Chances Are . . .

Adventures in Probability

Ranked #63 in Probability

"The twin disciplines of probability and statistics underpin almost every modern science and sketch the shape of most human activities, whether politics, economics, medicine, law, or sports. For gamblers, risk buyers, forensic experts, magicians, artificial intelligence researchers, doctors, or military strategists, probability's tangle of incomplete certainties presents less a burden than an enthralling challenge. Gazing into apparent chaos, they discern patterns as elegant (and purposeful) as those of a bevy of migrating swans, Chances Are ... is their story: a millennia-long search for the... more

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