Fluke : The Maths and Myths of Coincidences, Paperback

Fluke : The Maths and Myths of Coincidences Paperback


Imagine this: you are browsing used-books in a shop hundreds of miles from home when you come across a copy of Moby Dick, which you remember reading as a child.

When you open it, you find your own name on the inside cover.

What are the chances? This is the question we ask ourselves when we encounter coincidences that are scarcely believable amidst the ordinariness of our everyday lives.

But here's the thing - if there is any likelihood that something could happen, no matter how small, it is bound to happen to someone at some time.

Combining a fascinating investigation into the true nature of chance with anecdotes of astonishing coincidences from around the world, Joseph Mazur proves the inevitability of the unexpected.

A person can win the lottery four times, a driver you haven't booked can stand holding up your name in airport arrivals and dreams really can come true.

A must-read for maths enthusiasts and avid storytellers alike, Fluke makes the improbable wonderfully possible.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
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  • Category: Probability & statistics
  • ISBN: 9781780748993



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