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Cartoon Guide to Statistics

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Publisher Comments:

If you have ever looked for P-values by shopping at P mart, tried to watch the Bernoulli Trails on "People's Court," or think that the standard deviation is a criminal offense in six states, then you need The Cartoon Guide to Statistics to put you on the road to statistical literacy.

The Cartoon Guide to Statistics 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!

Book News Annotation:

A very clever effort at explaining the meaning and use of the major statistical methods through the medium of captioned cartoon drawings.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Written in the same cartoon format as "The Cartoon History of the Universe" and "The Cartoon Guide to the Computer", this book provides a humorous tour through modern statistics as it is practiced in a wide variety of fields - from the humanities to the sciences. The book begins with a brief history of the subject, then proceeds to cover data analysis, probability and all the other topics crucial to the study of statistics. Other books by Larry Gonick include "The Cartoon Guide to Genetics", "The Cartoon Guide to the United States" and "The Cartoon Guide to Physics".

Synopsis:

If you have ever looked for P-values by shopping at P mart, tried to watch the Bernoulli Trails on "People's Court," or think that the standard deviation is a criminal offense in six states, then you need The Cartoon Guide to Statistics to put you on the road to statistical literacy.

The Cartoon Guide to Statistics 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!

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-223) and index.

About the Author

Larry Gonick has been creating comics that explain math, history, science, and other big subjects for more than forty years. He has been a calculus instructor at Harvard (where he earned his BA and MA in mathematics) and a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT, and he is currently staff cartoonist for Muse magazine. He lives in San Francisco, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780062731029
With:
Smith, Woollcott
Author:
Smith, Woolcott
Author:
Gonick, Larry
Author:
by Larry Gonick
Author:
Smith, Woollcott
Publisher:
Collins Reference
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Statistics
Subject:
Caricatures and cartoons
Subject:
Statistics -- Caricatures and cartoons.
Subject:
Probability & Statistics - General
Subject:
General Study Aids
Subject:
Mathematics - Statistics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
no. 683
Publication Date:
19930714
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.24x7.36x.63 in. .71 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Written in the same cartoon format as "The Cartoon History of the Universe" and "The Cartoon Guide to the Computer", this book provides a humorous tour through modern statistics as it is practiced in a wide variety of fields - from the humanities to the sciences. The book begins with a brief history of the subject, then proceeds to cover data analysis, probability and all the other topics crucial to the study of statistics. Other books by Larry Gonick include "The Cartoon Guide to Genetics", "The Cartoon Guide to the United States" and "The Cartoon Guide to Physics".

"Synopsis" by , If you have ever looked for P-values by shopping at P mart, tried to watch the Bernoulli Trails on "People's Court," or think that the standard deviation is a criminal offense in six states, then you need The Cartoon Guide to Statistics to put you on the road to statistical literacy.

The Cartoon Guide to Statistics 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!

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