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The Norm Chronicles: Stories and Numbers about Danger and Death

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 358 Nombre de pages
Explores the mortality statistics for risky activities in the real world, answering questions about the dangers of daily life thro... Lire la suite
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Description

Explores the mortality statistics for risky activities in the real world, answering questions about the dangers of daily life through stories of the average Norm and a measurement called the MicroMort.

Auteur

Michael Blastland is an author, journalist, and BBC Radio 4 broadcaster. He is the author of, with Andrew Dilnot, the popular math books The Tiger that Isn't and The Numbers Game, as well as the memoir The Only Boy in the World . David Spiegelhalter OBE is Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk in the Statistical Laboratory, University of Cambridge. He is a fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge and the Royal Society.



Texte du rabat

Is it safer to fly or take the train? How dangerous is skydiving? And is eating that extra sausage going to kill you? We've all heard the statistics for risky activities, but what do they mean in the real world? In The Norm Chronicles, journalist Michael Blastland and risk expert David Spiegelhalter explore these questions through the stories of average Norm and an ingenious measurement called the MicroMort--a one in a million chance of dying. They reveal why general anesthesia is as dangerous as a parachute jump, giving birth in the US is nearly twice as risky as in the UK, and that the radiation from eating a banana shaves 3 seconds off your life. An entertaining guide to the statistics of personal risk, The Norm Chronicles will enlighten anyone who has ever worried about the dangers we encounter in our daily lives.

Détails sur le produit

Titre: The Norm Chronicles: Stories and Numbers about Danger and Death
Sous-titre: Stories and Numbers About Danger and Death
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Code EAN: 9780465085705
ISBN: 978-0-465-08570-5
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Basic Books
Genre: Mathématique
nombre de pages: 358
Poids: 389g
Taille: H208mm x B138mm x T27mm
Année: 2014