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This major revision contains a largely new chapter 7 providing an extensive discussion of the bivariate and multivariate versions of the standard distributions and families. Chapter 16 has been enlarged to cover mulitvariate sampling theory, an updated version of material previously found in the old Volume 3. The previous chapters 7 and 8 have been condensed into a single chapter providing an introduction to statistical inference. Elsewhere, major updates include new material on skewness and kurtosis, hazard rate distributions, the bootstrap, the evaluation of the multivariate normal integral and ratios of quadratic forms. This new edition includes over 200 new references, 40 new exercises and 20 further examples in the main text. In addition, all the text examples have been given titles and these are listed at the front of the book for easier reference.