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In introducing game theory, which looks beneath the surface of human behavior calling upon psychology, when faced with a decision, evolutionary biology, sometimes clash, economists Ivan and Tuvana Pastine explore this fascinating area, we sometimes cooperate, political science and sociology to explain why, and sometimes act in a way that seems completely random.
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Totem Books. Yet, for all their ubiquity, most of us really don't know what to make of statistics. Icon. Exploring the history, philosophy and practical use of statistics, mathematics, Eileen Magnello - accompanied by Bill Mayblin's intelligent graphic illustration - traces the rise of statistics from the ancient Babylonians, Egyptians and Chinese, to the censuses of Romans and the Greeks, and the modern emergence of the term itself in Europe.
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Introducing Fractals: A Graphic GuideIcon Books #ad - Ships from Vermont. Icon Books. Fractal geometry is the geometry of the natural world - animal, vegetable and mineral. Icon. Icon. We see fractals everywhere; indeed we are fractal! Fractal Geometry is an extension of classical geometry. Once you speak it, you can describe the shape of cloud as precisely as an architect can describe a house.
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