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Prisoner's Dilemma: John Von Neumann, Game Theory, and the Puzzle of the Bomb

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John von Neumann invented the digital computer, played a key role in the development of the atom bomb, constructed a branch of mathematics known as game theory, and became a defender of a movement to bomb the Russians before they could bomb us. Now comes a biography of this controversial genius and an exploration of his greatest idea--one that nearly triggered a nuclear war in 1950. Photographs.

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Reprint of the fine biography first published by Doubleday in 1992.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-283) and index.

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ISBN:
9780385415804
Doubleday And Company, Inc:
Poundstone, William
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Author:
Poundstone, William
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Technology
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Mathematicians
Subject:
Mathematicians -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Scientists - General
Subject:
Von Neumann, John
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Science Reference-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
A
Publication Date:
19930131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.18 x .73 in .5 lb

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