Beyond Coincidence: Amazing Stories of Coincidence and the Mystery Behind Them

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Macmillan, Jul 10, 2007 - Reference - 288 pages
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Beyond Coincidence recounts and analyzes more than two hundred amazing stories of synchronicity, the likes of:

Laura Buxton, age ten, releases a balloon from her backyard. It lands 140 miles away in the backyard of another Laura Buxton, also age ten.

Two sisters in Alabama decide, independently, to visit the other. En route, their identical jeeps collide and both sisters are killed.

The winning number in the evening drawing of the New York Lottery three-digit "numbers" game on September 11, 2002 is 9-1-1.

From magic and religion to subatomic particles and the laws of probability, Beyond Coincidence deeply explores the roots of luck, odds, and circumstance while telling amazing stories that will have you shaking your head.

 

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User Review  - LarsTheLibrarian - LibraryThing

A great blend of facts, science, experiments, and anecdotes. The first half of the book deals with the science behind so called "coincidences", discussing possibilities both very scientific and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Karen - Goodreads

Fluff. After reading so many amazing coincidence stories, they stop seeming so amazing. Read full review

Contents

The Cosmic YES
3
Why We Love Coincidence
13
Its a Small WorldCoincidence and Culture
33
Its a Small UniverseCoincidence and Science
49
Coincidence in the Dock
65
Luck or Coincidence?
77
Does Coincidence Add Up?
99
Its a Too Small World
123
History Repeating Itself 1 75
175
Echoes
181
Names
191
Parallel Lives
201
Good Luck
217
Dates Numbers and Wrong Numbers
229
Psychic Coincidences?
241
Bouncing Babies and Golf Balls
247

Fancy Meeting You Here
129
Lost and Found
135
Life Imitating Art
143
Timely Manifestations
155
Jinxes and Curses
163
Apocrypha
253
The Ultimate Coincidence
261
Index
265
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About the author (2007)

Martin Plimmer is a journalist, broadcaster and author of the fictionalized memoir King of the Castle. Once, while in the waiting room of a hospital after banging his head, Martin found a two-year-old magazine open at an article he had written on the subject of headaches.

Brian King is an award-winning pioneer of radio fly-on-the-wall documentaries; the producer of hundreds of programs for BBC Radio, including the long-running series On the Ropes and also, coincidentally, presented by Martin Plimmer.

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