What exactly are your chances of being struck by a meteorite?
Think you're having less sex than the French?
How high will sea levels actually rise?
We live in an increasingly uncertain world. There's so much to worry about it is often hard to know what to really panic about. But stay calm! For Panicology is the perfect answer to the conundrums and questions that bedevil moder...more
This is a cute pop-science explanation of statistics, the media and why we as a culture have such difficulty understanding what our risks for various things actually are. Fun but ultimately too simple. Might be helpful for people who watch the TV news a lot.
Quello di cui questo libro ha da dire è ben riassunto dal sottotitolo: liberamente traducibile in “Due statistici spiegano di che cosa preoccuparsi (e di che cosa invece no) nel XXI secolo.” Ancora di più ci aiuta la sinossi resa disponibile da Amazon:
What exactly are your chances o ...more
The read did make me a little more informed but not any happier. It read like Micro Trends but the topics the writers have brought up for discussion do not interest me much. Asteroids, UFOs, underpaid women, viruses, dying cinemas. Err, not interested. If I were to conduct a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) analysis for this book, my net prom ...more