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The Norm Chronicles

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A far from average book: the real story behind the statistics on risk, chance and choice. Now in paperback.Meet Norm. He's 31... Lire la suite
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A far from average book: the real story behind the statistics on risk, chance and choice. Now in paperback.

Meet Norm. He's 31, 5'9", just over 13 stone, and works a 39 hour week. He likes a drink, doesn't do enough exercise and occasionally treats himself to a bar of chocolate (milk). He's a pretty average kind of guy. In fact, he is the average guy in this clever and unusual take on statistical risk, chance, and how these two factors affect our everyday choices. Watch as Norm (who, like all average specimens, feels himself to be uniquely special), and his friends careful Prudence and reckless Kelvin, turns to statistics to help him in life's endless series of choices - should I fly or take the train? Have a baby? Another drink? Or another sausage? Do a charity skydive or get a lift on a motorbike? Because chance and risk aren't just about numbers - it's about what we believe, who we trust and how we feel about the world around us. From a world expert in risk and the bestselling author of The Tiger That Isn't (and creator of BBC Radio 4's More or Less), this is a commonsense (and wildly entertaining) guide to personal risk and decoding the statistics that represent it.

Auteur
Michael Blastland is an author, journalist, and BBC Radio 4 broadcaster.He co-authored, with Andrew Dilnot, Profile´s best-selling The Tiger that Isn´t [9781861978394]. 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.

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The unique, down-to-earth and hilarious guide to personal risk and decoding the statistics that represent it, now in paperback. From the bestselling author of "The Tiger That Isn't", sold 10,000 copies in hardback.



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Meet Norm. He´s 31, 5´9", just over 13 stone, and works a 39 hour week. He likes a drink, doesn´t do enough exercise and occasionally treats himself to a bar of chocolate (milk). He´s a pretty average kind of guy. In fact, he is the average guy in this clever and unusual take on statistical risk, chance, and how these two factors affect our everyday choices. Watch as Norm (who, like all average specimens, feels himself to be uniquely special), and his friends careful Prudence and reckless Kelvin, turns to statistics to help him in life´s endless series of choices - should I fly or take the train? Have a baby? Another drink? Or another sausage? Do a charity skydive or get a lift on a motorbike? Because chance and risk aren´t just about numbers - it´s about what we believe, who we trust and how we feel about the world around us. From a world expert in risk and the bestselling author of The Tiger That Isn´t (and creator of BBC Radio 4´s More or Less), this is a commonsense (and wildly entertaining) guide to personal risk and decoding the statistics that represent it.

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Titre: The Norm Chronicles
Sous-titre: Stories and numbers about danger
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Code EAN: 9781846686214
ISBN: 1846686210
Format: Couverture cartonnée
nombre de pages: 336
Poids: 276g
Taille: H198mm x B126mm x T25mm
Année: 2014

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