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Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life

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Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Risk assessment; Popular philosophy; Macroeconomics; Management: leadership & motivation; Health & Self-Help; Popular psychology

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The bestselling author of The Black Swan and 'the hottest thinker in the world' (Sunday Times) is back with a book challenging... [more]

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The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed the World

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The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed the World

Michael Lewis

Decision theory: general; Behavioural theory (Behaviourism); Business & Economics; Behavioural economics

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'There are geniuses who work on their own. Together, we are exceptional.' Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky met in war-torn... [more]

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Media Research Methods: Audiences, Institutions, Texts

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Media Research Methods: Audiences, Institutions, Texts

Ina Bertrand, Peter J. E. Hughes

Research methods: general; Society & Social Sciences; Cultural studies; Media studies; Social research & statistics

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This text provides an accessible introduction and overview of research methods for studying media, communication and culture,... [more]

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DECIPHER: The Greatest Codes Ever Invented and How to Break Them

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DECIPHER: The Greatest Codes Ever Invented and How to Break Them

Mark Frary

Coding theory & cryptology; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science

Paperback

Codes win wars, conceal state secrets, protect privacy, secure banks and transmit messages. Through forty - five of the... [more]

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Big Data: A Very Short Introduction

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Big Data: A Very Short Introduction

Dawn E. Holmes

Data analysis: general; Computing & IT; Data capture & analysis; Data mining

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An unimaginably vast amount of data is now generated by our on-line lives and businesses, At the same time, our ability to... [more]

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A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age

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A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age

Jimmy Soni, Rob Goodman

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Information theory; Mathematics & Sciences; History of engineering & technology

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The fascinating life and times of one of the foremost intellects of the twentieth century: Claude Shannon-the neglected architect... [more]

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Snowball in a Blizzard: The Tricky Problem of Uncertainty in Medicine

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Snowball in a Blizzard: The Tricky Problem of Uncertainty in Medicine

Steven Hatch (Author)

Data analysis: general; Medicine; Medical diagnosis; Popular science

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A unique insight into how and why medicine can go wrong: combines Daniel Kahneman with Atul Gawande to explain the science... [more]

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Democratic Reason: Politics, Collective Intelligence, and the Rule of the Many

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Democratic Reason: Politics, Collective Intelligence, and the Rule of the...

Helene Landemore

Decision theory: general; Behavioural theory (Behaviourism); Politics & government; Political science & theory; Political structures: democracy

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Individual decision making can often be wrong due to misinformation, impulses, or biases. Collective decision making, on the... [more]

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Big Data: The Essential Guide to Work, Life and Learning in the Age of Insight

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Big Data: The Essential Guide to Work, Life and Learning in the Age of Insight...

Viktor Mayer-Schonberger, Kenneth Cukier

Data analysis: general; Society & Social Sciences; Business strategy; Management decision making

Paperback

Edward Snowdon exposed Big Data. Here is the ultimate guide. Cory Doctorow (Boing Boing) says: 'Just the thing to get your... [more]

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The Mathematics of Secrets: Cryptography from Caesar Ciphers to Digital Encryption

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The Mathematics of Secrets: Cryptography from Caesar Ciphers to Digital...

Joshua Holden

Coding theory & cryptology; Mathematics & Sciences; History of mathematics; Data encryption

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The Mathematics of Secrets takes readers on a fascinating tour of the mathematics behind cryptography - the science of sending... [more]

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The Craft of Research

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The Craft of Research

Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams, Joseph Bizup, William T. Fitzgerald

Language: reference & general; Research methods: general

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Includes discussion of the useful early stages of a research task: planning and drafting a paper. This title explains how... [more]

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Using Non-Textual Sources: A Historian's Guide

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Using Non-Textual Sources: A Historian's Guide

Catherine Armstrong (Loughborough University, UK)

Museums & museology; Research methods: general; History; History: theory & methods

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Using Non-Textual Sources provides history students with the theoretical background and skills to interpret non-textual sources.... [more]

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Visual Research Methods in Educational Research

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Visual Research Methods in Educational Research

Julianne Moss, Barbara Pini

Research methods: general; Education; Health & Self-Help

Hardback

Have you noticed there is a burgeoning take up of visual research in education? Are you considering using visual research... [more]

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A Crude Look at the Whole: The Science of Complex Systems in Business, Life, and Society

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A Crude Look at the Whole: The Science of Complex Systems in Business, Life,...

