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But, when we look at coincidences mathematically, the odds are a lot better than any of us would have thought.
In Fluke, mathematician Joseph Mazur takes a second look at the seemingly improbable, sharing with us an entertaining guide to the most surprising moments in our lives.
In her hundreds of articles published by Yankee, she has established her reputation as one who writes about ordinary lives changed by one extraordinary act or circumstance. Drawing from seven previous, acclaimed collections, and with more than twelve new poems, Kinsey takes us with him on his travels to the brawling rivers of Labrador, the slopes of Kilimanjaro, the wheat fields and dinosaur digs of Alberta, and the ranchos of the Tex-Mex border.
With precise and original images – the Egyptian mummies used to stoke the furnaces of 19th-century steamships; the hardwood timbers of Swahili sailing freighters dating back three thousand years – Kinsey carries us deep into human history and into the natural world we were once all intimately a part of.
To be rescheduled: Joe Mazur presents his newest book, Fluke, The Math and Myth of Coincidence What are the chances?
Should we be surprised if strangers named Maria and Francisco, seeking each other in a hotel lobby, accidentally meet the wrong Francisco and the wrong Maria, another pair of strangers also looking for each other?As Mazur reveals, if there is any likelihood that something could happen, no matter how small, it is bound to happen to someone at some time.In Fluke, Mazur offers us proof of the inevitability of the sublime and the unexpected. Sunday, May 22, 2016 at PM, Long-time columnist for Yankee Magazine, Edie Clarke, will present her new book, As Simple as That: Collected Essays Edie Clark has been writing and editing from her home in New Hampshire for the past thirty years.With him, we visit the rough, country ballfields and raw girlie shows of his youth, and experience the endlessly fascinating intricacies of the work he's done, as a farrier, printer, horseman, dairy farmer, teacher.
He takes us on a tour of the mathematical concepts of probability, such as the law of large numbers and the birthday paradox, and combines these concepts with lively anecdotes of flukes from around the world.
How do you explain finding your college copy of Moby Dick in a used bookstore on the Seine on your first visit to Paris?