Bozo Sapiens by Ellen Kaplan

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The New York Times called Chances Are, the authors' look at the application of probability in everyday life, a "dizzying, exhilarating ride." In Bozo Sapiens, they take us on a another funhouse journey, exploring the surprising, or alarming, number of ways that humans can make bad judgments and poor decisions. The Kaplans' ability to explain everything from statistics to evolutionary biology in witty, accessible, and anecdotal style will endear this book to readers of Blink, Freakonomics, and other recent pop-social science successes.
 

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Ellen and Michael Kaplan are mother and son, and co-authors of the bestseller Chances Are...: Adventures in Probability. Michael is an award-winning writer and filmmaker for corporations, governments, museums, and charities, and lives near Edinburgh, Scotland with his wife and son. Ellen Kaplan is an archaeologist and math teacher.
 
Published August 1, 2009 by Bloomsbury Press. 304 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Nature & Wildlife, Professional & Technical, Science & Math, Law & Philosophy, Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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The mother-son co-authors of Chances Are…: Adventures in Probability (2006) turn their considerable authorial skills and wit to human behavior, from our isolated cave-dwelling ancestors to today's globalized, interconnected world.

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