The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives

May 5, 2009|
The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives by Leonard Mlodinow
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With the born storyteller''s command of narrative and imaginative approach, Leonard Mlodinow vividly demonstrates how our lives are profoundly informed by chance and randomness and how everything from wine ratings and corporate success to school grades and political polls are less reliable than we believe.

By showing us the true nature of chance and revealing the psychological illusions that cause us to misjudge the world around us, Mlodinow gives us the tools we need to make more informed decisions. From the classroom to the courtroom and from financial markets to supermarkets, Mlodinow''s intriguing and illuminating look at how randomness, chance, and probability affect our daily lives will intrigue, awe, and inspire.

Leonard Mlodinow received his doctorate in physics from the University of California, Berkeley, was an Alexander von Humboldt fellow at the Max Planck Institute, and now teaches about randomness to future scientists at Caltech. Along the way he also wrote for the television series MacGyver and Star Trek: The Next Generation. His prev...
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Title:The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:272 pages, 8 X 5.2 X 0.8 in
Shipping dimensions:272 pages, 8 X 5.2 X 0.8 in
Published:May 5, 2009
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780307275172

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