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The book of why : the new science of cause and effect

Pearl, Judea2018
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'Correlation does not imply causation.' This mantra was invoked by scientists for decades in order to avoid taking positions as to whether one thing caused another, such as smoking and cancer and carbon dioxide and global warming. But today, that taboo is dead. The causal revolution, sparked by world-renowned computer scientist Judea Pearl and his colleagues, has cut through a century of confusion and placed cause and effect on a firm scientific basis. Now, Pearl and science journalist Dana Mackenzie explain causal thinking to general readers for the first time, showing how it allows us to explore the world that is and the worlds that could have been.
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Imprint:
London : Allen Lane, 2018.
Collation:
x, 418 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Audience:
Specialized.
ISBN:
9780241242636 (hbk)
Dewey class:
122
LC class:
BD541
Language:
English
BRN:
2210861
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