February 21, 2007

Reckoning with Risk by Gerd Gigerenzer

This is the last one of the new breed of "innumeracy" books I have read. Not one of the better ones. Still ok for generating examples for my probability course. Other examples of the genre include:

- Innumeracy by Paulos
- A mathematician reads the newspaper by Paulos
- How to lie with statistics by Huff

Not in the same genre but the following books on the history of probability and statistics may also be useful for stories and examples:

- Games Gods and Gambling by David
- The Probabilistic Revolution by Kruger et.al.
- The History of Statistics by Stigler.
- The Lady Tasting Tea by Salsburg.

The website
http://www.planetqhe.com/beta/information/home.htm contains nice problems and animations as well as some book recommendations and links.

- The Magical Maze by Ian Stewart
- Chance Rules by Brian Everitt
- Inevitable Illusions by Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini
- Taking Chances by John Haigh
- Fifty Challenging Problems in Probability by Frederick Mosteller
- Cartoon Guide to Statistics by Gonick and Smith

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