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William Poundstone

William Poundstone studied physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of The Recursive Universe, about information theory and physics, and Labyrinths of Reason, an exploration of paradox in science. He is also known as the author of such popular books as Big Secrets, The Ultimate, and Prisoner’s Dilemma. He has written for Esquire, Harper’s, SPY, and other periodicals. He lives in Los Angeles.

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Labyrinths of Reason
Edited by William Poundstone
Anchor | Trade Paperback | December 1989
$12.76/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-24271-4 (0-385-24271-9)

This sharply intelligent, consistently provocative book takes the reader on an astonishing, thought-provoking voyage into the realm of delightful uncertainty--a world of paradox in which logical argument leads to contradiction and common sense is seemingly rendered irrelevant. Read more






Prisoner's Dilemma
Written by William Poundstone
Anchor | Trade Paperback | January 1993
$17.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-41580-4 (0-385-41580-X)

Should you watch public television without pledging?...Exceed the posted speed limit?...Hop a subway turnstile without paying? These questions illustrate the so-called "prisoner's dilemma", a social puzzle that we all face every day. Though the answers may seem simple, their profound implications make the prisoner's dilemma one of the great unifying concepts... Read more






The Ultimate
Written by William Poundstone
Main Street Books | Trade Paperback | September 1991
$19.00/28.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-24270-7 (0-385-24270-0)

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