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David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
Malcolm Gladwell
The Speed of Dark
Elizabeth Moon
Battle Royale
Koushun Takami, Yuji Oniki
Marianne Dreams
Catherine Storr
Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness
Jon Kabat-Zinn

Duelling Idiots and Other Probability Puzzlers

Duelling Idiots and Other Probability Puzzlers - Paul J. Nahin No rating. This is, as billed, a book of puzzlers and problems. Unlike most amusement books, this one requires some higher level math - most probability theory or calculus. Still an interesting read. Written in a time when "source code" was not easily available, so it's printed in several pages in the book instead. I do not agree with others who way this is poorly written - there's no narrative, but it's a book of puzzles! Will read at least one more book by this author - An Imaginary Tale: The Story of "i" the square root of minus one