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Tracing the history of gambling from the earliest known archaeological evidence of dice playing among Neolithic peoples to the first systematic mathematical studies of games of chance during the Renaissance, from government-administered lotteries to the glittering seductions of grand casinos, and...
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Machiavelli praised his military genius. European royalty sought out his secret elixir against poison. His life inspired Mozart's first opera, while for centuries poets and playwrights recited bloody, romantic tales of his victories, defeats, intrigues, concubines, and mysterious death. But until...
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"When Adrienne Mayor's first book, The First Fossil Hunters: Paleontology in Greek and Roman Times (Princeton University Press), came out [in 2000], this late-blooming outsider with no advanced degrees caused something of a sensation among high-ranking anthropologists, paleontologists,...