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Understanding probability. Change rule in everyday life. 2nd revised ed. (English) Zbl 1128.60001
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (ISBN 978-0-521-70172-3/hbk). x, 442 p. (2007).
[See the review of the first edition (2004) in Zbl 1073.60001.]
This second edition has wider coverage, more explanations and examples and exercises, and a new chapter introducing Markov chains, making it a great choice for a first probability course. But its easy-going style makes it just as valuable if you want to learn about the subject on your own, and high school algebra is really all the mathematical background you need.

60-01 Introductory exposition (textbooks, tutorial papers, etc.) pertaining to probability theory
60A99 Foundations of probability theory