Struck by Lightning: The Curious World of Probabilities by Jeffrey S. RosenthalStruck by Lightning: The Curious World of Probabilities by Jeffrey S. Rosenthal

Struck by Lightning: The Curious World of Probabilities

byJeffrey S. Rosenthal

Paperback | September 12, 2006

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From lotteries, opinion polls and insuranceto worries about murder rates, naturaldisasters and terrorism, probability plays amajor part in our everyday lives—a partthat is frequently and needlessly misunderstood.Jeffrey S. Rosenthal, a mathprofessor and improvisational comedian,comes to the rescue with this irreverent,bestselling exploration of the odds andoddities of randomness. Looking at suchfamiliar topics as poker hands, e-mailspam, political elections and game shows,Struck by Lightning puts probability intoperspective and has fun along the way.
JEFFREY S. ROSENTHALis a professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of Toronto. At 24, he received his Ph.D. in mathematics from Harvard. He has written two textbooks on probability theory and is also an amateur musician and computer-game programmer. He lives in Toronto. Visit him online
Title:Struck by Lightning: The Curious World of ProbabilitiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1 inPublished:September 12, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0006394957

ISBN - 13:9780006394952

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“Jeffrey Rosenthal’s delightful book will enhance your feelings for probability and its odd relevance to so many aspects of life. If you read it, you will almost certainly not be struck by lightning.”