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Beyond Coincidence: Amazing Stories of Coincidence and the Mystery Behind Them

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Beyond Coincidence recounts and analyzes more than two hundred amazing stories of synchronicity, the likes of:

Laura Buxton, age ten, releases a balloon from her backyard. It lands 140 miles away in the backyard of another Laura Buxton, also age ten.

Two sisters in Alabama decide, independently, to visit the other. En route, their identical jeeps collide and both sisters
Paperback, 288 pages
Published July 10th 2007 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published January 1st 2004)
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Jan 21, 2009 Tosh rated it it was ok
Good for the toilet or coffee table.
Adam Smith
Jul 04, 2015 Adam Smith rated it it was amazing
A little girl writes her name on a balloon and let's it go only for it to land in the backyard of another little girl with the exact same name. A man is killed by a taxi while riding his moped and one year later to the day his brother meets his fate at the hands of the same taxi carrying the same passenger while riding the same scooter. A woman buys two lottery tickets in two states, the winning numbers for each happens to be the numbers she bought for other. It's hard not to think that there mu ...more
Apr 16, 2009 Laura rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfic, read-in-2009
A great blend of facts, science, experiments, and anecdotes.
The first half of the book deals with the science behind so called "coincidences", discussing possibilities both very scientific and metaphysical. The authors also devote a good part of the book to the psychology behind why humans need coincidences, why we are so excited to see them, why we like a great big universal "YES" saying "you are important!" etc. The tone is very conversational and interesting, and very respectful whether you b
Feb 09, 2013 Ghada rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobook
كنت بسمع محاضره جميله إسمها "التزامنيه بين الصدفه والقدر -للدكتور عدنان إبراهيم"
ممكن تحميلها من هنا أو و بعدها دخلت على الجودريدز علشان أضيف روايه جديده
Of mice and men روايه لا إسمها ولا موضوعها يشبه الكتاب ده
و أنا بعمل بحث عن الروايه على الموقع طلعلي الكتاب ده في القائمه... استغربت وقلت اشوف إيه وأدور عليه
المدهش بالنسبه لي إني لقيته أوديو بسرعه, مع العلم إن النوع ده من الكتب نادر يكون أوديو

سمعته أوديو بس -أعتقد
Joanne Parkington
Nov 02, 2012 Joanne Parkington rated it liked it
I'm not sure why some reveiw's of this book are so poor ... what did you expect ?? It does what it clearly say's on the tin ... with over 200 stories of strange, funny, lucky & tragic coincidences there's enough to keep anyone amused for a couple of hours ... i especially liked the farmer called McDonald story ... so easy to please !! A nice in-betweener with at least a handful of stories that you'll want to pass on.
Gordon Gatiss
Sep 19, 2013 Gordon Gatiss rated it liked it
We all experience them at sometime in our lives, but it depends upon the circumstance whether we consider them good or bad, lucky or unlucky ... coincidences. This is a great book, which discuses the science / chance of events happening in the first part. Then in the second part of the book there are anecdotes and stories, which make for interesting reading. The book is written in an easy readable style which would appeal to most readers. A good read.
Dec 30, 2007 Jim rated it really liked it
A compilation of well-researched coincidences. THe autors present them without speculation as to their possible meaning. Enjoy them for the sheer amazement of them. Example: A 10 year old girl named Laura Buxton attaches her name and phone number to a helium balloon, and releases it from her back yard. It travels 140 miles, and lands in the back yard of another 10 year old girl named Laura Buxton!
Skipped the whole first part... there's obviously nothing factual that can be said about coincidences. Just speculation or a description of "how it makes us feel". Enjoyed reading some of the stories. Some of them are beyond belief. Others are rather mundane. Somewhat hard to take since you don't know for yourself whether they're even true! Reading them gets tiresome though.
Kate Traud-Detmer
Jan 15, 2008 Kate Traud-Detmer rated it liked it
Matt should read this book.
Jan 14, 2009 Karen rated it it was ok
Fluff. After reading so many amazing coincidence stories, they stop seeming so amazing.
Aug 03, 2013 Julie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was expecting more mathematics in the explanations but other than that it was very interesting. I agree with other reviews that the 2nd half drags on a bit.
Jake Berlin
Feb 24, 2015 Jake Berlin rated it it was ok
features a lot of quirky stories, and is surprisingly funny at times, but ultimately it failed to hold together, largely, i think, because the authors didn't know what point they wanted to make
Marcos Carvalho
Want to read this again.
Valerie Thompson
Apr 19, 2012 Valerie Thompson rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book, and am surprised it doesn't have more stars. Simply structured and written, it has lots and lots of real life stories that are, well, beyond coincidence.
Roger Woods
Apr 12, 2016 Roger Woods rated it it was ok
Some interesting stories about coincidence in this book but I was disappointed by the pseudo-scientific explanations which were not convincing.
Dec 23, 2010 Amanda rated it really liked it
This was just fun to read. Sure, some of it was a little redundant, but, overall, it was informative and intriguing.
Aug 24, 2015 Alison rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Some interesting coincidences but got a little bored by the end of the book and couldnt wait to finish.
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“Allegory and metaphor work by linking together two normally unconnected ideas in order to startle the reader into seeing something they thought they knew in a different light. Strictly speaking metaphors aren't coincidences, as they are man-made, but they work the same trick: fusing unrelated entities to power a revelation.” 0 likes
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