John H. Miller

Cybernetics & systems theory; Economic theory & philosophy; Mathematics & Sciences; Chaos theory; Science: general issues

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From economic meltdowns to how people cooperate, there is much about the human world that eludes our understanding. [more]

$39.99

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Risk: A Very Short Introduction

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Risk: A Very Short Introduction

Baruch Fischhoff (Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University), John Kadvany (Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy)

Decision theory: general; Risk assessment; Business & Economics; Economics; Business & management

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Risk is everywhere - from genetically modified crops, dams, and stem-cell therapy to heartbreak, online predators, inflation,... [more]

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1-2-3 Magic for Teachers DVD: Effective Classroom Discipline Pre-K Through

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1-2-3 Magic for Teachers DVD: Effective Classroom Discipline Pre-K Through...

Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D., Sarah Jane Schonour, M.A.

Reference; Decision theory: general; Education; Organisation & management of education; Teaching skills & techniques; Health & Self-Help

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Offering advice for teachers eager to develop better discipline in the classroom, this DVD presentation of 1-2-3 Magic for... [more]

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Computational Complexity: A Modern Approach

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Computational Complexity: A Modern Approach

Sanjeev Arora (Princeton University, New Jersey), Boaz Barak (Princeton University, New Jersey)

Coding theory & cryptology; Mathematics & Sciences; Mathematical theory of computation

Hardback

New and classical results in computational complexity, including interactive proofs, PCP, derandomization, and quantum computation.... [more]

$94.95

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Chaos: Making a New Science

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Chaos: Making a New Science

James Gleick

Cybernetics & systems theory; Mathematics & Sciences; Chaos theory

Paperback

This book brings together all the work in a new field of physics, the chaos theory, an extension of classical mechanics. The... [more]

$37.95

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The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

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The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Information theory; Health & Self-Help

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What have the invention of the wheel, Pompeii, the Wall Street Crash, Harry Potter and the internet got in common? Why are... [more]

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Qualitative Methods in International Relations: A Pluralist Guide

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Qualitative Methods in International Relations: A Pluralist Guide

Audie Klotz, Deepa Prakash

Research methods: general; Politics & government; Political science & theory; International relations

Paperback

We still lack practical answers to one of the most basic questions in empirical research: How should researchers interpret... [more]

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How To Motivate Your Child For School

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How To Motivate Your Child For School

Andrew Martin

Research methods: general; Health & Self-Help; Educational: History

Paperback

A research shows that the difference between children who are enthusiastic achievers and those who struggle isn't simply the... [more]

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The Code Book: The Secret History of Codes and Code-Breaking

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The Code Book: The Secret History of Codes and Code-Breaking

Dr. Simon Singh

Coding theory & cryptology; Secretarial, clerical & office skills; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science

Paperback

The Code Book is a history of man's urge to uncover the secrets of codes, from Egyptian puzzles to modern day computer encryptions.... [more]

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Classic Papers in Control Theory

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Classic Papers in Control Theory

Richard Bellman

Information theory; Mathematics & Sciences; Calculus & mathematical analysis; Automatic control engineering

Paperback

Historically and technically important papers range from early work in mathematical control theory to studies in adaptive... [more]

$36.99

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Randomistas: How Radical Researchers Changed Our World

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Randomistas: How Radical Researchers Changed Our World

Andrew Leigh

Research methods: general; Society & Social Sciences; Popular culture; Consumerism; Social research & statistics; Clinical trials

Paperback

The subject of this book could hardly be more vital- are we humble enough to admit we may be wrong, and do we care enough... [more]

$29.99

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To Dare More Boldly: The Audacious Story of Political Risk

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To Dare More Boldly: The Audacious Story of Political Risk

John C. Hulsman

Risk assessment; Politics & government; Business strategy

Hardback

Ten lessons from history on the dos and don'ts of analyzing political riskOur baffling new multipolar world grows ever more... [more]

$64.99

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