Beyond Coincidence

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Icon Books, 2005 - Chance - 310 pages
"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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BEYOND COINCIDENCE: Amazing Stories of Coincidence and the Mystery and Mathematics Behind Them

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London-based journalists Plimmer and King take on probability and chance and describe many of the scofflaws in the confounding realm of coincidence.As the subtitle promises, the stories, adapted from ... Read full review

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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

Contents

The Cosmic YES
3
Why We Love Coincidence
15
Its a Small World Coincidence and Culture
37
Copyright

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Martin Plimmer is a journalist and broadcaster. 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 a hundreds of programs for BBC Radio 4.

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