Ultimately, the various tales herein are unified in a single theme: the conversion of science from observational natural history into rigorously defined statistical models of data collection and analysis. This process, usually only implicit in studies of scientific methods and history, is especially important now that we seem to be reaching the point of diminishing returns and are looking for new paradigms of scientific investigation. The Lady Tasting Tea will appeal to a broad audience of scientifically literate readers, reminding them of the humanity underlying the work. --Rob Lightner --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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This is the most interesting book on statistics that I have ever read.
To avoid scaring off readers, Salsburg left out all mathematical formulas, but that's a little like a history of art without pictures.
The subtitle "How Statistics Revolutionized Science in the Twentieth Century" really tells what the book is about.
This book has a lot of interesting statistics stories and was posted at a price that could not be beat.Published 17 days ago by Jerad Schroeder
This is an excellent book from cover to cover. Salsburg is a good story teller who knows his material, and he finds a great balance between making the material accessible and... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Dave SF
As other reviewers have mentioned, this is not a book I would recommend for the general populace, or even for those with a minor interest in statistics and science. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Shane Johnson
it is an nice attempt of summarizing the development of statistics as a scientific subject. But, it was not engaging enough for either the laymen or the professionals.Published 4 months ago by Patricia B.
Salsburgs book is the most readable, enjoyable book I have read about statistics a marvelous book about the people who created the stats we use highly recommended.Published 6 months ago by Dr. Kelley A. Conrad
I think this is a very good book, inspiring and helps people to know the development of statistics in the past century.Published 6 months ago by Xinyue
I appreciate this book for providing context for the statistical techniques I have learned and have put into practice. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Dr. Christian B. Smart