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Excellent exposition of important topic., Sept. 12 2003
I wish I had discovered this book long ago. It contains a systematic exposition of the Bayesian approach to the problem of detecting periodic signals. In addition to providing a clear framework for this problem, and many useful results, it is an excellent example of the Bayesian method at work. Just one of the many results obtained early in the book: the relation between the periodogram (which can be veiwed as a frequentist "statistic") and the Bayesian posterior for this problem is made clear.









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Excellent guide to Zen for Western gardens., Sept. 2 2002
I am a beginner at Zen, but from what I know of the underlying ideas and principles from reading several authors, this book captures the essence of what one would need to create a place for quiet contemplation. Stunning pictures!









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Excellent overview of scientific methodology and philosophy, Aug. 14 2000
This book discusses the philosophy of science with an emphasis on modern computer and cognitive science. The wonderful cartoons aid the reader throughout, making even the more technical parts accessible.









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Flawed statistics, Feb. 11 2000
The conclusions in this book are largely based on combined analysis of published studies. As noted by the Author, such "metaanalyses" are subject to publication bias. Unfortunately, the "failsafe file drawer" method of assessing possible effects of publication, used by the Author, is flawed. In my opinion, the claimed positive effects which form the thread of The Conscious Universe are spurious and the result of publication bias.









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excellent description of concept mapping, Oct. 20 1998
Concept Mapping is a way to organize, display, and develop information. This wellwritten and informative book describes very nicely how it can be used in education. For educators, scientists, information technologists, and anyone else interested in clear presentation of information.









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Great! Bridges the gap between the abstract & the practical, May 12 1998
This book covers the theory of spatial point processes at a level that is perfect for the practical scientist who needs to solve realworld problems or analyze data  without details of measure theory and other abstractions.









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Excellent modern overview of information theory., Feb. 20 1998
I feel this is a very well written and organized overview of the most important aspects of information theory for both science and communications technology. The chapter on the theory of types is worth the price of admission alone!

