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Conned Again, Watson! Cautionary Tales of Logic, Math, and Probability

By: Bruce, Colin

Price: $5.00

Publisher: BASIC BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9780738205892

ISBN: 0738205893

Condition: USED


In Conned Again, Watson , Colin Bruce re-creates the atmosphere of the original Sherlock Holmes stories to shed light on an enduring truth: Our reliance on common sense-and ignorance of mathematics-often gets us into trouble. In these cautionary tales of greedy gamblers, reckless businessmen, and ruthless con men, Sherlock Holmes uses his deep understanding of probability, statistics, decision theory, and game theory to solve crimes and protect the innocent. But it's not just the characters in these well-crafted stories that are deceived by statistics or fall prey to gambling fallacies. We all... View more info