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The Drunkard's Walk

How Randomness Rules Our Lives

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Publisher Description

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the classroom to the courtroom and from financial markets to supermarkets, an intriguing and illuminating look at how randomness, chance, and probability affect our daily lives that will intrigue, awe, and inspire.

“Mlodinow writes in a breezy style, interspersing probabilistic mind-benders with portraits of theorists.... The result is a readable crash course in randomness.” —The New York Times Book Review

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.

GENRE
Science & Nature
RELEASED
2008
May 13
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
272
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
4.9
MB

Customer Reviews

vijaykrishnn ,

philosophy of randomness

Our life is nothing but a series of random events that stitch together a narrative. I enjoyed reading this book, it is light on statistics and heavier on philosophy, if one can read between the lines.

singinrules ,

Exceptional

One of the best books I have ever read. An eye opening experience.

Jose Fernando Florez Arango ,

A great book for everybody

Even if you are an statistician or somebody just exploring what probabilities are. You will find in this book clear, entertaining, colorful explanations, in an easy to read fashion.

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