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    Description"The Cartoon Introduction to Statistics" is the most imaginative and accessible introductory statistics course you'll ever take. Employing an irresistible cast of dragon-riding Vikings, lizard-throwing giants, and feuding aliens, the renowned illustrator Grady Klein and the award-winning statistician Alan Dabney teach you how to collect reliable data, make confident statements based on limited information, and judge the usefulness of polls and the other numbers that you're bombarded with every day. If you want to go beyond the basics, they've created the ultimate resource: "The Math Cave," where they reveal the more advanced formulas and concepts. Timely, authoritative, and hilarious, "The Cartoon Introduction to Statistics" is an essential guide for anyone who wants to better navigate our data-driven world.

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    The Cartoon Introduction to Statistics
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Grady Klein, By (author) Alan Dabney
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 225
    Width: 174 mm
    Height: 272 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 653 g
    ISBN 13: 9780809033669
    ISBN 10: 0809033666

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
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    BIC subject category V2: PBT
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11800
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    Libri: I-GV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F3.3
    BISAC V2.8: MAT029000
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    BIC subject category V2: FXZ
    BISAC V2.8: CGN007000
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    LC classification: QA276 .K544 2013
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    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Hill & Wang
    Imprint name
    Hill & Wang
    Publication date
    02 July 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Grady Klein is a cartoonist, an illustrator, and an animator. He is the coauthor and illustrator of "The Cartoon Introduction to Economics: Volume One: Microeconomics" and "The Cartoon Introduction to Economics: Volume Two: Macroeconomics," and the creator of the Lost Colony series of graphic novels. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey, with his wife and two children. Alan Dabney, Ph.D., is an award-winning associate professor of statistics at Texas A&M University. He lives in College Station, Texas, with his wife and three children.
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    Praise for "The Cartoon Introduction to Statistics ""Like a superhero coming to save the day, in flies "The Cartoon Introduction to Statistics ." . . Its biggest contribution is to tackle the difficulties that arise from collecting data 'in the wild'--in the real world and not in the laboratory. This makes the book more useful than those that just stick to the concepts . . . If statistics can ever be made fun, then this book shows how." --"The Economist ""A statistician and an artist team up to demystify data crunching for the masses. Through comical tales of dragon racing, worm collecting and soda guzzling, Klein and Dabney illustrate how statisticians gather data and make predictions . . . Entertaining yet thorough." --"Scientific American"" ""[A] delightful introduction to statistics . . . The genius of the book is in its layout . . . The book's good humor, clear prose, and intelligent layout should give it a probability of success with its readers approaching 100%." --"Publishers Weekly ""A gentle, pleasantly illustrated induction into the strange world of bell curves and chi squares . . . A smart, enjoyable overview of this most useful branch of mathematics." --"Kirkus ""["The Cartoon Introduction to Statistics"]""manages to amuse and enlighten . . . Grady Klein's . . . grasp of body language makes [the illustrations] expressive and even charming. He builds a cast of characters including scientists (in white lab coats, of course), worm farmers, dragons, pirates, and more through a blocky approach with extreme variations in line width. The authors hatch some genuinely funny jokes." --"Paste Magazine ""Working with Dr. Alan Dabney, Klein runs his agreeable little scientist characters through examples of mathematicians using numbers to quantify, analyze, and make decisions . . . The study of statistics is an ideal subject for comics, since the representation of data as graphs and symbols is akin to whata