The Book of Odds: From Lightning Strikes to Love at First Sight, the Odds of Everyday Life by Amram Shapiro

The Book of Odds: From Lightning Strikes to Love at First Sight, the Odds of Everyday Life

Book Title: The Book of Odds: From Lightning Strikes to Love at First Sight, the Odds of Everyday Life

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

ISBN: 0062060856

Author: Amram Shapiro


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From the popular Book of Odds website, this stylish and accessible reference book offers a fascinating peek at the probabilities that govern every aspect of human life

Did you know that your odds of dying from drowning are higher than the odds of meeting your mate on a blind date? That the odds a child has seen Internet porn are the same as the odds a person is right-handed? That nearly one in three adults believes in UFOs and nearly one in six has reported seeing one?

Drawing from a rigorously researched trove of more than 400,000 statements of probability, based on the most accurate and current data available, The Book of Odds is a graphic reference source for stats on the everyday, the odd, and the outrageous—from sex and marriage, health and disease, beliefs and fears, to wealth, addiction, entertainment, and civic life. What emerges from this colorful and captivating volume is a rich portrait of who we are and how we live today.