Chances Are: Adventures in Probability A layman’s journey into the realm of probability—from poker to politics, weather to war, Monte Carlo to mortality
We search for certainty, but find only likelihood. All things are possible, only one thing actually happens; everything else is in the realm of probability. The twin disciplines of...
Privacy on the Line: The Politics of Wiretapping and Encryption In the spring of 1993, the White House announced an unprecedented plan for both promoting and
controlling the use of secret codes to keep communications private. The plan, formally called key
escrow but popularly known as "Clipper" after its star component, the Clipper chip, was to adopt a
new federal standard for...
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Statistics, 2nd Edition
Statistics, statistics everywhere, but not a single word can we understand! Actually,
understanding statistics is a critically important skill that we all need to have in this
day and age. Every day, we are inundated with data about politics, sports, business,
the stock market, health issues, financial matters, and many other topics....
Technological Turf Wars: A Case Study of the Antivirus Industry
In Technological Turf Wars, Jessica Johnston analyzes the tensions and political dilemmas that coexist in the interrelationship among science, technology and society. Illustrating how computer security is as concerned with social relationships as it is with technology, Johnston provides an illuminating ethnography that...
John Locke's Politics of Moral Consensus ‘… The book is written in a very accessible and often … punchy way … In its overall thesis that liberalism requires a moral/religious underpinning, the book is very interesting and stimulating.’ Roger Woolhouse, University of York
'… engaging and thought-provoking … To the scholar of Locke,...
British Military History For Dummies (History, Biography & Politics) "a ‘who, what, when, where and why’ of military events in Britain from the Romans to the present day." (Family Tree Magazine, September 2007)
"Although the chapter titles and subtitles are jokey, the content is solidly descriptive...a very useful one-volume reference book." (Ancestors,...
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