The Resource Chances are : adventures in probability, Michael Kaplan and Ellen Kaplan, (electronic resource)

Chances are : adventures in probability, Michael Kaplan and Ellen Kaplan, (electronic resource)

Label
Chances are : adventures in probability
Title
Chances are
Title remainder
adventures in probability
Statement of responsibility
Michael Kaplan and Ellen Kaplan
Creator
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
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
519.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA273.15
LC item number
.K37 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
OverDrive Collection
Target audience
adult
Label
Chances are : adventures in probability, Michael Kaplan and Ellen Kaplan, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • Title from eBook information screen
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
ocn464251208
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781440684517
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
7CBF4A6A-7855-47E4-8AF4-6DD2EC7D1106
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o464251208
  • (CaAE) o464251208
  • (OCoLC)464251208
System details
Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2201 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 745 KB) or Mobipocket Reader (file size: 948 KB)

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