Squares & Sharps, Suckers & Sharks
The Science, Psychology & Philosophy of GamblingBook - 2016
People have been gambling, in one form or another, for as long as history itself. Why? Money, entertainment, escape and a desire to win are all traditional explanations. Arguably, however, these are secondary considerations to a higher order purpose: a craving for control. Gambling offers a means of gaining authority over the unknown, granting us a sense of control over uncertainty. Almost always that sense is illusionary, yet for many it is nonetheless profoundly rewarding. This book attempts to explore the reasons why.
Publisher: Harpenden, Herts : 2016. High Stakes,
Branch Call Number: ANF 795 BUCH
Characteristics: 350 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Science, psychology & philosophy of gambling