The Book Of Odds: From Lightning Strikes to Love at First Sight, the Odds of Everyday Life

Paperback | January 7, 2014

byAmram Shapiro

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From the popular Book of Odds website, this stylish and accessible reference book offers a fascinating peek at the probabilities that govern every aspect of human life

Did you know that your odds of dying from drowning are higher than the odds of meeting your mate on a blind date? That the odds a child has seen Internet porn are the same as the odds a person is right-handed? That nearly one in three adults believes in UFOs and nearly one in six has reported seeing one?

Drawing from a rigorously researched trove of more than 400,000 statements of probability, based on the most accurate and current data available, The Book of Odds is a graphic reference source for stats on the everyday, the odd, and the outrageous—from sex and marriage, health and disease, beliefs and fears, to wealth, addiction, entertainment, and civic life. What emerges from this colorful and captivating volume is a rich portrait of who we are and how we live today.

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From the popular Book of Odds website, this stylish and accessible reference book offers a fascinating peek at the probabilities that govern every aspect of human lifeDid you know that your odds of dying from drowning are higher than the odds of meeting your mate on a blind date? That the odds a child has seen Internet porn are the sam...

Amram Shapiro is the founder and president of the Book of Odds. He is coauthor ofProduct Development,Success Through Product and Cycle-Time Excellenceand has contributed to numerous journals includingResearch Technology ManagementandCFOmagazine.Louise Firth Campbell is the chief operating officer of the Book of Odds. She has more than ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.75 × 7.5 × 0.54 inPublished:January 7, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062060856

ISBN - 13:9780062060853

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An enticing read from cover to cover, the odds are great that you will enjoy this book.