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BOOK OF THE MONTH
FEAR OF LIONS
Amita Kanekar
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On a hot April morning in 1673, two young Mughal nobles, Shamsher and his sister...(+)

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Chance
Michael Brooks

Classification : Sciences
Pub Date : Nov 05, 2015
Imprint : Profile Books
Page Extent : 272
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9781781255438
Price : 399

About the book
For you to be here today reading this requires a mind-boggling series of lucky breaks, starting with the Big Bang and ending in your own conception. So it's not surprising that we persist in thinking that we're in with a chance, whether we're playing the lottery or working out the likelihood of extra-terrestrial life. In Chance, a (not entirely) random selection of the New Scientist's sharpest minds provide fascinating insights into luck, randomness, risk and probability. From the secrets of coincidence to placing the perfect bet, the science of random number generation to the surprisingly haphazard decisions of criminal juries, it will explore these, and many other, tantalising questions.Following on from the bestselling Nothing and Question Everything, this book will open your eyes to the weird and wonderful world of chance - and help you see when some things, in fact, aren't random at all.

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Michael Brooks
<b>Michael Brooks</b> is the author of the bestselling non-fiction title <i>13 Things That Don't Make Sense</i> [9781861976475]. He holds a PhD in quantum physics, is a con...(+)
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