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  • Big Secretsby William Poundstone

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 9.49

    The Book That Gives the Inside Story on Hundreds of Secrets of American Life --Big Secrets. Are there really secret backward messages in rock music, or is somebody nuts? We tested suspect tunes at a recording studio to find out. What goes on at Freemason initiations? Here's the whole story, including -- yes! -- the electric carpet. Colonel... more...

  • Prisoner's Dilemmaby William Poundstone

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    Critical Acclaim for  Prisoner's Dilemma "The real originality of PRISONER'S DILEMMA lies in its colorful synthesis of logical material and historical and biographical narration [which] takes us in parallel lines through cold war history, strategic games of the nuclear age and the life of von Neumann . . . Lively, open and multifaceted." ? New York... more...

  • Labyrinths of Reasonby William Poundstone

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 12.76

    This sharply intelligent, consistently provocative book takes the reader on an astonishing, thought-provoking voyage into the realm of delightful uncertainty--a world of paradox in which logical argument leads to contradiction and common sense is seemingly rendered irrelevant. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • How to Predict the Unpredictableby William Poundstone

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 15.99

    We are hard-wired to believe that the world is more predictable than it is. We chase winning streaks? that are often just illusions, and we are all too predictable exactly when we try hardest not to be. In the 1970s, Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky coined the phrase representativeness? to describe the psychology of this behaviour. Since then representativeness... more...

  • The Recursive Universeby WIlliam Poundstone

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 13.99

    Fascinating journey explores key concepts in information theory in terms of Conway's "Game of Life" program. Topics include the limits of knowledge, paradox of complexity, Maxwell's demon, Big Bang theory, much more. 1985 edition. more...

  • Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?by William Poundstone

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 10.99

    You are shrunk to the height of a penny and thrown in a blender. The blades start moving in sixty seconds. What do you do? If you want to work at Google, or any of the world?s top employers, you?ll need to have a convincing answer to this and countless other baffling puzzles. Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google? Reveals the new extreme interview... more...

  • Head in the Cloudby William Poundstone

    Oneworld Publications 2016; US$ 12.99

    What?s the point of knowing anything when facts are so easy to look up? Just reach for your computer, tablet or mobile and ask the sky. We?re living in the golden age of rational ignorance where more people know who Khloe Kardashian is than who René Descartes was and most of us can?t name the largest ocean on the planet. Yet the latest research indicates... more...

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