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The Resource The Norm chronicles : stories and numbers about danger and death, Michael Blastland and David Spiegelhalter

The Norm chronicles : stories and numbers about danger and death, Michael Blastland and David Spiegelhalter

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The Norm chronicles : stories and numbers about danger and death
Title
The Norm chronicles
Title remainder
stories and numbers about danger and death
Statement of responsibility
Michael Blastland and David Spiegelhalter
Title variation
Stories and numbers about danger and death
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Is it safer to fly or take the train? How dangerous is skydiving? And is eating that extra sausage going to kill you? We've all heard the statistics for risky activities, but what do they mean in the real world? In The Norm Chronicles, journalist Michael Blastland and risk expert David Spiegelhalter explore these questions through the stories of average Norm and an ingenious measurement called the MicroMort-a one in a million chance of dying. They reveal why general anesthesia is as dangerous as a parachute jump, giving birth in the US is nearly twice as risky as in the UK, and that the radiation from eating a banana shaves 3 seconds off your life. An entertaining guide to the statistics of personal risk, The Norm Chronicles will enlighten anyone who has ever worried about the dangers we encounter in our daily lives"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
MvI
Dewey number
363.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM1101
LC item number
.B53 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The Norm chronicles : stories and numbers about danger and death, Michael Blastland and David Spiegelhalter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
sky259232490
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xx, 358 pages
Isbn
9780465085705
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014004656
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The Norm chronicles : stories and numbers about danger and death, Michael Blastland and David Spiegelhalter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
sky259232490
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xx, 358 pages
Isbn
9780465085705
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014004656
Other physical details
illustrations

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