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Rock, Paper, Scissors: Game Theory in Everyday Life
Rock, Paper, Scissors: Game Theory in Everyday Life
“Physicist and Ig Nobel Prize–winner Fisher explores how game theory illuminates social behavior in this lively study…. Fisher does succeed in making the complex nature of game theory accessible and relevant, showing how mathematics applies to the dilemmas we face on a daily basis.”

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Mathletics: How Gamblers, Managers, and Sports Enthusiasts Use Mathematics in Baseball, Basketball, and Football
Mathletics: How Gamblers, Managers, and Sports Enthusiasts Use Mathematics in Baseball, Basketball, and Football
If you have picked up this book you surely love sports and you probably like math. You may have read Michael Lewis’s great book Moneyball, which describes how the Oakland A’s used mathematical analysis to help them compete successfully with the New York Yankees even though the average annual payroll for the A’s is less than 40...
The Basics of Information Security: Understanding the Fundamentals of InfoSec in Theory and Practice
The Basics of Information Security: Understanding the Fundamentals of InfoSec in Theory and Practice

Boring, boring, boring. Isn’t this what immediately comes to mind when one sees books on foundational concepts of information security? Monotonous coverage of theory, dry details of history, brief yet inadequate coverage of every topic known to man, even though you know that you’ll never be hired by the NSA as a...

Physics for Game Developers
Physics for Game Developers
Colliding billiard balls. Missile trajectories. Cornering dynamics in speeding cars. By applying the laws of physics, you can realistically model nearly everything in games that bounces around, flies, rolls, slides, or isn't sitting still, to create compelling, believable content for computer games, simulations, and animation. Physics for Game...
The Best Damn Management Book Ever: 9 Keys to Creating Self-Motivated High Achievers
The Best Damn Management Book Ever: 9 Keys to Creating Self-Motivated High Achievers

Anyone who knows me knows I am a maniacal sports fan. I religiously follow Major League Baseball (San Francisco Giants), NFL football (New York Giants), and NBA basketball (Boston Celtics). My knowledge of useless sports trivia has won me numerous drinks in more bars than I care to remember. I see nothing wrong with Jimmy Fallon’s...

What Were They Thinking?: The Brainless Blunders That Changed Sports History
What Were They Thinking?: The Brainless Blunders That Changed Sports History
In the uninspired corner of publishing that produces too many hackneyed sports titles, the efforts of Kyle Garlett shine.In Garlett's hands, moments that are hilarious or painful (or both, depending on one's rooting interest) become opportunities to extract lessons from delicious ironies.. A fine choice. (amNew York )

In 1919, the
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Stumbling On Wins: Two Economists Expose the Pitfalls on the Road to Victory in Professional Sports
Stumbling On Wins: Two Economists Expose the Pitfalls on the Road to Victory in Professional Sports

Don’t they want to win? Every sports fan asks that question. And no wonder! Teams have an immense amount of detailed, quantifiable information to draw upon. They have powerful incentives for making good decisions. Everyone sees the results of their choices, and the consequences for failure...

Bulletproof Web Design: Improving flexibility and protecting against worst-case scenarios with XHTML and CSS (2nd Edition)
Bulletproof Web Design: Improving flexibility and protecting against worst-case scenarios with XHTML and CSS (2nd Edition)
No matter how visually appealing or content-packed a Web site may be, if it's not adaptable to a variety of situations and reaching the widest possible audience, it isn't really succeeding. In Bulletproof Web Desing, author and Web designer extraordinaire, Dan Cederholm outlines standards-based strategies for building designs that provide...
What We Could Have Done With the Money: 50 Ways to Spend the Trillion Dollars We've Spent on Iraq
What We Could Have Done With the Money: 50 Ways to Spend the Trillion Dollars We've Spent on Iraq
The war in Iraq is not only controversial, it's also astronomically expensive. Now Rob Simpson answers the question many concerned Americans have been asking: Wasn't there some other way the government could have spent one trillion of our tax dollars?

What We Could Have Done with the Money presents 50 thought-provoking spending...

Special Ops: Host and Network Security for Microsoft, UNIX, and Oracle
Special Ops: Host and Network Security for Microsoft, UNIX, and Oracle
As “techies,” we embrace the ability to understand the technology behind how
and why things work, to a point beyond most other people’s interest. Usually
what drives our interest is curiosity, a curiosity very similar to that which we
experienced in childhood.

Curiosity comes in different shapes and sizes
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Wii Fitness For Dummies
Wii Fitness For Dummies

Have fun while getting fit!

Here's how to get the most from your Wii Fitness system

It's a perfect fit — Wii gaming fun designed to improve your overall health and fitness! The advice of these two personal trainers makes it even better. You'll learn to use Wii Fit Plus, EA Sports Active:...

American History Through Literature 1870-1920
American History Through Literature 1870-1920
This A-Z, cross-referenced and illustrated title provides a unique overview of the period following the Civil War through the emergence of the United States as a world power at the end of World War I. The set features more than 250 survey entries. Subjects include: political topics (Reform, Women's Suffrage); ideas in context (Scientific...
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