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The Drunkard's walk : how randomness rules our lives (original 2008; edition 2008)
The Drunkard's Walk : How Randomness Rules Our Lives by Leonard Mlodinow (2008)
Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0307275175, Paperback)Amazon Guest Review: Stephen Hawking
Published in 1988, Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time became perhaps one of the unlikeliest bestsellers in history: a not-so-dumbed-down exploration of physics and the universe that occupied the London Sunday Times bestseller list for 237 weeks. Later successes include 1995’s A Briefer History of Time, The Universe in a Nutshell, and God Created the Integers: The Mathematical Breakthroughs that Changed History. Stephen Hawking is Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge. In The Drunkard’s Walk Leonard Mlodinow provides readers with a wonderfully readable guide to how the mathematical laws of randomness affect our lives. With insight he shows how the hallmarks of chance are apparent in the course of events all around us. The understanding of randomness has brought about profound changes in the way we view our surroundings, and our universe. I am pleased that Leonard has skillfully explained this important branch of mathematics. --Stephen Hawking
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:09:56 -0400)
An irreverent look at how randomness influences our lives, and how our successes and failures are far more dependent on chance events than we recognize.
(summary from another edition)
An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.
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