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The Drunkard's Walk
How Randomness Rules Our Lives

Published May 13, 2008 by Pantheon .
Written in English.

About the Book

This book shows how randomness, change, and probability influence our lives, and how we misunderstand the significance of everything from casual conversations to major financial setbacks. As a result, successes and failures are often attributed to clear and obvious cases, when they are more profoundly influenced by chance. (Publisher's copy)

First Sentence

A few years ago a man won the Spanish national lottery with a ticket that ended in the number 48.

Table of Contents

Prologue ix
1 Peering through the Eyepiece of Randomness 3
2 The Laws of Truths and Half-Truths 31
3 Finding Your Way through a Space of Possibilities 41
4 Tracking the Pathways to Success 60
5 The Dueling Laws of Large and Small Numbers 81
6 False Positives and Positive Fallacies 104
7 Measurement and the Law of Error 124
8 The Order of Chaos 146
9 Illusions of Patterns and Patterns of Illusion 169
10 The Drunkard's Walk 192
Acknowledgements 221
Notes 223
Index 239

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Number of pages
256

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL10751735M
Internet Archive
drunkardswalkhow00mlod
ISBN 10
0375424040
ISBN 13
9780375424045
Library Thing
4850753
Goodreads
2272880

History Created December 10, 2009 · 9 revisions Download catalog record: RDF / JSON

July 22, 2017 Edited by Mek adding subject: In library
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