The improvement of playing strategies led to the start of trendy statistics, and this absorbing historical past illustrates the science’s rise with vignettes from the lives of Galileo, Fermat, Pascal, and others. Fascinating allusions to the classics, archaeology, biography, poetry, and fiction endow this quantity with common enchantment. 1962 version.
From Library Journal
This chronicle of predictability was deemed “an exciting, highly readable history of mathematics for both the scholar and general reader” by LJ’s reviewer, who added that “long mathematical expositions and formulae are used sparingly so that the reader with a limited background in math will not find this arduous reading” (LJ 4/15/63). Odds are most collections don’t have an analogous quantity.
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