The Music Of Chance

Author: Paul Auster
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571266797
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The Music Of Chance. 'By the time Nashe understood what was happening to him, he was past the point of wanting it to end . . .' Paul Auster fuses Samuel Beckett, Franz Kafka and The Brothers Grimm in this brilliant and unsettling parable. Following the death of his father, Jim Nashe takes to the open road in pursuit of a 'life of freedom'. But as the money runs out he finds that his sense of disillusionment has only been compounded by his year on the road. However, after picking up Pozzi, a hitchhiking gambler, Nashe finds himself drawn into a dangerous game of high-stakes poker with two eccentric and reclusive millionaires. 'A rare experience of contemporary fiction at its most thrilling.' New Statesman

The Music Of Chance

Author: Philip Haas
Publisher:
ISBN:
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The Music Of Chance. Screenplay (photocopy), includes revisions of May 1992, adapted from the novel of the same title.

The Music Of John Cage

Author: James Pritchett
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521565448
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The Music Of John Cage. The first book to examine fully the work of John Cage, leading figure of the post-war musical avant-garde.

Pathways Of Chance

Author: F. David Peat
Publisher: Pari Pub
ISBN: 8890196017
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Pathways Of Chance. A daring fusion of memoir and leading edge explorations from one of the most interesting and innovative thinkers around today. From Liverpool of the Beatles, to the Blackfoot Sundance, to the medieval Italian village where he now lives, Pathways is also a highly readable exploration of the latest ideas in science, psychology, the arts. It includes the authors encounters with such figures as Bertrand Russell, David Bohm, Sir Michael Tippett, Sir Roger Penrose and Werner Heisenberg.

Temples Of Chance

Author: David Johnston
Publisher: Doubleday Books
ISBN: 9780385419208
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Temples Of Chance. An account of how, in the 1980s, the junk bond kings usurped mob control of the casino industry discusses corruption in the industry and the role of the U.S. government in that corruption. National ad/promo.

The Logic Of Chance

Author: Eugene V. Koonin
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 9780132623179
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The Logic Of Chance. The Logic of Chance offers a reappraisal and a new synthesis of theories, concepts, and hypotheses on the key aspects of the evolution of life on earth in light of comparative genomics and systems biology. The author presents many specific examples from systems and comparative genomic analysis to begin to build a new, much more detailed, complex, and realistic picture of evolution. The book examines a broad range of topics in evolutionary biology including the inadequacy of natural selection and adaptation as the only or even the main mode of evolution; the key role of horizontal gene transfer in evolution and the consequent overhaul of the Tree of Life concept; the central, underappreciated evolutionary importance of viruses; the origin of eukaryotes as a result of endosymbiosis; the concomitant origin of cells and viruses on the primordial earth; universal dependences between genomic and molecular-phenomic variables; and the evolving landscape of constraints that shape the evolution of genomes and molecular phenomes. "Koonin's account of viral and pre-eukaryotic evolution is undoubtedly up-to-date. His "mega views" of evolution (given what was said above) and his cosmological musings, on the other hand, are interesting reading." Summing Up: Recommended Reprinted with permission from CHOICE, copyright by the American Library Association.

Playing The Text Performing The Future

Author: Felicitas Meifert-Menhard
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110272393
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Playing The Text Performing The Future. This volume examines the structure of text-based Future Narratives in the widest sense, including choose-your-own-adventure books, forking-path novels, combinatorial literature, hypertexts, interactive fiction, and alternate reality games. How 'radical' can printed Future Narratives really be, given the constraints of their media? When exactly do they not only play with the mere idea of multiple continuations, but actually stage genuine openness and potentiality? Process- rather than product-oriented, text-based Future Narratives are seen as performative and contingent systems, simulating their own emergence.

Fooled By Randomness

Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781588367679
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Fooled By Randomness. Fooled by Randomness is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are The Black Swan, Antifragile, and The Bed of Procrustes. “[Taleb is] Wall Street’s principal dissident. . . . [Fooled By Randomness] is to conventional Wall Street wisdom approximately what Martin Luther’s ninety-nine theses were to the Catholic Church.” –Malcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker Finally in paperback, the word-of-mouth sensation that will change the way you think about the markets and the world.This book is about luck: more precisely how we perceive luck in our personal and professional experiences. Set against the backdrop of the most conspicuous forum in which luck is mistaken for skill–the world of business–Fooled by Randomness is an irreverent, iconoclastic, eye-opening, and endlessly entertaining exploration of one of the least understood forces in all of our lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.