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Statistically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations 0th Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0750304016
ISBN-10: 0750304014
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"This is a remarkable collection made even more so by the careful referencing and indexing...a delightful book to pick up now and again and delve into. It is referenced and cross-referenced to a faretheewell." Journal of Quality Technology "this collection will be valuable and useful for all levels of readers, including statisticians." Choice "A veritable mine of ideas to enliven your classes or impress your colleagues. Recommended!" Teaching Statistics "From Sophocles to Esar's Comic Dictionary, this book contains the most complete collection of statistical quotations ever assembled...The attributions are detailed where possible including a full biographical information and page numbers." Austrailia and New Zealand Journal of Statistics" . . . the authors have produced a delightful book, full of interest. It will be useful for all levels of readers and is highly recommended." "This is a volume that should be on the shelves of every statistics department, primarily for use and secondly for pleasure." The Statistician s a remarkable collection made even more so by the careful referencing and indexing...a delightful book to pick up now and again and delve into. It is referenced and cross-referenced to a faretheewell." Journal of Quality Technology "this collection will be valuable and useful for all levels of readers, including statisticians." Choice "A veritable mine of ideas to enliven your classes or impress your colleagues. Recommended!" Teaching Statistics "From Sophocles to Esar's Comic Dictionary, this book contains the most complete collection of statistical quotations ever assembled...The attributions are detailed where possible including a full biographical information and pagenumbers." Austrailia and New Zealand Journal of Statistics" . . . the authors have produced a delightful book, full of interest. It will be useful for all levels of readers and is highly recommended." "This is a volume that should be on the shelves of every statistics department, primarily for use and secondly for pleasure." The Statistician

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Statistically Speaking is a book of quotations. It provides the largest collection of quotations pertaining to probability and statistics yet published. Some quotes are profound, others are wise, some are witty but none are frivolous. Here you will find quotations from the most famous to the unknown. You will find many of the 'jewels' that exist but please forgive us if we've missed any personal favourites. The extensive author and subject indexes provide you with the perfect tool for locating quotations for practical use or pleasure, and you will soon enjoy discovering what others have said on topics ranging from actuaries to variability.
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Product Details

  • Series: Speaking
  • Paperback: 420 pages
  • Publisher: CRC Press (January 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0750304014
  • ISBN-13: 978-0750304016
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.9 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #887,986 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Michael R. Chernick on January 24, 2008
Format: Paperback
This is an interesting book that has quotes from people in various disciplines that who are statistical experts or have used statistical information. The text includes the famous quote of Benjamin Disraeli and the modification by Mark Twain.
There are quotes from Shakespeare, Thomas Jefferson and even some famous statisticians like John Tukey, R. A. Fisher, Stephen Stigler and George Box. The quotes are arranged by topics that are listed in alphabetical order. The author and source are given. Sometimes the author is known but the source is unknown.

It appears to be well researched but I did find one error. Peter A. (Tony) Lachenbruch is listed as Peter Luchenbruch.

A nice and important feature of the book is the author index in the back. Each author has a list of topics for which he or she has quotes. The page numbers for theses quotes are given.

There is also an index of topics that lists each author and the page number of their quote under the topic. Ordering is alphabetical throughout.

Also, some cute and sometimes funny cartoons are interspersed throughout the book.
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Format: Paperback
This book is very well organized and written. I find it useful when making PowerPoint presentations. Fortunately it is not as over-priced as some others by this author. I bought it used.
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