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Fluke : chance, chaos, and why everything we do matters  Cover Image Book Book

Fluke : chance, chaos, and why everything we do matters / Brian Klaas.

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  • ISBN: 9781668006528
  • ISBN: 1668006529
  • ISBN: 9781668055847
  • ISBN: 1668055848
  • Physical Description: ix, 323 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2024.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-305) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Changing anything changes everything -- Everything doesn't happen for a reason -- Why our brains distort reality -- The human swarm -- Heraclitus rules -- The storytelling animal -- The lottery of Earth -- Everyone's a butterfly -- Of clocks and calendars -- The emperor's new equations -- Could it be otherwise? -- Why everything we do matters.
Summary, etc.:
A social scientist dispels people's tidy versions of reality and delves deeply into the theories of random chance and chaos to demonstrate that the world really works through random events that can alter the trajectory of our lives.
Subject: Social psychology.
Chance > Social aspects.
Chaotic behavior in systems.
Conduct of life.
Psychologie sociale.
Hasard > Aspect social.
Morale pratique.
social psychology.
ethics (philosophical concept)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hall Memorial Library - Ellington 123.3 KLAAS (Text) 34037150819938 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 04/30/2024

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