The Norm Chronicles Stories and numbers about danger

by Michael Blastland, David Spiegelhalter

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The Norm Chronicles Stories and numbers about danger Synopsis

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.

The Norm Chronicles Stories and numbers about danger Press Reviews

Fascinating  - Daily Mail

 

Helping people make sense of the barrage of confusing (and often misrepresented) statistics that riddle every day is a noble goal. -  Economist

 

A fast-paced, whizz-bang style -  The Times

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ISBN: 9781846686214
Publication date: 05/06/2014
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781846686214
Publication date: 5th June 2014
Author: Michael Blastland, David Spiegelhalter
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 336 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Popular Science,
Categories: Popular mathematics, Probability & statistics,

About Michael Blastland, David Spiegelhalter

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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