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Early life and education
Poundstone attended MIT and studied physics.
An enthusiast of Harry Stephen Keeler, he maintains the Keeler homepage and contributed to the anthology A to Izzard: A Harry Stephen Keeler Companion (2002).
- Big Secrets: The Uncensored Truth About All Sorts of Stuff You Are Never Supposed to Know. 1983.
- The Recursive Universe: Cosmic Complexity and the Limits of Scientific Knowledge. 1984. ISBN 978-0809252022.
- Bigger Secrets: More Than 125 Things They Prayed You'd Never Find Out. 1986.
- Labyrinths of Reason: Paradox, Puzzles, and the Frailty of Knowledge. 1988.
- The Ultimate: The Great Armchair Debates Settled Once and for All. 1990.
- Prisoner's Dilemma: John von Neumann, Game Theory, and the Puzzle of the Bomb. 1992. ISBN 978-0385415804.
- Biggest Secrets: More Uncensored Truth About All Sorts of Stuff You Are Never Supposed to Know. 1993.
- Carl Sagan: A Life in the Cosmos. 1999.
- The Big Book of Big Secrets. 2001. reprints Big Secrets and Biggest Secrets
- How Would You Move Mount Fuji? : Microsoft's Cult of the Puzzle—How the World's Smartest Companies Select the Most Creative Thinkers. 2003.
- Fortune's Formula: The Untold Story of the Scientific Betting System That Beat the Casinos and Wall Street. 2005. ISBN 978-0809045990.
- Gaming the Vote: Why Elections Aren't Fair (and What We Can Do About It). Hill & Wang. 2008. ISBN 978-0809048922.
- Priceless: The Myth of Fair Value (and How to Take Advantage of It). 2010.
- Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?. 2011.
- Rock Breaks Scissors: A Practical Guide to Outguessing and Outwitting Almost Everybody. 2014. ISBN 978-0316228060.
- Head in the Cloud: Why Knowing Things Still Matters When Facts Are So Easy to Look Up. 2016. ISBN 978-0316256544.
- The Doomsday Calculation: How an Equation that Predicts the Future Is Transforming Everything We Know About Life and the Universe. 2019. ISBN 978-0316423922. Released as How to Predict Everything in the UK Description & arrow/scrollable preview. Also summarized in Poundstone's essay, "Math Says Humanity May Have Just 760 Years Left," Wall Street Journal, updated June 27, 2019. Retrieved 22 September 2020.
- "Once a physicist: William Poundstone". Institute of Physics. November 2012.
- "About Me - William Poundstone". Retrieved 20 October 2019.
- Smith, Nick (4 June 2019). "Book review: 'How to Predict Everything' by William Poundstone". Engineering & Technology. Institution of Engineering and Technology. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
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