Fatal Numbers: Why Count on Chance

Tracing the interface between chance and probability in medical diagnostics, risk models, economics, and the fluctuations of financial markets, "Fatal Numbers" goes straight to the heart of what it means  to live, plan, and make decisions in a globalized, digitized, hyperlinked, science-driven, and uncertain world ... More

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Published: July 11, 2012
Words: 12,490
Language: English
ISBN: 9781935830108
About Hans Magnus Enzensberger

Hans Magnus Enzensberger has dominated the German and European intellectual scene for over four decades. His many books of poetry, prose, and cultural-political commentary, which have been translated into more than forty languages, include: "verteidigung der wölfe" (1957), landessprache (1960), "Museum der modernen Poesie" (1960), "Einzelheiten: Essays" (1962), "Der kurze Sommer der Anarchie: Buenaventura Durrutis Leben und Tod" (1972), "Die Furie des Verschwindens" (1980), "Ach, Europa! Wahrnehmungen aus sieben Ländern" (1987), "Zukunftsmusik" (1991), "Die Große Wanderung" (1992), "Heraus mit der Sprache. Ein bisschen Deutsch für Deutsche, Österreicher, Schweizer und andere Aus- und Inländer" (2005). Enzensberger has been the recipient of multiple national and international awards and prizes, among others, the Georg Büchner Prize (1963), the International Poetry Award (1980), the Erich Maria Remarque Peace Prize (1993), the Heinrich Böll Prize (1998), the Heinrich Heine Prize (1998), the Prince of Asturias Communications and Humanities Award (2002), the Premio d’Annunzio (2006), and the Griffin Lifetime Recognition Award (2009).

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