I have to admit, the book title itself piqued my curiosity. Now, it’s hard to put down this brilliant work by Leonard Mlodinow who is a physicist.
New York Times wrote this wonderful review:
Mlodinow — the author of “Feynman’s Rainbow,” “Euclid’s Window” and, with Stephen Hawking, “A Briefer History of Time” — writes in a breezy style, interspersing probabilistic mind-benders with portraits of theorists like Jakob Bernoulli, Blaise Pascal, Carl Friedrich Gauss, Pierre-Simon de Laplace and Thomas Bayes. The result is a readable crash course in randomness and statistics that includes the clearest explanation I’ve encountered of the Monty Hall problem (named for the M.C. of the old TV game show “Let’s Make a Deal”).
Such books make me wonder why my physics professor couldn’t make that subject interesting back then? It’s not that I hate Physics. I love it. But there are a lot of concepts in physics or mathematics where I go off into lala land. Prof. Mlodinow has avoided boring me about all these weird concepts, and that makes this book a good read.
This one is a good buy!
Secret here is to always find something relevant in our daily lives that you can connect hard topics such as physics.