Knock On Wood: Luck, Chance, And The Meaning Of Everything by Jeffrey S. Rosenthal

Knock On Wood: Luck, Chance, And The Meaning Of Everything

byJeffrey S. Rosenthal

Paperback | October 1, 2019

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Jeffrey S. Rosenthal, author of the bestseller Struck by Lightning: The Curious World of Probabilities, was born on Friday the thirteenth, a fact that he discovered long after he had become one of the world’s pre-eminent statisticians. Had he been living ignorantly and innocently under an unlucky cloud for all those years? Or is thirteen just another number? As a scientist and a man of reason, Rosenthal has long considered the value of luck, good and bad, seeking to measure chance and hope in formulas scratched out on chalkboards.

In Knock on Wood, with great humour and irreverence, Rosenthal divines the world of luck, fate and chance, putting his considerable scientific acumen to the test in deducing whether luck is real or the mere stuff of superstition.

 

Title:Knock On Wood: Luck, Chance, And The Meaning Of EverythingFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:352 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.88 inShipping dimensions:352 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.88 inPublished:October 1, 2019Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1443453080

ISBN - 13:9781443453080

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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“[Jeffrey Rosenthal is] your favorite professor, the one who made a difficult subject easy to understand by illustrating insights with practical examples from the world around us.”