The Empire of Chance; how probability changed science and everyday life.


First edition. Series: Ideas in context. 8vo. xvii, 340 pp. Illus., indexes. Gilt-stamped green cloth, dust-jacket; jacket slightly worn along edges. Near fine. [br] ISBN: 0521331153 FIRST EDITION. "This book tells how quantitative ideas of chance have transformed the natural and social sciences as well as everyday life over the past three centuries. A continuous narrative connects the earliest application of probability and statistics in gambling and insurance to the most recent forays into law, medicine, polling, and baseball. Separate chapters explore the theoretical and methodological impact on biology, physics, and psychology. In contrast to the literature on the mathematical development of probability and statistics, this book centers on how these technical innovations recreated our conceptions of nature, mind, and society" (Cambridge publishers). First Edition.

Title: The Empire of Chance; how probability changed science and everyday life.

Author Name: GIGERENZER, Gerd; Zeno SWIJTINK; Theodore PORTER; Lorraine DASTON; John BEATTY; Lorenz KRUGER.

Categories: Probability,

Publisher: Cambridge:, Cambridge University Press, (1989).: 1989

ISBN Number: 0521331153

ISBN Number 13: 9780521331159

lbs: 3.00 lbs

Seller ID: S12549

Keywords: Probability