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Dr. Strangelove's Game: A Brief History of Economic Genius
Dr. Strangelove's Game: A Brief History of Economic Genius
by Paul Strathern
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars Easy, fun read on economics., April 22 2003
This is an entertaining book with lots of stories, history and general interest. It's a weekend read, with a good story type pace. If you enjoy it, also try Butterfly Economics by Paul Ormerod that really picks-up where this book ends.

Calculated Bets: Computers, Gambling, and Mathematical Modeling to Win
Calculated Bets: Computers, Gambling, and Mathematical Modeling to Win
by Steven Skiena
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 24.16
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Interesting Mathematical Tale, Feb. 17 2002
It's an enjoyable read. Pretty light on mathematics and software engineering though. You can easily get through this book in an evening or two and refresh some of your thoughts on modeling and statistics. Steven Skiena keeps a web site ...that's worth a peek and has reading material on this work there. Wish the book had shipped with a CD though so you could play around with his model and simulate a few games of Jai Alai for fun.

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