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William Poundstone

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Poundstone, William

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Poundstone, William

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About this Item: Anchor, 1993. Paperback. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # S_191271595

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About this Item: Condition: Acceptable. The item is very worn but continues to work perfectly. Signs of wear can include aesthetic issues such as scratches, dents and worn corners. All pages and the cover are intact, but the dust cover may be missing. Pages may include moderate to heavy amount of notes and highlighting,but the text is not obscured or unreadable. May NOT include discs, access code or other supplemental materials. Seller Inventory # 31UEZG000Y9L_ns

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William Poundstone

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Poundstone, William

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Poundstone, William

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About this Item: Anchor, 1993. Paperback. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # S_186591211

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Poundstone, William

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About this Item: Anchor, 1993. Paperback. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # S_191796823

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Poundstone, William

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About this Item: Anchor, 1993. Paperback. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # S_208796995

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Poundstone, William

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About this Item: Anchor, 1993. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Ships Out Tomorrow!. Seller Inventory # 170626052

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Poundstone, William

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About this Item: Anchor, 1993. Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good. No markings. Seller Inventory # 412063

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Poundstone, William

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Poundstone, William

Published by Anchor Books A Division of Random house, Inc, New York (1992)

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About this Item: Anchor Books A Division of Random house, Inc, New York, 1992. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. Reprint. xi, 294pp. Only a touch of wear to extremities. Text and covers clean and binding tight. Seller Inventory # 011722

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Poundstone, William

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About this Item: Anchor. PAPERBACK. Condition: Fine. 038541580X American SOFT COVERED first edition, first printing. Contains number line 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10. Virtually no wear to covers. The book itself is in Near Fine condition. The binding is straight and tight. NO remainder mark. All of our books are marked down 30% until January 31, 2017 (Discount is already applied). Start loading up now!. Seller Inventory # SKU1018340

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Poundstone, William

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William Poundstone

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About this Item: Anchor Books, 1993. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Very Good: a copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Seller Inventory # mon0008753093

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Poundstone, William

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William Poundstone

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POUNDSTONE, WILLIAM

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William Poundstone

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Poundstone, William

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About this Item: Anchor, 1993. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. 1 This book is in very good condition; no remainder marks. It does have some cover shelfwear. Inside pages are clean. ; 0.79 x 7.95 x 5.2 Inches; 294 pages. Seller Inventory # 071412-634-174

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Poundstone, William

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William Poundstone

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About this Item: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc, United States, 1993. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. Should you watch public television without pledging?.Exceed the posted speed limit?.Hop a subway turnstile without paying? These questions illustrate the so-called prisoner s dilemma, a social puzzle that we all face every day. Though the answers may seem simple, their profound implications make the prisoner s dilemma one of the great unifying concepts of science, an idea that has influenced leaders across the political spectrum and informed our views of conflicts ranging from the Cuban missile crisis to the Persian Gulf War. Watching players bluff in a poker game inspired John von Neumann--father of the modern computer and one of the sharpest minds of the century--to construct game theory, a mathematical study of conflict and deception. Game theory was readily embraced at the RAND Corporation, the archetypical think tank charged with formulating military strategy for the atomic age, and in 1950 two RAND scientists made a momentous discovery. Called the prisoner s dilemma, it is a disturbing and mind-bending game where two or more people may betray the common good for individual gain. Introduced shortly after the Soviet Union acquired the atomic bomb, the prisoner s dilemma quickly became a popular allegory of the nuclear arms race. Intellectuals such as von Neumann and Bertrand Russell joined military and political leaders in rallying to the preventive war movement, which advocated a nuclear first strike against the Soviet Union. Though the Truman administration rejected preventive war the United States entered into an arms race with the Soviets and game theory developed into a controversial tool of public policy--alternately accused of justifying arms races and touted as th only hope of preventing them. A masterful work of science writing, Prisoner s Dilemma weaves together a biography of the brilliant and tragic von Neumann, a history of pivotal phases of the cold war, and an investigation of game theory s far-reaching influence on public policy t. Seller Inventory # ABZ9780385415804

