The Book of Odds

The Book of Odds

From Lightning Strikes to Love at First Sight, the Odds of Everyday Life

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From the popular Book of Odds website, this stylish and accessible reference book offers a fascinating peek at the probabilities that govern every aspect of human life

Did you know that your odds of dying from drowning are higher than the odds of meeting your mate on a blind date? That the odds a child has seen Internet porn are the same as the odds a person is right-handed? That nearly one in three adults believes in UFOs and nearly one in six has reported seeing one?

Drawing from a rigorously researched trove of more than 400,000 statements of probability, based on the most accurate and current data available, The Book of Odds is a graphic reference source for stats on the everyday, the odd, and the outrageous--from sex and marriage, health and disease, beliefs and fears, to wealth, addiction, entertainment, and civic life. What emerges from this colorful and captivating volume is a rich portrait of who we are and how we live today.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2014
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062060853
Branch Call Number: ANF 031.02 SHA
Characteristics: xvii, 235 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm


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Jun 03, 2017

There was some interesting odds, but it's basically only about the USA, not the world and I'd been expecting other types of odds.

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Apr 02, 2014

libraryeee thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over


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