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The Drunkard's Walk by Leonard Mlodinow
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Nov 16, 2010

really liked it
Read from October 11 to November 16, 2010

The Drunkards Walk was a very refreshing read and it further piqued my interest in mathematics. Now this book delves more into the statistical side of mathematics and gives a fantastic history of statistics and randomness up to the more modern breakthroughs. Never once did I find the material dry as Mlodinow peppered the history with vibrant stories of the many pioneers in statistical theory.

To help the reader understand the points, easy to follow examples were provided. I read this on a tablet with a 7" screen through Nook app for android so the few images and tables still displayed fine.

The Drunkards Walk should be a must read for anyone interested in how statistics are used throughout daily life and how one should properly question/interpret the numbers thrust into one's path to bolster another's view point.
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