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    The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives (Your Coach in a Box) (CD-Audio) By (author) Leonard Mlodinow, Read by Sean Pratt

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    DescriptionIn this irreverent and illuminating audio book, acclaimed writer and scientist Leonard Mlodinow shows us how randomness, chance, and probability reveal a tremendous amount about our daily lives, and how we misunderstand the significance of everything from a casual conversation to a major financial setback. As a result, successes and failures in life are often attributed to clear and obvious causes, when in actuality they are more profoundly influenced by chance. The rise and fall of your favorite movie star or the most reviled CEO-in fact, all our destinies-reflects chance as much as planning and innate abilities. Even Roger Maris, who beat Babe Ruth's single season home run record, was in all likelihood not great, but just lucky. How could it have happened that a wine was given five out of five stars by one journal and called the worst wine of the decade by another? Wine ratings, school grades, political polls, and many other things in daily life 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 fresh insight into what is really meaningful and how we can make decisions based on a deeper truth. From the classroom to the courtroom, from financial markets to supermarkets, from the doctor's office to the Oval Office, Mlodinow's insights will intrigue, awe, and inspire. Offering listeners not only a tour of randomness, chance and probability but also a new way of looking at the world, this original, unexpected journey reminds us that much in our lives is about as predictable as the steps of a stumbling man afresh from a night at a bar.

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    The Drunkard's Walk
    How Randomness Rules Our Lives
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Leonard Mlodinow, Read by Sean Pratt
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 152 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    ISBN 13: 9781596592797
    ISBN 10: 1596592796

    BIC E4L: MAT
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    DC21: 519.2
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: PBT
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Libri: I-JN
    DC22: 519.2
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    B&T Approval Code: A51150000
    BISAC V2.8: MAT029000
    BIC subject category V2: PBWS, GPFC
    BISAC V2.8: SCI012000
    B&T Approval Code: A50890000
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 56280
    LC classification: QA273 .M63 2008B
    Edition statement
    Gildan Media Corporation
    Imprint name
    Gildan Media Corporation
    Publication date
    01 June 2009