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Fluke: the math and myth of coincidence
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New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2016].
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viii, 273 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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514.2 M476 2016
McKinley
514.2 M476 2016
Southgate
514.2 M476 2016
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A mathematical guide to understanding why life can seem to be one big coincidenceand why the odds of just about everything are better than we would think.

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9780465060955, 0465060951

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
A mathematical guide to understanding why life can seem to be one big coincidenceand why the odds of just about everything are better than we would think.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Mazur, J. (2016). Fluke: the math and myth of coincidence. New York: Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Mazur, Joseph. 2016. Fluke: The Math and Myth of Coincidence. New York: Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Mazur, Joseph, Fluke: The Math and Myth of Coincidence. New York: Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Mazur, Joseph. Fluke: The Math and Myth of Coincidence. New York: Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2016. Print.

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