Struck by Lightning: The Curious World of Probabilities

September 1, 2005|
Struck by Lightning: The Curious World of Probabilities by Jeffrey Rosenthal
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Randomness, uncertainty and probability are everywhere, andwhile no one can predict uncertain events with certainty, we can at leastunderstand uncertainty itself. In this entertaining look at the world ofprobabilities, Jeffrey Rosenthal, an improbably talented math professor,musician and improvisational comedian, explains the mechanics of randomness andteaches us how to develop an informed perspective on probability.

From lotteries to casinos, insurance rates to crime rates, gameshows to airline crashes, cancer to SARS, Struck by Lightning deconstructsthe odds and oddities of chance in an understandable, relevant and irreverentexploration.

Title:Struck by Lightning: The Curious World of ProbabilitiesFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:272 pages, 9.6 X 6.25 X 0.8 inShipping dimensions:272 pages, 9.6 X 6.25 X 0.8 inPublished:September 1, 2005Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0002007916

ISBN - 13:9780002007917

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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