The Norm Chronicles: Stories and numbers about danger
Meet Norm. He's 31, 5'9", just over 13 stone, and works a 39 hour week. He likes a drink, doesn't do enough exercise and occasionally treats himself to a bar of chocolate (milk). He's a pretty average kind of guy. In fact, he is the average guy in this clever and unusual take on statistical risk, chance, and how these two factors affect our everyday choices. Watch as Norm (who, like all average specimens, feels himself to be uniquely special), and his friends careful Prudence and reckless Kelvin, turns to statistics to help him in life's endless series of choices - should I fly or take the train? Have a baby? Another drink? Or another sausage? Do a charity skydive or get a lift on a motorbike?
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - pbjwelch - LibraryThing
This is a book about taking risks, and why we rate some risks as much more likely than others to occur despite statistical evidence that that may not necessarily be the case (they just stick better in ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - atreic - LibraryThing
I find reading non fiction slow and heavy, but some of the facts in this book were amazing, and the over arching message of how we measure risk and how much it is skewed by other moral / judgemental ... Read full review
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