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The Cartoon Guide to Statistics by Larry Gonick covers all the
central ideas of modern statistics: the summary and display of data, probability
in gambling and medicine, random variables, Bernoulli Trails, the Central Limit
Theorem, hypothesis testing, confidence interval estimation, and much more--all
explained in simple, clear, and yes, funny illustrations. Never again will you
order the Poisson Distribution in a French restaurant!
Paper, 240 pages.
How to Lie with Statistics by Darrell Hugg, illustrated by
Irving Geis - Darrell Huff runs the gamut of every popularly used type of
statistic, probes such things as the sample study, the tabulation method, the
interview technique, or the way results are derived from the figures, and points
up the countless number of dodges which are used to fool rather than to inform.
Illustrator and author pool their considerable talents to
provide light lively reading and cartoon far which will entertain, really
inform, and take the wind out of many an overblown statistical sail. - Library
A pleasantly subversive little book, guaranteed to undermine your faith in the
almighty statistic." - Atlantic
Paper, 142 pages. This 1954 classic was reissued in 1993. Though written in the
1950's, it is still relevant today. The illustrations are vintage 1950's and are