The Perfect Bet

Adam Kucharski Profile Books

Gamblers have been trying to figure out how to game the system since our ancestors first made wagers over dice fashioned from knucklebones: in revolutionary Paris, the 'martingale' strategy was rumour

ISBN10 : 178283205X , ISBN13 : 9781782832058

Page Number : 169


Joseph Mazur Oneworld Publications

What are the chances?! This exclamation greets the scarcely believable coincidence – you’re picked up by the same taxi driver several years and thousands of miles apart or, in a second-hand booksh

ISBN10 : 1780749015 , ISBN13 : 9781780749013

Page Number : 256

Taking Chances

John Haigh Oxford University Press, USA

"What are the odds against winning the Lotto, The Weakest Link, or Who Wants to be a Millionaire? The answer lies in the science of probability, yet many of us are unaware of how this science works. E

ISBN10 : 0198526636 , ISBN13 : 9780198526636

Page Number : 373

Gambling Wizards

Richard W. Munchkin Huntington Press Inc

Can you imagine betting a million dollars on a football game or winning seven million on a single horse race? Can you even fathom what it would be like to be the resident backgammon player at the Play

ISBN10 : 0929712056 , ISBN13 : 9780929712055

Page Number : 306

Who S 1?

Amy N. Langville Princeton University Press

A website's ranking on Google can spell the difference between success and failure for a new business. NCAA football ratings determine which schools get to play for the big money in postseason bowl ga

ISBN10 : 1400841674 , ISBN13 : 9781400841677

Page Number : 272


David Sumpter Bloomsbury Sigma

Soccer is the most mathematical of sports--riddled with numbers, patterns, and shapes. How to make sense of them? The answer lies in mathematical modeling, a science with applications in a host of bio

ISBN10 : 9781472924124 , ISBN13 : 1472924126

Page Number : 304

The Art Of Risk

Kayt Sukel National Geographic Books

Are risk-takers born or made? Why are some more willing to go out on a limb (so to speak) than others? How do we weigh the value of opportunities large or small that may have the potential to change t

ISBN10 : 1426214731 , ISBN13 : 9781426214738

Page Number : 288


David Sumpter Bloomsbury Publishing

Football – the most mathematical of sports. From shot statistics and league tables to the geometry of passing and managerial strategy, the modern game is filled with numbers, patterns and shapes. Ho

ISBN10 : 1472924150 , ISBN13 : 9781472924155

Page Number : 288