The Drunkard's Walk

The Drunkard's Walk How Randomness Rules Our Lives

Paperback (02 Apr 2009)

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Synopsis

Leonard Mlodinow's The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives is an exhilarating, eye-opening guide to understanding our random world.

Randomness and uncertainty surround everything we do. So why are we so bad at understanding them?

The same tools that help us understand the random paths of molecules can be applied to the randomness that governs so many aspects of our everyday lives, from winning the lottery to road safety, and reveals the truth about the success of sporting heroes and film stars, and even how to make sense of a blood test.

The Drunkard's Walk reveals the psychological illusions that prevent us understanding everything from stock-picking to wine-tasting - read it, or risk becoming another victim of chance.

'A wonderfully readable guide to how the mathematical laws of randomness affect our lives' Stephen Hawking, author of A Brief History of Time

Book information

ISBN: 9780141026473
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 519.282
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 252
Weight: 202g
Height: 197mm
Width: 133mm
Spine width: 16mm