Random House, New York, 2008. — ISBN: 978-1-58836-682-5.Tim Harford is a award-winning journalist and author of the bestseller "The Undercover Economist". His new book "The Logic of Life" presents an X-ray image of human life, stripping away the surface to show us a picture that is revealing, enthralling, and sometimes disturbing. The stories that emerge are not about data or equations but about people: the athlete who survived a shocking murder attempt, the computer geek who beat the hard-bitten poker pros, the economist who defied Henry Kissinger and faked an invasion of Berlin, the king who tried to buy off a revolution. Once you’ve read this quotable and addictive book, life will never look the same again.
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New York: Published by Oxford University Press, 2006. — 288 р. — ISBN: 0195189779
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