How to Lie with Statistics

Darrell Huff (Author) Irving Geis (Illustrator)
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Product Details

Price
$13.95  $12.83
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
October 17, 1993
Pages
144
Dimensions
5.58 X 8.3 X 0.37 inches | 0.24 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393310726

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About the Author

Darrell Huff lives in Carmel, California.

Reviews

A hilarious exploration of mathematical mendacity.... Every time you pick it up, what happens? Bang goes another illusion!
In one short take after another, Huff picks apart the ways in which marketers use statistics, charts, graphics and other ways of presenting numbers to baffle and trick the public. The chapter "How to Talk Back to a Statistic" is a brilliant step-by-step guide to figuring out how someone is trying to deceive you with data.
A pleasantly subversive little book, guaranteed to undermine your faith in the almighty statistic.
Illustrator and author pool their considerable talents to provide light lively reading and cartoon far which will entertain, really inform, and take the wind out of many an overblown statistical sail.