Dice World

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Subtitle: Science and Life in a Random Universe
Author: Brian Clegg
Publisher: Icon Books (2013)
ISBN-10: 1848315163
ISBN-13: 9781848315167
Condition: Very Good
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 274
Dimensions: 21.5 x 13.7 x 2.2 cm
Weight: 0.35 kg

In Dice World, acclaimed science writer Brian Clegg takes readers on an incredible trip around our random universe, uncovering the truths and lies behind probability and statistics, explaining how chaotic intervention is behind every great success in business, and demonstrating the possibilities quantum mechanics has given us for creating unbreakable ciphers and undergoing teleportation.

He explores how the clockwork universe imagined by Newton, in which everything could be predicted given enough data, was disproved bit by bit, to be supplanted by chaos theory and quantum physics. Clegg argues for a world in which not only is accurate forecasting often impossible but probability is the only way for us to understand the fundamental nature of things.

Longlisted for the 2014 Winton Royal Society Prize for Science Books.

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