The Perfect Bet

How Science and Math Are Taking the Luck Out of Gambling
Product Number: EB00705046
Released: Sep 26, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781541617193
Publisher: Basic Books
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Description

"An elegant and amusing account...?nyone planning to enter a casino or place an online bet would be advised to keep this book handy."-Wall Street Journal For the past 500 years, gamblers-led by mathematicians and scientists-have been trying to figure out how to pull the rug out from under Lady Luck. In The Perfect Bet, mathematician and award-winning writer Adam Kucharski tells the astonishing story of how the experts have succeeded, revolutionizing mathematics and science in the process. The house can seem unbeatable. Kucharski shows us just why it isn't. Even better, he demonstrates how the search for the perfect bet has been crucial for the scientific pursuit of a better world.

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Author(s): Adam Kucharski
Genre: Science
Original Publish Date: Sep 26, 2017

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Author(s): Adam Kucharski
Narrator(s): Jonathan Yen
Product Number DD22197
Released: Feb 02, 2016
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Publisher: HighBridge Company
ISBN: #9781681680583
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Author(s): Adam Kucharski
Narrator(s): Jonathan Yen
Product Number Z100015930
Released: Feb 23, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781681680590

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