The Cartoon Guide to Statistics

The Cartoon Guide to Statistics

Paperback Cartoon Guide

By (author) Larry Gonick, By (author) Woolcott Smith, Illustrated by Larry Gonick

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  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 183mm x 231mm x 18mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 1 August 1993
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0062731025
  • ISBN 13: 9780062731029
  • Edition: 4
  • Edition statement: 4th edition
  • Illustrations note: cartoons, index
  • Sales rank: 15,691

Product description

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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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.

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"Gonick is so consistently witty and clever that the reader is barely aware of being given a thorough grounding.""--Omni""Gonick is one of a kind.""--Discover"