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The Perfect Bet

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"An elegant and amusing account.... Anyone 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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Publisher: Basic Books

Kindle Book

  • ISBN: 9781541617193
  • Release date: September 26, 2017

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781541617193
  • File size: 2439 KB
  • Release date: September 26, 2017

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9781541617193
  • File size: 2439 KB
  • Release date: September 26, 2017

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English

"An elegant and amusing account.... Anyone 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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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Basic Books

    Kindle Book
    ISBN: 9781541617193
    Release date: September 26, 2017

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781541617193
    File size: 2439 KB
    Release date: September 26, 2017

    EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9781541617193
    File size: 2439 KB
    Release date: September 26, 2017

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    Kindle Book
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