captivating
article on the object brings it to life and gives the puzzle its own
special personality. The puzzles are arranged into 14 topical chapters
which start with puzzles on "Animals", "Countries"
and "Environment" and end with those on "Money",
"Space" and "Warfare".
|Pocket Edition||Album Edition|
|Size:||5'' x 8''||Size:||8.5'' x 11''|
|Cover:||Full Color||Cover:||Full Color|
|Publisher:||Quadrature Books||Publisher:||Quadrature Books|
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|Where to Buy||Where to Buy|
$17.96 @ Amazon.com
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this magical realism thriller involving a father and his teenage son,
the couple's lives spiral into chaos when the boy stumbles across a
curious item belonging to an 18th century genius, Leonhard
Euler. Unexpectedly, the resulting flashes of brilliance
experienced by the boy bring few benefits in school and lead instead to
a series of mishaps including a disaster at his father's investment
In spite of the misfortunes, the son's flares of ingenuity make the father - a Wall Street executive and a man impressed only by the strength of one’s mind - change his perception of the boy as a weakling and set the two's troubled relationship on a healing course. This change may be coming too late, however; the boy is missing and quite possibly in harm's way ...
The novel sends the reader on an exciting, bumpy path through the son's humorous tribulations at his Manhattan high school, a singular Wall Street business of blind bidding, and the mind of Leonhard Euler (1707-1783), a mathematician historically known to have lost an eye due to mental exertion. Click on the image for a preview.
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