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lively and well-presented,
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This review is from: Probability: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (Paperback)
The main virtue of this little book is the liveliness of the writing. It is presented in a way the general reader can cope with (and I am a very general reader when it comes to mathematical matters), and covers all the main issues around the concept of probability in an attractive and accessible way. There are a few mathematical conundrums scattered through the book, but coping with these is not essential. The emphasis is not on mathematical concepts but on the way the great men of probability reason their way to the (sometimes implausible) answers. This VSI can be well recommended.