The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect
ISBN: 046509760X
EAN13: 9780465097609
Language: English
Publication Date: May 15, 2018
Pages: 432
Weight: 1.74 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
Book Overview
Start asking the big questions and learn how the study of causality revolutionized science and the world. Cause and effect: it's at the center of scientific inquiry, and yet for decades scientists had no way of answering simple questions, such as whether smoking causes cancer. In The Book of Why , Judea Pearl and Dana Mackenzie show how Pearl's work on causality has broken through this stalemate, unleashing a revolution in our knowledge of the world. Anyone who wants to understand how science, the human mind, or artificial intelligence works needs The Book of Why . Illuminating. . . a valuable lesson on the history of ideas. -- New York Times This book really gets you thinking about cause and effect as it applies to issues of our time. . . . Extraordinary. -- Science Friday