JOSEPH MAZUR is Professor of Mathematics Emeritus at Marlboro College where he has taught a wide range of classes in all areas of mathematics, its history and philosophy. He holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from M.I.T., is a Guggenheim Fellow and is the author of Euclid in the Rainforest: Discovering Universal Truth in Mathematics (Finalist of the 2005 PEN/Martha Albrand Award). He is the editor of the recently republished classic by Tobias Dantzig, Number: The Language of Science. The Motion Paradox: The 2,500-Year Old Puzzle Behind All the Mysteries of Time and Space was published in 2008. A book on the history, mathematics and psychology of gambling, What's Luck Got To Do With It? will be published by Princeton University Press in July 2010.
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What's Luck Got to Do With It? The History, Mathematics, and Psychology behind the Illusion of Luck in Gambling (232 pages, Princeton University Press, ISBN 978-0-691-13890-9) To be released in July 2010 ($24.95).
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