Rock, Paper, Scissors by Len Fisher
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Rock, Paper, Scissors
By Len Fisher

Rock, Paper, Scissors

Game Theory in Everyday Life

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Rock, Paper, Scissors by Len Fisher

Book Description

Praised by Entertainment Weekly as "the man who put the fizz into physics," Dr. Len Fisher turns his attention to the science of cooperation in his lively and thought-provoking book. Fisher shows how the modern science of game theory has helped biologists to understand the evolution of cooperation in nature, and investigates how we might apply those lessons to our own society. In a series of experiments that take him from the polite confines of an English dinner party to crowded supermarkets, congested Indian roads, and the wilds of outback Australia, not to mention baseball strategies and the intricacies of quantum mechanics, Fisher sheds light on the problem of global cooperation. The outcomes are sometimes hilarious, sometimes alarming, but always revealing. A witty romp through a serious science, Rock, Paper, Scissors will both teach and delight anyone interested in what it what it takes to get people to work together.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780465009381
ISBN-10: 0465009387
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 23mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 14-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Len Fisher

Len Fisher, Ph.D., is Visiting Research Fellow in the Physics Department at the University of Bristol. He is the author of Weighing the Soul and How to Dunk a Doughnut, which was named Best Popular Science Book of 2004 by the American Institute of Physics. He has been featured on the BBC, CBS, and the Discovery Channel, as well as in newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle, and more. He is the recipient of a 1999 IgNobel Prize for calculating the optimal way to dunk a doughnut. He lives in Wiltshire, England, and Blackheath, Australia.

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