Chance: The science and secrets of luck, randomness and probability (Paperback)
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Chance: The science and secrets of luck, randomness and probability (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 04/07/2016
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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 explores 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.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9781473642645
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 238 g
Dimensions: 198 x 131 x 17 mm

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