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The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives

Leonard Mlodinow

"A magnificent exploration of the role that chance plays in our lives. Often historical, occasionally hysterical, and consistently smart and funny, this book challenges everything we think we know--Daniel Gilbert, author of "Stumbling on Happiness."

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Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 05/04/2009
Pages: 252
ISBN-13: 9780307275172
ISBN-10: 0307275175
Language: English

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December 30, 2009

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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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