The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives (Paperback)

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    Leonard Mlodinow received his doctorate in physics from the University of California, Berkeley, was an Alexander von Humboldt fellow at the Max Planck Institute, and now teaches about randomness to future scientists at Caltech. Along the way he also wrote for the television series MacGyver and Star Trek: The Next Generation.His previous books include Euclid's Window: The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace, Feynman's Rainbow: A Search for Beauty in Physics and in Life,and, with Stephen Hawking, A Briefer History of Time. He lives in South Pasadena, California.


    From the Hardcover edition.
    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.

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    ISBN 9780307275172
    Genre SCIENCE / Chaotic Behavior in Systems
    Format Paperback
    Pages 252
    Publisher Date 2009-05-05 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Vintage Books
    Copyright Year 2008
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 0.45 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle How Randomness Rules Our Lives
    Series Name Vintage
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Mlodinow, Leonard
    Country of Origin United States

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