What Are the Chances

Author: Bart K. Holland
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801869419
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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What, exactly, is chance? In this book, statistician and storyteller Holland takes readers on a tour of the world of probability. Weaving together tales from real life, he writes of surprising examples of probability in action, everyday events that can profoundly affect lives but are controlled by just a number.

Debunked

Author: Georges Charpak
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801878671
Format: PDF
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The authors examine a variety of subjects in the field of the occult and how they can be explained through simple physics or probability.

The Drunkard s Walk

Author: Leonard Mlodinow
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141920696
Format: PDF
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An exhilarating, eye-opening guide to understanding our random world Leonard Mlodinow reveals the psychological illusions that prevent us understanding everything from stock-picking to wine-tasting, 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 is an exhilarating, eye-opening guide to understanding our random world - read it, so you won't be left a victim of chance. Leonard Mlodinow has a Ph.D., has been a member of the faculty of the California Institute of Technology and a television writer in Hollywood, as well as developing many award winning CD-Roms. He is currently Vice President of Emerging Technologies and R&D at Scholastic Inc. and lives in New York City. His previous books include A Brief History of Time, which he co-authored, and Euclid's Window and Some Time with Feynman both published by Penguin.

America s Crisis of Values

Author: Wayne E. Baker
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691117942
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Using unique data from the World Values Surveys, the largest systematic attempt ever made to document attitudes, values, and beliefs around the world, this book systematically evaluates the perceived crisis of values by comparing America's values with those of over 60 other nations. The results are surprising. The evidence shows overwhelmingly that America has not lost its traditional values, that the nation compares favorably with most other societies, and that the culture war is largely a myth. The gap between reality and perception does not represent mass ignorance of the facts or an overblown moral panic, Baker contends.