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The Resource Chances are-- : adventures in probability, Michael Kaplan and Ellen Kaplan

Chances are-- : adventures in probability, Michael Kaplan and Ellen Kaplan

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Chances are-- : adventures in probability
Title
Chances are--
Title remainder
adventures in probability
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Michael Kaplan and Ellen Kaplan
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A layman's journey into the realm of probability. We search for certainty, but find only likelihood. All things are possible, only one thing actually happens; everything else is in the realm of probability. The twin disciplines of probability and statistics underpin every modern science and sketch the shape of all purposeful group activity--politics, economics, medicine, law, sports--giving humans a handle on the essential uncertainty of their existence. Yet while we are all aware of the hard facts, most of us still refuse to take account of probability--preferring to drive, not fly; buying into market blips; smoking cigarettes; denying we will ever age. There are some people, though--gamblers, risk buyers, forensic experts, doctors, strategists--who find probability's mass of incomplete uncertainties delightful and revelatory. This book is their story.--From publisher description
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BKL
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Kaplan, Michael
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA273.15
LC item number
.K37 2007
Literary form
non fiction
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1936-
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Kaplan, Ellen
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  • Probabilities
  • Probabilities
Label
Chances are-- : adventures in probability, Michael Kaplan and Ellen Kaplan
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Publication
Note
Originally published: Viking, 2006
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Thinking -- Discovering -- Elaborating -- Gambling -- Securing -- Figuring -- Healing -- Judging -- Predicting -- Fighting -- Being
Control code
84898704
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9780143038344
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)84898704
Label
Chances are-- : adventures in probability, Michael Kaplan and Ellen Kaplan
Publication
Note
Originally published: Viking, 2006
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Thinking -- Discovering -- Elaborating -- Gambling -- Securing -- Figuring -- Healing -- Judging -- Predicting -- Fighting -- Being
Control code
84898704
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9780143038344
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)84898704

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