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A Treatise on Probability (Dover Books on Mathematics) Hardcover – April 28, 2004
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The small print on the front pages states that the book was created with OCR, to "keep the cost as low as possible".
That's all very well, but readability was kept as low as possible too.
To name a few issues, apart from a stream of spelling errors:
- a table of contents with no titles, just "section 1", "section 2" and so on
- random sections: section 17 starts with "chapter XXI", section 30 with "chapter XXXIII", section 31 appears to be the index
- sections starting in midsentence and, conversely, "chapter XXIX" appearing unceremoniously halfway down a page
- an index which refers to seemingly random pagenumbers
- mathematical formulas that are undecipherable ... supposing these typographical trainwrecks were formulas in the first place
- footnotes strewn through the text, again supposing that the many lines starting with digits are indeed footnotes.
- no layout whatsoever
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The offer to download the original scan of the book from their website [...] seems meaningless too,
I couldn't find the book by author, title, barcode or ISBN.
TIIK Hubjtwl mutter of this book was first broached i the brain of Lfibuix, who, in thn dwHortation, written in his twenty-third yiwr, o the woilt .....
And so it continues, page after page. This from a product "optimized for my Kindle"? It reads like a Robert Benchley parody of Old English.
I obviously will not sue Amazon to recover my $0.99, but I will advise others to not buy this edition of Keynes excellent book.
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The kindle edition is so full of typos that it is utterly unreadable. Not just an incorrect letter here and there, but entire sentences reduced to gibberish that looks like... Read morePublished on December 14, 2013 by Jonathan Gilligan
I purchased the kindle version of this book to tide me over whilst waiting for the hard copy to arrive in the mail. Read morePublished on June 18, 2013 by Karen S.
Truly an historical, seminal book. It changed the direction and tone for all human history, including of course economics and history.Published on March 5, 2013 by Kenneth Zimmerman
This particular edition (A Treatise on Probability by General Books LLC) of the book seems a ripoff to me and I strongly recommend against buying it. Read morePublished on February 19, 2010 by Gunnar Taraldsen
So you think you know how and why the markets work the way they do.... Try reading this!Published on January 22, 2010 by K. Campbell
Keynes is famous for economics. This book is a
fairly well written introduction to probability,
but there are many other books which I would
recommend above... Read more
In fact the copy I received contains only blank pages, without any text, absolutly none. I don't know if it is odd. May be it is a singular copy. Read morePublished on November 16, 2008 by R. NAIQUE
The author introduces key concepts for the first time. He also introduces some ideas that I had not seen before. The book is historically important. Read morePublished on November 2, 2008 by J. Hall