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The Norm Chronicles

The Norm Chronicles

Stories and numbers about danger

  • Author: David Spiegelhalter,Michael Blastland
  • Publisher: Profile Books
  • ISBN: 1847658296
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 328
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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.

The Best Writing on Mathematics 2015

The Best Writing on Mathematics 2015

  • Author: Mircea Pitici
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400873371
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 392
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This annual anthology brings together the year's finest mathematics writing from around the world. Featuring promising new voices alongside some of the foremost names in the field, The Best Writing on Mathematics 2015 makes available to a wide audience many articles not easily found anywhere else—and you don’t need to be a mathematician to enjoy them. These writings offer surprising insights into the nature, meaning, and practice of mathematics today. They delve into the history, philosophy, teaching, and everyday occurrences of math, and take readers behind the scenes of today’s hottest mathematical debates. Here David Hand explains why we should actually expect unlikely coincidences to happen; Arthur Benjamin and Ethan Brown unveil techniques for improvising custom-made magic number squares; Dana Mackenzie describes how mathematicians are making essential contributions to the development of synthetic biology; Steven Strogatz tells us why it’s worth writing about math for people who are alienated from it; Lisa Rougetet traces the earliest written descriptions of Nim, a popular game of mathematical strategy; Scott Aaronson looks at the unexpected implications of testing numbers for randomness; and much, much more. In addition to presenting the year’s most memorable writings on mathematics, this must-have anthology includes a bibliography of other notable writings and an introduction by the editor, Mircea Pitici. This book belongs on the shelf of anyone interested in where math has taken us—and where it is headed.

The Holistic Manifesto: Centre-Left Policies for the Twenty-First Century

The Holistic Manifesto: Centre-Left Policies for the Twenty-First Century

  • Author: E. P. Anthony
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1483455092
  • Category: Equality
  • Page: 318
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E.P. Anthony, an economist, trader and wealth manager focuses on the political economy of inequality and the decline of centre-left parties in the developed world in this manifesto. His analysis will especially appeal to readers in the Anglo-Saxon economies of the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand where inequality has increased most rapidly. The manifesto summarizes recent literature on inequality in an accessible way, including the best-selling books by Thomas Piketry, Chrystia Freeland, and Joseph Stiglitz. However, while those books provide great analysis, Anthony proposes solutions, including how to: prevent another global financial crisis; stimulate economic productivity and growth; and take wide-ranging action to reduce inequality...

The Encyclopedia of the Novel

The Encyclopedia of the Novel

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 111877907X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 1024
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Now available in a single volume paperback, this advanced reference resource for the novel and novel theory offers authoritative accounts of the history, terminology, and genre of the novel, in over 140 articles of 500-7,000 words. Entries explore the history and tradition of the novel in different areas of the world; formal elements of the novel (story, plot, character, narrator); technical aspects of the genre (such as realism, narrative structure and style); subgenres, including the bildungsroman and the graphic novel; theoretical problems, such as definitions of the novel; book history; and the novel's relationship to other arts and disciplines. The Encyclopedia is arranged in A-Z format and features entries from an international cast of over 140 scholars, overseen by an advisory board of 37 leading specialists in the field, making this the most authoritative reference resource available on the novel. This essential reference, now available in an easy-to-use, fully indexed single volume paperback, will be a vital addition to the libraries of literature students and scholars everywhere.

Rise of the Dragon Horde

Rise of the Dragon Horde

Blackstarr: the Chronicles of Morgan Sparrowhawk

  • Author: The Brothers Orange
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1469120798
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 554
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The races of man; elf, human, dwarf and halflings face a darkness that they can not comprehend. Molloch the dark god, has planned for thousands of years to seize Oren, but the great god EL has stopped him time and time again. Now the inhabitants of Oren have turned their backs on EL and a new window of opportunity for Molloch to seize Oren has arise. EL will not abandon Oren to the dark one without a fight, as he has a plan as well. EL has kept the elves of Shaggar safe for thousands of years, but there hearts have turned from him placing Oren in jeopardy. A lone half-elf, shunned by his people must fight against prejudice and hate to become the instrument of his god. Geric of the House of Joda must survive the trails of his youth and lead his people back into the light of EL. Shante Hartas, High Guardian of the city of Shaggar has other plans, as he secretly worships Molloch leading the great city into darkness under his rule. Raven Mercury a human warrior, fights to change his familys station in life from commoner to noble. Raven proves himself by winning the annual tournament granting him a chance to train at the legendary school of Ascension. The ancient dragon, Dragmyre is raising an army to begin his conquest of the world of Oren. Dragmyre has collected his generals to lead his army, and with the world unaware victory seems sure. Until a fateful night when Raven finds out the truth; the school is not what it seems. Will he hold too the noble intentions he has of being a knight or take his rightful place as a general in the Dragon Horde. With the world hanging in the balance, Geric Joda and Raven Mercury are thrust into the battle for Oren. Molloch is gathering his force on two fronts, preparing to seize all that EL holds dear. Two warriors will decide the future of Oren the half-elf and the human, will they unite in time to save a world or choose a darker path. All will be decided in.... Blackstarr: The Chronicles of Morgan Sparrowhawk

The Reader

The Reader

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  • Publisher: N.A
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Chronicles

Chronicles

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  • Category: Books
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School Library Journal

School Library Journal

SLJ.

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  • Category: Children's libraries
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The New Encyclopaedia Britannica

The New Encyclopaedia Britannica

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780852294000
  • Category: Reference
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The New Encyclopaedia Britannica

The New Encyclopaedia Britannica

  • Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, inc,William Benton
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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