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Chance By Michael Brooks

Chance by New Scientist

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Chance Summary

Chance: The science and secrets of luck, randomness and probability by New Scientist

For you to be here today reading this requires a mind-boggling series of lucky breaks, starting with the Big Bang and ending in your own conception. So it's not surprising that we persist in thinking that we're in with a chance, whether we're playing the lottery or working out the likelihood of extra-terrestrial life. In Chance, a (not entirely) random selection of the New Scientist's sharpest minds provide fascinating insights into luck, randomness, risk and probability. From the secrets of coincidence to placing the perfect bet, the science of random number generation to the surprisingly haphazard decisions of criminal juries, it will explore these, and many other, tantalising questions. Following on from the bestselling Nothing and Question Everything, this book will open your eyes to the weird and wonderful world of chance - and help you see when some things, in fact, aren't random at all.

Chance Reviews

Excellent ... it's accessible to anyone with only the most cursory knowledge of science ... Prepare to be surprised and amazed. * Choice *

About New Scientist

Michael Brooks is the author of the bestselling non-fiction title 13 Things That Don't Make Sense [9781861976475]. He holds a PhD in quantum physics, is a consultant at New Scientist and writes a weekly column for the New Statesman.

Additional information

GOR007142581
9781781255438
1781255431
Chance: The science and secrets of luck, randomness and probability by New Scientist
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Profile Books Ltd
2014-10-02
272
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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