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.
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 16 hours 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 1 month 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 3 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 3 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 3 months ago by Dr. Christian B. Smart
When you read that humans developed statistics, and then get to meet them and understand the problems they were preoccupied with, a new layer of intuitions and understanding... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
It is interesting and informative but takes a bit of patience to read if you are not very familiar with the statistical topics referred to.Published 4 months ago by mason
Excellent book. I have taken several statistics classes and this book really filled in a lot of gaps. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Pnut Butta