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: HarperCollins
  • Format: Paperback | 208 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: 16,944

Product description

Written in the same cartoon format as "The Cartoon History of the Universe" and "The Cartoon Guide to the Computer", this book provides a humorous tour through modern statistics as it is practiced in a wide variety of fields - from the humanities to the sciences. The book begins with a brief history of the subject, then proceeds to cover data analysis, probability and all the other topics crucial to the study of statistics. Other books by Larry Gonick include "The Cartoon Guide to Genetics", "The Cartoon Guide to the United States" and "The Cartoon Guide to Physics".

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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"