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About this Item: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc, United States, 1993. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. Should you watch public television without pledging?.Exceed the posted speed limit?.Hop a subway turnstile without paying? These questions illustrate the so-called prisoner s dilemma, a social puzzle that we all face every day. Though the answers may seem simple, their profound implications make the prisoner s dilemma one of the great unifying concepts of science, an idea that has influenced leaders across the political spectrum and informed our views of conflicts ranging from the Cuban missile crisis to the Persian Gulf War. Watching players bluff in a poker game inspired John von Neumann--father of the modern computer and one of the sharpest minds of the century--to construct game theory, a mathematical study of conflict and deception. Game theory was readily embraced at the RAND Corporation, the archetypical think tank charged with formulating military strategy for the atomic age, and in 1950 two RAND scientists made a momentous discovery. Called the prisoner s dilemma, it is a disturbing and mind-bending game where two or more people may betray the common good for individual gain. Introduced shortly after the Soviet Union acquired the atomic bomb, the prisoner s dilemma quickly became a popular allegory of the nuclear arms race. Intellectuals such as von Neumann and Bertrand Russell joined military and political leaders in rallying to the preventive war movement, which advocated a nuclear first strike against the Soviet Union. Though the Truman administration rejected preventive war the United States entered into an arms race with the Soviets and game theory developed into a controversial tool of public policy--alternately accused of justifying arms races and touted as th only hope of preventing them. A masterful work of science writing, Prisoner s Dilemma weaves together a biography of the brilliant and tragic von Neumann, a history of pivotal phases of the cold war, and an investigation of game theory s far-reaching influence on public policy t. Seller Inventory # ABZ9780385415804

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Poundstone, William

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Poundstone, William

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About this Item: Anchor Books, New York, NY, 1992. Paperback. Condition: Fine. (full book description) Anchor Books, New York, NY, 1992. Later Printing, Fine-, Paperback, Size=5.5"x8.", 294pgs(Index). Clean, tight and bright. No ink names, tears, chips, etc. ISBN 038541580x SELLING WORLDWIDE since 1987. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!. Book. Seller Inventory # CONROY239759I

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William Poundstone

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About this Item: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc, United States, 1993. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Should you watch public television without pledging?.Exceed the posted speed limit?.Hop a subway turnstile without paying? These questions illustrate the so-called prisoner s dilemma, a social puzzle that we all face every day. Though the answers may seem simple, their profound implications make the prisoner s dilemma one of the great unifying concepts of science, an idea that has influenced leaders across the political spectrum and informed our views of conflicts ranging from the Cuban missile crisis to the Persian Gulf War. Watching players bluff in a poker game inspired John von Neumann--father of the modern computer and one of the sharpest minds of the century--to construct game theory, a mathematical study of conflict and deception. Game theory was readily embraced at the RAND Corporation, the archetypical think tank charged with formulating military strategy for the atomic age, and in 1950 two RAND scientists made a momentous discovery. Called the prisoner s dilemma, it is a disturbing and mind-bending game where two or more people may betray the common good for individual gain. Introduced shortly after the Soviet Union acquired the atomic bomb, the prisoner s dilemma quickly became a popular allegory of the nuclear arms race. Intellectuals such as von Neumann and Bertrand Russell joined military and political leaders in rallying to the preventive war movement, which advocated a nuclear first strike against the Soviet Union. Though the Truman administration rejected preventive war the United States entered into an arms race with the Soviets and game theory developed into a controversial tool of public policy--alternately accused of justifying arms races and touted as th only hope of preventing them. A masterful work of science writing, Prisoner s Dilemma weaves together a biography of the brilliant and tragic von Neumann, a history of pivotal phases of the cold war, and an investigation of game theory s far-reaching influence on public policy t. Seller Inventory # BTE9780385415804

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About this Item: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc, United States, 1993. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. Should you watch public television without pledging?.Exceed the posted speed limit?.Hop a subway turnstile without paying? These questions illustrate the so-called prisoner s dilemma, a social puzzle that we all face every day. Though the answers may seem simple, their profound implications make the prisoner s dilemma one of the great unifying concepts of science, an idea that has influenced leaders across the political spectrum and informed our views of conflicts ranging from the Cuban missile crisis to the Persian Gulf War. Watching players bluff in a poker game inspired John von Neumann--father of the modern computer and one of the sharpest minds of the century--to construct game theory, a mathematical study of conflict and deception. Game theory was readily embraced at the RAND Corporation, the archetypical think tank charged with formulating military strategy for the atomic age, and in 1950 two RAND scientists made a momentous discovery. Called the prisoner s dilemma, it is a disturbing and mind-bending game where two or more people may betray the common good for individual gain. Introduced shortly after the Soviet Union acquired the atomic bomb, the prisoner s dilemma quickly became a popular allegory of the nuclear arms race. Intellectuals such as von Neumann and Bertrand Russell joined military and political leaders in rallying to the preventive war movement, which advocated a nuclear first strike against the Soviet Union. Though the Truman administration rejected preventive war the United States entered into an arms race with the Soviets and game theory developed into a controversial tool of public policy--alternately accused of justifying arms races and touted as th only hope of preventing them. A masterful work of science writing, Prisoner s Dilemma weaves together a biography of the brilliant and tragic von Neumann, a history of pivotal phases of the cold war, and an investigation of game theory s far-reaching influence on public policy t. Seller Inventory # AAC9780385415804

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