Book Reviews

As of the 23rd May 2022 this website is archived and will receive no further updates. was produced by the Winton programme for the public understanding of risk based in the Statistical Laboratory in the University of Cambridge. The aim was to help improve the way that uncertainty and risk are discussed in society, and show how probability and statistics can be both useful and entertaining.

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Interested in a bit of reading about statistics? We are, and here are some views on books which members of our team have picked up along the way.

We will outline:

  • Accessibility - where available, cost of book, level of understanding reader needs to get through the book
  • Why would you read the book?
  • Who are the authors and areas of interest?
  • Will you need to know maths for the book?
  • In what pages will we find references to specific math terms?

Also see David Aldous' book reviews.

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