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 the Hardcover edition.
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
What a great book about stats, a great read. It helps to understand all the odd stories that helped to invent stats.Published on March 13 2012 by Artie
Salsburg shows that the history of statistics is probably pretty interesting, but in trying to stay away from the math, he makes it harder to understand. Read morePublished on Jan. 29 2010 by Gord McKenna
I thought this was a great book. The author uses interesting examples for the use of statistics in every day life and we discover how this complicated science has many everyday... Read morePublished on July 20 2004 by Karine Seidman
Salsburg(S) does an excellent job discussing the historical development of the field of statistics in the 20th century. Read morePublished on July 17 2004 by Michael Emmett Brady
It should come as no surprise to any reader that a 300 page collection of anecdotes might fall a bit short in realizing the implied goal in Salsburg's subtitle. Read morePublished on May 25 2004 by Peter A. Kindle
An intriguing story based introduction to the fast field of
statistics. No formulas but still plenty of math terms explained
as easily as possible. Read more
This book is almost wonderful. It presents an account of the history of statistics that I almost couldn't put down. Read morePublished on Oct. 24 2003 by Jonathan Gilligan
Writing a story of mathematics for a general audience is never easy (in addition to this book I am also thinking of Berlinski's "Tour of the Calculus"). Read morePublished on June 16 2003 by Amazon Customer
This book is a wonderful depiction of the history of Statistics and its great contributors. Dr. Salsburg conveys the stories of the great minds of the statistical world in an... Read morePublished on Aug. 9 2002