The Drunkard's Walk

The Drunkard's Walk

By Leonard Mlodinow

  • Release Date: 2008-05-13
  • Genre: Science & Nature
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 32 Ratings
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Description

With the born storyteller's command of narrative and imaginative approach, Leonard Mlodinow vividly demonstrates how our lives are profoundly informed by chance and randomness and how everything from wine ratings and corporate success to school grades and political polls are less reliable than we believe.

By showing us the true nature of chance and revealing the psychological illusions that cause us to misjudge the world around us, Mlodinow gives us the tools we need to make more informed decisions. From the classroom to the courtroom and from financial markets to supermarkets, Mlodinow's intriguing and illuminating look at how randomness, chance, and probability affect our daily lives will intrigue, awe, and inspire.

 

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Reviews

  • A great book for everybody

    5
    By Jose Fernando Florez Arango
    Even if you are an statistician or somebody just exploring what probabilities are. You will find in this book clear, entertaining, colorful explanations, in an easy to read fashion.
  • Excellent

    5
    By Stress concentration
    Interesting and insightful. Easy read secondary to his talent for writing. Highly recommend if you are interested in improving your interpretation of everyday data.
  • Fun, Important, and Very Well Written

    5
    By turkeyballspaco
    The Drunkard's Walk explores the role of random processes in our life. It discusses how various people throughout history have deciphered the parameters of randomness and integrated it into the deterministic view of life. The book is engaging, accessible to those without a technical background but meaty enough for those with a technical background. I highly recommend it.

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