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.
Mathematician Leonard Mlodinow, author of FEYNMAN'S RAINBOW and co-author with Stephen Hawking of A BRIEFER HISTORY OF TIME, has written a highly readable and mind-bending primer on the peculiar and often deceptive world of probability. Using a wealth of puzzles and anecdotes, from the famous Monty Hall problem to the O.J. Simpson case, he shows the powerful role randomness plays in our everyday lives. Selected by the New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of 2008.
- Science, Philosophy, Mathematics, Games
- Logic + Brain Teasers, Puzzles, General, Probability + Statistics / General, Chaotic Behavior in Systems, Probability
- May 5, 2009
- May 5, 2009
- Leonard Mlodinow