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Chancing it
Author: Robert Matthews

ISBN: 9781781250303
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 23 March 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 14.4 x 2.9
Key insights into how probability affects our lives by one of Britain's leading science writers.

This book gives everyone access to the power of probability. Everyone who's had to get to grips with chance - whether as professors, doctors, patients, publishers, gamblers, researchers, retailers, bankers or shoppers - knows how tricky even its simplest manifestations can be. Its workings are a constant challenge to common sense, and at once its danger and its allure. Few subjects are so fascinating and profound, nor so relevant to everyday existence.

Robert Matthews uses real-life cases to demonstrate different facets of the laws of probability. He shows just how huge their reach can be and that understanding how they work can change our view of a host of everyday phenomena as well as saving us a great deal of time, money and anxiety. By the end of the book, readers will have discovered scores of really useful things, including:
how to understand and even predict coincidences
when an insurance policy is worth having, and when it's just a rip-off <ul

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