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Chances Are...: Adventures in Probability

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Author: Michael Kaplan and Ellen Kaplan

Publisher: Penguin Group

Year Printed: 2006

Edition: First

Printing: First

Condition: Good

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Pages: 319

Height: 8 inches

Width: 5.25 inches

Notes: Chances Are is the story of man’s millennia-long search for the tools to manage the recurrent but unpredictable—to help us prevent, or at least mitigate, the seemingly random blows of disaster, disease, and injustice. In these pages, we meet the brilliant individuals who developed the first abstract formulations of probability, as well as the intrepid visionaries who recognized their practical applications—from gamblers to military strategists to meteorologists to medical researchers, from blackjack to our own mortality.

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