Rock, Paper, Scissors Game Theory in Everyday Life

ISBN-10: 0465009387
ISBN-13: 9780465009381
Edition: 2008
Authors: Len Fisher
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Perseus Books Group
Publication date: 11/4/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

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.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Trapped in the Matrix
I Cut and You Choose
The Seven Deadly Dilemmas
Rock, Paper, Scissors
Let's Get Together
Trust
Tit for Tat
Changing the Game
Conclusion-Individuals Can Make a Difference: The Top Ten Tips
Notes
Index
About the Author

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