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Introducing Game Theory: A Graphic Guide

Introducing Game Theory: A Graphic Guide (Paperback)

By Pastine, Ivan
By Pastine, Tuvana
Illustrated by Humberstone, Tom

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Why did countries engage in a nuclear arms race? How do we make decisions when we don't have all the information? What makes international environmental cooperation possible? Game theory is the study of how we make a decision when the outcome of our moves depends on the decisions... of someone else. But it's not just about predicting your opponent's next play in a game of chess; conflict and cooperation lie at the heart of game theory, which is useful for understanding behaviour in everything from our social lives to business, global politics to evolutionary theory. In Introducing Game Theory, economists Ivan and Tuvana Pastine explore this fascinating area, which looks beneath the surface of human behaviour - calling upon psychology, evolutionary biology, political science and sociology to explain why, when faced with a decision, we sometimes cooperate, sometimes clash, and sometimes act in a way that seems completely random. Stylishly brought to life by regular Guardian illustrator Tom Humberstone, the book takes readers on a tour of the key ideas and thinkers, and puts you into a series of games that provide a new perspective on the world we live in.
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ISBN 9781785780820
Released NZ 29 Mar 2017
Publisher Icon Books Ltd
Format Paperback
Series Graphic guides
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ISBN-13 9781785780820
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Icon Books Ltd
Imprint Icon Books Ltd
Released 29 Mar 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Pastine, Ivan
By Pastine, Tuvana
Illustrated by Humberstone, Tom
Series Graphic guides
Category Game Theory
Number of Pages 176
Dimensions Width: 118mm
Height: 168mm
Spine: 13mm
Dewey Code 519.3
Weight 157g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Game theory, Game theory - Pictorial works
NBS Text Mathematics
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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